Thomas M. Price, MD

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  • Ob-Gyn
  • Reproductive Endocrinologists & Infertility Specialists

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My wife and I are trying to get pregnant and she was referred to Dr. Price when she started having issues with her period. A polyp and fibroids were found and it was recommended she get an outpatient surgical procedure to take care of it (partly because it was a health-related issue, as well). From the start, she complained that Dr. Price was not forthcoming with enough information for her to make important decisions and seemed to want to push her in directions that weren't the best for her (but may have been easy and lazy for him). It was suggested that I get tested as part of the process. I made an appointment and provided a sample.
The administrative staff couldn't seem to find me easily in their system on any of the occasions that I dealt with them, even when I referenced my wife's appointments or gave them the day and time that I was scheduled to come in. Dr. Price called my wife the next day with the results (which were not positive) and, rather than contact me himself, wanted her to relay them to me. After she convinced him that this was something he really needed to discuss with me directly, he left me a very vague message on my voicemail at work. In his message, he left his name, his number, and said he needed to speak with me. He did not use the term doctor and he did not say where he was calling from and it's only because I knew my wife was seeing a "Dr. Price? that I had any idea who this person was. I had to verify on the Duke Fertility Center website that he was who I thought he was.
I called back and, after about ten minutes of the admin staff trying to figure out who I was, I talked to Dr. Price. He told me what the problem was, but provided no other information as to what the results meant. He gave me the name of another doctor, told me to Google him, and offered some kind of bland clich like ??keep your chin up.? Apparently, he had just written me off and I really had no idea what my test results meant.
In the meantime, my wife??s results were positive and, once the minor surgery was done, would be okay to continue with pregnancy attempts. The ??solution? that Dr. Price offered her based on my test results, however, was to ask her if she wanted to go ahead with a hysterectomy so she wouldn??t have to deal with fibroids any more.
The whole point of a fertility clinic is to help couples who are having difficulty getting pregnant find a solution. Instead, Dr. Price offered no solutions to me and no information on what my situation involved and he decided that the best way to deal with my unquestionably fertile wife was to sterilize her. We??ve looked on line and found several possible causes to the results of my test and several solutions to those problems. Apparently, ??Dr.? Price just thinks I??m sterile. Friends I??ve talked to who have visited other fertility clinics have told me that, on their first visit, men not only gave a semen sample, but had a physical examine and blood draws for other testing. After my results, I??m stunned that I wasn??t called in for further testing or that these other tests were not performed as part of my visit.
Overall, our experience with DFC is that they are uncaring, incompetent, and lazy. They provided little to no information on our situation and no real solutions. I felt like I was dealing with untrained staff and a doctor who had no business working in this field. We received a strong recommendation from friends for Carolina Conceptions in Raleigh. My wife has already cancelled her surgery with DFC, since she wants nothing more to do with Dr. Price, and has already made a consultation appointment. I??ll also be contacting them for further testing. I expect to post a review after we??ve had a few appointments.

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My wife and I are trying to get pregnant and she was referred to Dr. Price when she started having issues with her period. A polyp and fibroids were found and it was recommended she get an outpatient surgical procedure to take care of it (partly because it was a health-related issue, as well). From the start, she complained that Dr. Price was not forthcoming with enough information for her to make important decisions and seemed to want to push her in directions that weren't the best for her (but may have been easy and lazy for him). It was suggested that I get tested as part of the process. I made an appointment and provided a sample.
The administrative staff couldn't seem to find me easily in their system on any of the occasions that I dealt with them, even when I referenced my wife's appointments or gave them the day and time that I was scheduled to come in. Dr. Price called my wife the next day with the results (which were not positive) and, rather than contact me himself, wanted her to relay them to me. After she convinced him that this was something he really needed to discuss with me directly, he left me a very vague message on my voicemail at work. In his message, he left his name, his number, and said he needed to speak with me. He did not use the term doctor and he did not say where he was calling from and it's only because I knew my wife was seeing a "Dr. Price? that I had any idea who this person was. I had to verify on the Duke Fertility Center website that he was who I thought he was.
I called back and, after about ten minutes of the admin staff trying to figure out who I was, I talked to Dr. Price. He told me what the problem was, but provided no other information as to what the results meant. He gave me the name of another doctor, told me to Google him, and offered some kind of bland clich like ??keep your chin up.? Apparently, he had just written me off and I really had no idea what my test results meant.
In the meantime, my wife??s results were positive and, once the minor surgery was done, would be okay to continue with pregnancy attempts. The ??solution? that Dr. Price offered her based on my test results, however, was to ask her if she wanted to go ahead with a hysterectomy so she wouldn??t have to deal with fibroids any more.
The whole point of a fertility clinic is to help couples who are having difficulty getting pregnant find a solution. Instead, Dr. Price offered no solutions to me and no information on what my situation involved and he decided that the best way to deal with my unquestionably fertile wife was to sterilize her. We??ve looked on line and found several possible causes to the results of my test and several solutions to those problems. Apparently, ??Dr.? Price just thinks I??m sterile. Friends I??ve talked to who have visited other fertility clinics have told me that, on their first visit, men not only gave a semen sample, but had a physical examine and blood draws for other testing. After my results, I??m stunned that I wasn??t called in for further testing or that these other tests were not performed as part of my visit.
Overall, our experience with DFC is that they are uncaring, incompetent, and lazy. They provided little to no information on our situation and no real solutions. I felt like I was dealing with untrained staff and a doctor who had no business working in this field. We received a strong recommendation from friends for Carolina Conceptions in Raleigh. My wife has already cancelled her surgery with DFC, since she wants nothing more to do with Dr. Price, and has already made a consultation appointment. I??ll also be contacting them for further testing. I expect to post a review after we??ve had a few appointments.

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