Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

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Columbia
1506 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
573-443-4511
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 299.9
29 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
136
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.6
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
29 assessments
10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
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Kim, Amanda, and Marnie were my nurses and they were SO amazing and kind. I always got a call back even when I had a random concern, and they very sweetly took time out of their clinic to answer questions I had. Sometimes after Dr Wilshire would leave the room I would go over details with the nurses just to make sure I was on track- and they were so helpful and patient. I love those ladies and their support!..
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
They are SO organized and to the smallest detail. I think they knew my cycles better than me! It took so much stress out of the process for me knowing that they were on top of everything. From bloodwork, to diet, exercise, meds, schedule...I just had to do what they said. And that made me worry waaaaaay less having someone just tell me what to do. Literally the only thing I didn't like was their after hours answering service... they weren't great at delivering messages.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He and his nurses were always so kind when we came in; asking about what we'd been up to, how we were feeling, gave hugs, and took such good care of us with grace and we really felt like they were ALL rooting for us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Kim, Amanda, and Marnie were my nurses and they were SO amazing and kind. I always got a call back even when I had a random concern, and they very sweetly took time out of their clinic to answer questions I had. Sometimes after Dr Wilshire would leave the room I would go over details with the nurses just to make sure I was on track- and they were so helpful and patient. I love those ladies and their support!
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire is one smart cookie. He was straight forward with us, set up our plan, and made sure we understood what would be happening at each visit. When we had unsuccessful cycles, the plan was adjusted every time. I always felt like he was moving us forward and swinging for the fences - every cycle. We felt really comfortable with him and he is so calm and kind, it put us at ease being in his care. Our experience has been wonderful!!!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Just follow along with the plan he sets up and have faith!!
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
1. Clomid 50 mg-was not able to do iui this cycle. Neg hpt. 2. Clomid 100 mg, progesterone supp, hcg inj. Successful but miscarriage at 6 weeks. 3. Clomid 150 mg, progesterone supp, hcg inj. Negative hpt. 4. Clomid 150 mg, progesterone supp, fsh injections, hcg inj. Successful and currently 10 weeks w one beautiful baby!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
US were $120 and then eventually insurance covered, Clomid depends on in but mine was around $30, Progesterone was $65 per fill, hcg inj was $90, iui wax around $300. We thought all charges were reasonable. Working in healthcare, I feel like I have a pretty good handle on cost of procedures.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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9
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
Dr. Wilshire was very honest about his expectations and blunt about fertility barriers. Though he is straight-forward, he showed compassion to our situation. He was very conversational on our first visit, which helped us get to know him, and him us. He always saw us on visits to tell us the current status and what to expect. Dr. Wilshire performed a procedure on me to help increase fertility, and everything went well and I was excellently cared for.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Doctor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
9
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic was easy to get to, with great parking. Appointments were easy to schedule, staff was friendly, and we enjoyed our entire experience there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff knew my name, always took great care with my numerous calls with questions, and returned my calls very quickly. Treatment is highly personalized.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amanda was always available to answer questions, or called me back very quickly. All nursing staff was professional and courteous.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire was very honest about his expectations and blunt about fertility barriers. Though he is straight-forward, he showed compassion to our situation. He was very conversational on our first visit, which helped us get to know him, and him us. He always saw us on visits to tell us the current status and what to expect. Dr. Wilshire performed a procedure on me to help increase fertility, and everything went well and I was excellently cared for.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire will give it to you straight, and do everything he can to get you pregnant!
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Initially, I had an exam which showed some ovarian cysts. Dr. Wilshire said I may have PCOS, so he did a procedure to possibly diagnose that and to remove any cysts that may be there. That went well. I didn't have PCOS, but several cysts were removed. This increases fertility. I took one round of Clomid, and did an Hcg injection, then went to have an IUI with donated sperm. A few weeks later we found out we were pregnant! Dr. Wilshire told us there was about a 60% chance of getting pregnant after three cycles of trying IUI. So we didn't expect it to happen so quickly! We are 10 weeks pregnant now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
I have a high deductible, so I paid film price for everything except the procedure I had. All office visits and ultrasounds were under $150.
9
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Compassion
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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10
Age
24
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
The [Mid MO Repro Med and Surg] clinic was very clean with high technology equipment. The receptionists were always friendly and welcoming. There are no weaknesses, it is a great office...The nurses showed a lot of compassion through the tough journey. When I had phone calls every time I had a worry, they saw me right away or gave me the answer I needed. I grew attached to the staff because it was such a personal experience...
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Age
24
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
5th of 5 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic was very clean with high technology equipment. The receptionists were always friendly and welcoming. There are no weaknesses, it is a great office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I know that Dr. Wilshire sees hundreds and hundreds of patients, but every time I went in, I felt like I was the only one that he had his focus on and it was a VERY personal experience every single time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses showed a lot of compassion through the tough journey. When I had phone calls every time I had a worry, they saw me right away or gave me the answer I needed. I grew attached to the staff because it was such a personal experience.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
My husband and I saw fertility doctor after fertility doctor due to recurrent loss. I feel like we got nowhere and got different answers every single time. I have several family members and friends who have full blown infertility and they got pregnant successfully within 1-3 visits with Dr. Wilshire after years of trying. When I got an appointment with him, we walked out very confident in Dr. Wilshire's plan for us. We we lucky enough to get pregnant the first round of IUI. This pregnancy is the first pregnancy out of 4 total, that is healthy. And I believe it was because of his approach. He kept a close eye on me through about ten weeks pregnant with my history of miscarriages. When we had to depart it was very bittersweet. I have been referring everyone who I know that has infertility to him. My husband and I will definitely be back if need be for our other children.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
If you want to go through treatment, you have to be willing to spend a little money and be able to take off work last minute. This wasn't even an issue for us though because IUI was very affordable and they were able to get me in at 7 am before my work even started. Each of the visits had no wait in the waiting room and I was in and out within less than 15 minutes and that even included the quick IUI procedure. I was even able to go straight back to work after that with no restrictions.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I did a series of tests with several different doctors and even a hysteroscopy and laparoscopy to try to figure out recurrent loss. When I got to Dr. Wilshire, he did one more round of tests to see if I needed to do IUI or IVF. Lab work came back good so we did IUI. I did 50 mg of clomid with ultrasound monitoring, trigger shot and IUI. Then he put me on progesterone. I had only one dominant follicle. First round worked and I got pregnant successfully with a singleton. I am currently 11 weeks pregnant.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Each ultrasound cost $125 and IUI was around $200. The medications were fairly inexpensive.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
9 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Appointments [at Mid MO Repro Med and Surg] were usually right on time and they were able to get you in and back out in a timely manner. They were very knowledgable as to what my insurance covered and I never had to question anything in that area. I saw no weaknesses within the clinic...The nurses were always available when I called with questions. They were knowledgable of our treatments and time was not wasted having to explain why we were there. They were always very friendly, kind and helpful....
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Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
9 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Appointments were usually right on time and they were able to get you in and back out in a timely manner. They were very knowledgable as to what my insurance covered and I never had to question anything in that area. I saw no weaknesses within the clinic.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff was always warm and welcoming. There were even times outside the office that they recognized us and acknowledged us.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were always available when I called with questions. They were knowledgable of our treatments and time was not wasted having to explain why we were there. They were always very friendly, kind and helpful.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wiltshire was always very open and straightforward with us. There were times that his honesty stung a little, especially in regards to my weight issues, but I never once doubted that he had our best interests in mind. He is very knowledgable in his field and always made sure we knew what was going on with our treatments. He made us feel comfortable and confident as we continued our treatments.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He can be very straightforward and a little abrassive, but he is amazing at what he does and always has your best interest in mind.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since I was diagnosed as having PCOS one of the biggest parts of my treatment plan was to be on a low carb diet. This helped to regulate some of my levels in order to make my IUIs successful. Our medication was modified as needed based on what my ultrasounds would show.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
At the end my insurance covered all ultrasounds. Before that I paid $125 each visit for an ultrasound and when we would have an IUI done it was around $220.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
27 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Nurses and IVF staff [at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] checked on me when I came in and out of the office regardless if they were the ones seeing me that day....Dr Wilshire tells you how things are. He is sometimes blunt and to the point but does it professionally. [The nurse] is wonderful. She even offered to give me her personal cell phone number so she could walk me through mixing medications when it was time because it was after office hours.
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Age
27 - 31
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Most appointments are quick and there isn't much wait time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Nurses and IVF staff checked on me when I came in and out of the office regardless if they were the ones seeing me that day.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She is wonderful. She even offered to give me her personal cell phone number so she could walk me through mixing medications when it was time because it was after office hours.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr Wilshire tells you how things are. He is sometimes blunt and to the point but does it professionally.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Ask lots of questions.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Follistim 225units daily for 7 days Ganirelix 250mcg on day 6 and day 8 Menopur 225 units on day 8 HCG on day 9 Egg Retrieval on day Day 11
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
We did fresh IVF cycles with ICSI. Our first pregnancy also required a TESA procedure. Our first cycle was partially covered by insurance. We had to pay about $14,000 up front and were reimbursed by the clinic after insurance paid, how total cost for that cycle was about $6,000. For our second cycle insurance covered most of it. We still had specimens froze so we didn't have to do another TESA procedure. Our insurance was checked this time and we only had to pay what insurance wasn't going to pay. At the time of our consultation we had different insurance so our consultation was $157.75. Our insurance changed at our cost were $320 for Hysterscope with practice transfer 2 office visits for ultrasound and Estradiol Levels $53.06 each $1500 for IVF/ICSI 3 office visits for ultrasounds after transfer $25 each For a total of in office cost of $2001.12 Medication Costs were as follows Birth control pills prior to starting cycle no cost Valium $0.68 for hysterscope Doxycycline $10 Follistim 4 vials $50 Menopur 8 vials $100 Ganirelix 3 vials $50 Endometrin $50 Augmentin $3.90 Aspirin $0 HCG $20 Total Medication cost $284.58
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
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When it came to finding a high risk doctor for our successful IVF twin pregnancy, they [Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] did all the work in getting an appointment set for us. Even after hours, even once we were past their care, they still answered pages in the middle of the night and put to rest any concerns we had.
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Age
26 - 27
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Male Factor, PCOS, Immunological
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic is set in an older building, but don't judge a book by its cover. Their office is in fact very nice, clean, and comfortable. They recently received new ultrasound machines which are much improved. Their surgery prep room and surgery room and situated right next to the lab where embryos are kept. During transfer you can literally see your eggs being drawn up into the catheter by the embryologist. It is comforting to be able to see all the "behind the scenes" action, because these are our babies we are talking about!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses or Dr Wilshire himself were available to us 24/7. During treatments, if we left appointments and thought of questions later, we could call at any time and have any question answered. When we had breakdowns and cried, Dr Wilshire himself lingered in the room for comfort. When it came to finding a high risk doctor for our successful IVF twin pregnancy, they did all the work in getting an appointment set for us. Even after hours, even once we were past their care, they still answered pages in the middle of the night and put to rest any concerns we had.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
We worked primarily with Amanda at first. She was very quiet but kind and compassionate. She answered any questions we had and always made us feel comfortable. Kim did our IUI, and was a very fun, but professional nurse to work with. Marnee was our IVF nurse, who is very to the point and honest, but cares deeply for each patient. Marnee can come off as stern, especially when explaining risks, but we quickly realized this is just because she genuinely cares and worries about each patient. The relief on her face when she saw me after we suffered from OHSS (ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome) said it all. We had a rough patch, but one office visit we came in and I was feeling much better. She let out a huge sigh of relief and said she'd been worried sick every night for us. This made us feel even more comfortable in their care.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr Wilshire from the get go was very forward. He didn't sugar coat things, but he also was not too harsh or gruff in explaining the hard facts. From the first visit we were very confident. He moved forward with us immediately with a plan, from day 1. If we experienced any set backs or curveballs, he wasted no time in coming up with a new plan and putting it into place immediately. There was never a time where we went home disappointed in the care we received. We may have been disappointed in outcomes along the way, but those were outcomes that were not in anyway in his control. They were outcomes left to nature and my body that did not cooperate with our plan. Dr Wilshire was always available for questions. He never turned us away or referred us to ask his nurses questions. He was genuine in the time spent with us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He prepared for the truth. Nothing will be sugar coated. He is honest in what baseline factors need to be present to conceive. Whether it's losing weight, or gaining weight, or picking up exercise and getting healthier, or cutting back on exercise and letting your body heal. He knows what he is doing. Trust it!
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We first tried clomid, but thanks to my pituitary issues, my body did not respond to this at all. So we immediately moved go injectables. It was a fast change of plans, and scary. We didn't expect that so quick. But Dr Wilshire knew clomid was a waste of our time, so we moved on! IUI + follistim was next for us. Since I had plenty of eggs, and maturation/ ovulation was my issue, we started with half the typical dose. Being conservative worried me, but he was right, because even at a half dose I over-responded and the cycle was cancelled. The next cycle, they monitored me every other day instead of every few days, to titrate my dose as needed. With this, I even still was over stimulated and cancelled yet again. We gave it one more shot, and this time went so low and low that after two full weeks of injections, we had no lead egg(s) jumping out and they were in fact fizzling. So we cancelled and moved to IVF. Our protocol with this was going to still be conservative, and have both an agonist and antagonist approach. We chose this since I do get overstimulated easily. We did not want premature release of any follicles. So about half way into stims we added antagonists as well. We went: follistim, follistim+ menopur, menopur+ ganirelix, and trigger. That worked beautifully. Resulting in an abundance of eggs.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Ultrasounds were roughly average, ~$100. IUI was average as well, aside from injectables, the procedure cost just a couple hundred. Ivf cost was reasonable and average. ~15K, including ICSI, not including genetic screening.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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[Nurse] Amanda [at Mid Missouri Repro Med] was great. Very warm and sweet!...He [Dr. Wilshire] was incredibly blunt and very direct about what our 'problems' were and what our course of action would look like. He did not sugar coat anything but still relayed the message in a caring and compassionate manor... My husband and I were so nervous to take the step of seeing someone for infertility but upon first impression, he immediately made us both feel much better.
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Age
29
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Wilshire totally made me feel like a human. He sat down and talked with me for over an hour about every detail of my life that could be affecting my fertility while not making me feel bad for any of it!
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amanda was great. Very warm and sweet!
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire was amazing! He made me feel very comfortable and helped make the situation a little lighter while still portraying to understand the scariness of the circumstances. He even made us laugh! My husband and I were so nervous to take the step of seeing someone for infertility but upon first impression, he immediately made us both feel much better. We still talk about that first appoint and how we loved Dr. Wilshire within minutes of being in his office! He was incredibly blunt and very direct about what our 'problems' were and what our course of action would look like. He did not sugar coat anything but still relayed the message in a caring and compassionate manor.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He is very direct. If you don't like blunt then he is not the doctor for you.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I had a total of 2 rounds of IUI treatment. For each round, I went in on the first day of my period for an ultrasound and then was given a prescription for clomid (25mg the first round, 50mg the second) in which I took for 5 days towards the beginning of my cycle. Then in the middle of my cycle, I would go in for another ultrasound to make sure my ovaries had grown appropriately and that there was an egg ready. The gave me an hcg trigger IM injection to do at home that night and then the following day, my husband would go in and deposit a sample in which the lab in Dr. Wilshire's office would spin out the 'bad ones' of the bunch. 2 hours later I would go in and they would inject his sample directly into my uterus. It was completely painless and then I would rest there with my knees up for 15min. Later that night my husband and I had intercourse to set the 'environment.' After the IUI treatment I had to take progesterone suppositories until I got a negative pregnancy test or until 8 weeks gestation. 2 weeks later I took a pregnancy test. The first round it came back negative but on the second round it came back positive. I had to do IUI treatment because I have endometriosis and PCOS along with a blocked tube. The only thing that was not so pleasant about the whole expericence (other than it just being an uncomfterable situation anyway) were the meds. They made me feel pretty moody but it was all so so worth it because I now have a 3 month old baby boy!
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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[Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery was] ...So helpful and invested. They were so happy for us and I would highly recommend this clinic. They went above and beyond when we has issues with the loan company...[Nurse] Marney was wonderful and helpful and always keeping us in the loop...
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Age
27 - 29
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
5 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
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Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
So helpful and invested. They were so happy for us and I would highly recommend this clinic. They went above and beyond when we has issues with the loan company.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He was very honest about our chances and what we needed to do to increase those chances. He was kind and understanding when we needed to take a break from treatments and not pushy.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marney was wonderful and helpful and always keeping us in the loop.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He's very honest about what needs to be done. He gave us a detailed diet to follow which I like since I'm horrible at following diets. He was so excited for us when we did get pregnant. I would highly recommend him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He's honest. I'm 30lbs overweight and he did tell me that losing weight would help but it wasn't mandatory. He did it in such a way that I wasn't offended or upset by it.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did 4 clomid IUI cycles with Dr. Wilshire which we unsuccessful. We decided to jump straight to IVF since an injectables cycle is so expensive to give us our best chance. Dr. Wilshire agreed with our rationale and put me on birth control to start. Before the cycle started we did a mock transfer which showed I had a pseudo cyst which he removed right there. I like how proactive he is. We did two weeks of injections but I only produced 4 follicles. Since we were expecting to get 20 this was disappointing. Dr. Wilshire discussed cancelling the cycle so we didn't spend the big bucks for 4 eggs. We decided that was best and the cycle was converted to IUI. The IUI worked and we now have a beautiful 4 month old!
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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10
Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
The [Mid MO Repro Med and Surg] clinic is great. As I mentioned before, a human always answers the phone and they are always waiting at the front desk when you come in for your appointment. They were easy to work with...Amanda was great to work with. She's calm, confident and compassionate. She fully explained everything she was going to do before she did it, answered all of our questions and even laughed at my husbands "funny" jokes. Whenever she had to call me with test results, she did so within hours of me leaving the office and she returned phone calls promptly within a few hours. She was encouraging and comforting to work with...
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Age
30
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic is great. As I mentioned before, a human always answers the phone and they are always waiting at the front desk when you come in for your appointment. They were easy to work with.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Every time I called his office a person answered the phone. I was never put on hold and never talked to a computer, they always answered my questions and helped me out. Amanda (his nurse) was super nice and explained everything that was happening in normal language that we could understand.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Amanda was great to work with. She's calm, confident and compassionate. She fully explained everything she was going to do before she did it, answered all of our questions and even laughed at my husbands "funny" jokes. Whenever she had to call me with test results, she did so within hours of me leaving the office and she returned phone calls promptly within a few hours. She was encouraging and comforting to work with.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire is super direct and tells it how it is. We loved his confident yet humble approach. He explained everything very well, was direct about the lifestyle things we needed to change while explaining why the changes needed to be made. We never left the office confused or unsure of what was going on.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Make an appointment sooner! I wish we would have gone in when I first thought about it instead of waiting for "one more cycle".
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
For our first appointment, we watched a video that explained the fertility process and then Dr. Wilshire came and brought us to his office. He asked us all of the life style and medical history questions- in most offices the nurses do this, we liked that he did. He explained what the next few months would look like for us and then did an ultrasound. On my next cycle, I took Clomid followed by a trigger shot and IUI. We were successful on our first round!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
None of the costs were over the top. You pay before you go in for your appointment. The cost was typically between $50-$200 per appointment.
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Compassion
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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9
Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
All of the nurses [at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] are very nice and compassionate to the situations we are in. They are very positive and it is a pleasant experience when we are there. Kim is always nice and asks about our lives...A time or two after having blood work they did not call to tell us the new amount of injections to do. We had to call to get answer...Their billing and insurance processing is slow. Some visits we pay the usual amount and then sometimes don't pay anything. After that I can expect a big bill at the next appointment. They usually say insurance paid more or didn't cover it.
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Age
28
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
9
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Their billing and insurance processing is slow. Some visits we pay the usual amount and then sometimes don't pay anything. After that I can expect a big bill at the next appointment. They usually say insurance paid more or didn't cover it.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He sat down with us and went through in detail about our file and after surgery sat with me and explained everything in depth and answered any questions I had. His nurses are very nice and always remember us and ask us questions about us that we discussed last time we were there.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
All of the nurses are very nice and compassionate to the situations we are in. They are very positive and it is a pleasant experience when we are there. Kim is always nice and asks about our lives
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He is a very busy doctor. Doing surgery and ivf takes him out of the office a lot. When we talked to him though he does not speak to fast and allows us to stop him and ask questions whenever we are confused.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He can be blunt and he is not afraid to give you any bad news. I truly think he wants each and every patient to have a child.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Since we already had several tests performed by prior doctor he went over file with us. Started a course of action to do a few iui and if not pregnant go in for surgery to see if endometriosis exists. Once through surgery he wanted to do a few more iui. We have since decided to move on to ivf. Started iui with clomid and last 2 cycles have been with injections of folistim. We moved on to IVF and completed one egg retrieval. Egg numbers were higher than average and at the stage of freezing we were left with 6 I believe to send to be genetically tested. The first transfer we did two embryos, 1 implanted but miscarried. No explanation as to possibly why. Next transfer using last embryo nothing was changed protocol wise. Same results. Asked him about possible egg quality issues or other tests that could be done. Essentially he said no. And we should just get a hold of him again when we want to do another retrieval and ivf cycle.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Some of the services were covered under insurance. Not sure of their original prices. 63 for trigger shot. 125 for semen collection and washing. 600 unit of folistim is $420.
5
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 32
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
[Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery was] professional, organized, clean, welcoming. You always feel so important and as if you are their only patient... [Nurse] Marnee is one of the greatest people I've met. If I ever had any question, she was always available. Marnee always made me feel at ease and helped me stay relaxed throughout the years of being with Dr. Wilshire's office. Always professional but always there, through tears and sadness and the greatest joy of becoming pregnant.
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Age
28 - 32
Treated
2009 - 2013
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Professional, organized, clean, welcoming. You always feel so important and as if you are their only patient .
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
I always felt as if I was their only patient while knowing it was far from that. Personal relationships with all staff from the beginning and communication available all hours.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marnee is one of the greatest people I've met. If I ever had any question, she was always available. Marnee always made me feel at ease and helped me stay relaxed throughout the years of being with Dr. Wilshire's office. Always professional but always there, through tears and sadness and the greatest joy of becoming pregnant.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire made us feel as part of his family and always encouraged us to do what we were comfortable with. He easily could try and sway our decisions to improve his numbers but he cared about us as people and our mental health through the process. We always had complete trust in him and his team and it was very bittersweet to move on after becoming pregnant.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Be honest and open, he's available to talk about any and everything. Don't hold back any questions or concerns because Dr. Wilshire can make you feel at ease after discussion.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
All of the first 3 cycles were slightly different, working to find something that would work for us. After trying a double transfer that he had not done before and having success, the same protocol was used when we returned to conceive our second baby.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
With no insurance coverage everything was out of pocket. I can't remember exact costs but compared to other offices it was average in comparison.
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
The first treatment ended up being around 1,500. Second treatment was around 1,200....Both Kim and Amanda are amazing. Kim always greeted me with a smile and a hug. When some things didn't go exactly as planned, Kim showed just as much emotion as we did. She shows how much she truly cares about her patients. Amanda is just as sweet. She is always very polite, smiling, and makes you feel comfortable in a sometimes awkward situation.
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Age
26 - 32
Treated
2010 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinics parking lot is small. Everything else about it is wonderful.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Wilshire and his staff take the time to get to k ow their patients. I even had a nurse who cried with me when treatment didn't go as planned.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Both Kim and Amanda are amazing. Kim always greeted me with a smile and a hug. When some things didn't go exactly as planned, Kim showed just as much emotion as we did. She shows how much she truly cares about her patients. Amanda is just as sweet. She is always very polite, smiling, and makes you feel comfortable in a sometimes awkward situation.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire is straight and to the point. I really liked this. When starting treatment he did not sugar coat anything and was quick to lay out the fact that I needed to lose weight to help the procedure be more successful. While straight and to the point Dr. Wilshire is very caring and has a great connection with his patients. You feel like part of a family with him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Don't be surprised by what you might hear come out of his mouth.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Our strategy was to start with clomid, use an hcg shot, then move on to iui. The first treatment worked, I got pregnant, but was not able to carry. The second treatment was the same and worked like a charm.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
The first treatment ended up being around 1,500. Second treatment was around 1,200.
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
They do everything right there in the office. If you call they return your call in a timely manner. You can see your ultrasound images & get your blood work done right there & get the results in a few hours. There is a pharmacy with a great staff on the 1st floor of the building which is very convenient. The medicine I needed that had to be shipped was done in a timely manner & the staff at the doctors office was very helpful in the ordering process & making sure I had the correct medicine at the correct time...
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Age
34 - 35
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
They do everything right there in the office. If you call they return your call in a timely manner. You can see your ultrasound images & get your blood work done right there & get the results in a few hours. There is a pharmacy with a great staff on the 1st floor of the building which is very convenient. The medicine I needed that had to be shipped was done in a timely manner & the staff at the doctors office was very helpful in the ordering process & making sure I had the correct medicine at the correct time.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always called me by name, was friendly, & helped me understand everything along with his wonderful nurses. He & his staff were also very compassionate & he believed in what he does.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They are fabulous! They are kind, compassionate,& understand! It didn't matter which of the 3 nurses I saw, I always felt comfortable & had my questions or concerns taken care of quickly.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He is very caring and compassionate. He explained things & was easy to work with. He has made this experience much easier than I expected. I was very comfortable every time I saw him. He explained things in a straight forward manner & answered questions without making me feel silly about what I asked.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Ask any questions you have. He will answer all of your questions clearly & let's you know all your questions are important
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Everything we had [at Mid MO Repro Med and Surg] was very upfront, costs were available, insurance was checked. New patient information was mailed and appointments promptly scheduled...The nursing staff was always, personable and understanding in their care. They were available for questions and NEVER made me feel "stupid" for asking them...
