Thomas Kulterman

Kaiser Permanente NorCal

Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
2 reviews
Humanity
10
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
9
9
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
7
7
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
8.5
Good
Responsiveness

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

Education

Medical School
U. of Miami
Residency
St. Joseph's

How Doctor Communicates

doctor available by email
nurse available by directline
nurse available by directline
not available by personal cell phone
not available by personal cell phone
Thomas Kulterman works at

Kaiser Permanente NorCal
Rated 7.2
Strongly recommend: 35%Neutral: 35%Don't recommend: 30%7.2

At 1 office

Fresno
7300 N Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720
559-448-4555
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2 patient reviews

Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2014 - 2015, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
3 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Endometriosis
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
Operations
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Thomas Kulterman] was always very conscious of the fact that I did not have coverage for fertility treatments. He would go out of his way to keep costs down as much as possible.He was very open with me about the medical issues standing in my way, as well as what needed to be done. He performed my laparascopy and diagnosed me with Stage 3 Endo. Because of my low ovarian reserve and egg quality he suggested only doing 3 IUI's before moving onto IVF (which his clinic does not offer), and was great with referring me to an IVF clinic when those 3 did not take.
They [the staff at Kaiser Permanente Fertility] are very knowledgeable and get to know their patients very well. They do not offer IVF, so IUI is about as far as you can go....About $800 per IUI cycle....[Nurse] Carly always knew what information to tell me and was great on getting me into their tight schedule....He [Dr Thomas Kulterman] was always very conscious of the fact that I did not have coverage for fertility treatments. He would go out of his way to keep costs down as much as possible.
How was your experience with Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He was very open with me about the medical issues standing in my way, as well as what needed to be done. He performed my laparascopy and diagnosed me with Stage 3 Endo. Because of my low ovarian reserve and egg quality he suggested only doing 3 IUI's before moving onto IVF (which his clinic does not offer), and was great with referring me to an IVF clinic when those 3 did not take.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He has your best interest at heart, please take his advice.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He was always very conscious of the fact that I did not have coverage for fertility treatments. He would go out of his way to keep costs down as much as possible.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kulterman used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
I had 4 attempted IUI cycles with him, all 4 I was on Letrozole only - no ijnectibles due to cost/coverage. The first was cancelled due to my lining being too thin, but the other three were completed. After the first cycle he upped my Letrozole dose. For each cycle I only had 2-3 follicles.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaiser Permanente NorCal. (Assigned nurse: Carly)
Carly always knew what information to tell me and was great on getting me into their tight schedule.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
They are very knowledgeable and get to know their patients very well. They do not offer IVF, so IUI is about as far as you can go.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
About $800 per IUI cycle.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
Once or twice the Pharmacy did not have their order in the computer, but was able to call up and get authorization over the phone.
10
Doctor
Thomas Kulterman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
Fresno
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2016 - 2017, Successful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
5 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Unexplained
Latinx
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
he [Dr. Thomas Kulterman] was straight to the point. He was very quiet but explained everything very good. He knew what he was doing. He liked to review the information before telling you the results or outcomes...Don’t get discouraged by his nuetral affect. He’s good at what he does...The cycle that I got pregnant. We did Letrozole for 4 days, then menopur, trigger shot, then IUI. Then I took progesterone tabs vaginally starting on 7th day.
I had a great experience and I got my bundle of joy [from Kaiser Permanente]. I would recommend them and hope they provide other families with their a child. I had no problems with scheduling or anything. They were always able to accommodate me...We tried Clomid for a 3 cycles. Nothing happened. Then we changed to Letrozole. Then letrozole wirh IUI’s. Nothing happens. The cycle that I got pregnant. We did Letrozole for 4 days, then menopur, trigger shot, then IUI. Then I took progesterone tabs vaginally starting on 7th day.
How was your experience with Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He has since retired. But he was straight to the point. He was very quiet but explained everything very good. He knew what he was doing. He liked to review the information before telling you the results or outcomes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Don’t get discouraged by his nuetral affect. He’s good at what he does.
Describe the protocols Thomas Kulterman used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
We tried Clomid for a 3 cycles. Nothing happened. Then we changed to Letrozole. Then letrozole wirh IUI’s. Nothing happens. The cycle that I got pregnant. We did Letrozole for 4 days, then menopur, trigger shot, then IUI. Then I took progesterone tabs vaginally starting on 7th day.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
I had a great experience and I got my bundle of joy. I would recommend them and hope they provide other families with their a child. I had no problems with scheduling or anything. They were always able to accommodate me.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Thomas Kulterman at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
My insurance paid for 50% of all test and procedure.
10
Doctor
Thomas Kulterman
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
Fresno
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources