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.