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Age
26 - 26
Treated
2016 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Everything we had was very upfront, costs were available, insurance was checked. New patient information was mailed and appointments promptly scheduled.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always knew and could recall personal info from previous appointments. He was specific in his conversation and the staff was always ready to answer the phone and provide information at any time.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff was always, personable and understanding in their care. They were available for questions and NEVER made me feel "stupid" for asking them.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire gave an empathetic ear to all concerns as well as a well rounded educational explanation of the whole process. He used scientific based evidence and years of clinical experience to give excellent recommendations.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Come prepared with all questions.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Clomid for egg development HCG injection for ovulation IUI for insemination Progesterone suppositories for sustainable pregnancy Multiple ultrasounds for checking for any abnormalities and pregnancy confirmation.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Payed for all fertility drugs either at the office or at a conveniently located pharmacy in the same building that had what we needed. My insurance covered all other cost associated with my care, however my husbands sperm collection was not covered and was a minimal out of pocket expense.
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
32 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
This was the second clinic [Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] we went to. When enter the office area (not the waiting room) the walls are lined with photos of all of the babies that Dr. Wilshire and his team made possible....All of the staff were very warm and treated us like we were a member of their family/team.
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Age
32 - 34
Treated
2013 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Operations
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
This was the second clinic we went to. When enter the office area (not the waiting room) the walls are lined with photos of all of the babies that Dr. Wilshire and his team made possible.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All of the staff were very warm and treated us like we were a member of their family/team.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very thorough, great communicators, they called to ensure that we were comfortable and ensure that we didn't have any questions. She even gave us her cell phone number in case we had any concerns after hours.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire made us feel at ease. Knowing that he had been through something similar to my husband and I was soothing. He was outstanding when it came to explaining the procedures and options.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire makes miracles happen, not just for my family, but for many of my friends families.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I cannot recall since that was roughly 3 years ago.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
My husband's TESA was roughly $1,300. The total cost for the ICIS/IVF with transfer was $14,000. The majority of the costs were associated with the lab which was roughly $10,000.
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
10
The clinic [Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] is wonderful, very clean and very professional. They have a great system that keeps patients flowing through the office at the perfect pace. hardly any waiting at all....Kim is wonderful, she is very informative and helpful through the whole process.
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Age
27
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Unexplained
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic is wonderful, very clean and very professional. They have a great system that keeps patients flowing through the office at the perfect pace. hardly any waiting at all.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Kim is wonderful, she is very informative and helpful through the whole process.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
I was anxious to see Dr. Wilshire, as all the previous doctors I had seen for my cyst on my ovary simply wanted to just go in and cut the cyst and ovary out and I wanted to save my ovary. Dr. Wilshire assured me he would do everything in his power to save my ovary, after surgery I found out the ovary had to come out, but I was confident that Dr. Wilshire tried his best to save it, and he was confident that even without it we would not have any troubles conceiving. He's extremely confident in his work and he know exactly what he is doing. I recommend him to everyone!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Trust him whole heartedly.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I saw Dr. Wilshire for a cyst that was too large and needed to be removed, but he also checked every aspect of my reproduction while he was performing my surgery and made sure everything was perfect to carry a baby to term
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
My only cost for the clinic was the copay and my part of the surgery, I felt it was perfectly reasonable
10
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
A big strength of this clinic [Mid Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] is its size. They are able to treat their patients as individuals and humans. The staff was always friendly and pleasant to be around. it was never a full waiting room, and I never had to wait long to see/speak to the nurse/doctor.... Our nurse was the best. She was friendly, compassionate, and 'ready' to get us pregnant. She has a great heart.
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Age
30
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
PCOS
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
A big strength of this clinic is its size. They are able to treat their patients as individuals and humans. The staff was always friendly and pleasant to be around. it was never a full waiting room, and I never had to wait long to see/speak to the nurse/doctor.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Wilshire was open and honest during our consultation. He suggested we wait several months before beginning our cycle as he wanted to improve our chances. This made me feel like a human an not another number. He would also come in during some monitoring appointments as well.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Our nurse was the best. She was friendly, compassionate, and 'ready' to get us pregnant. She has a great heart.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He is blunt and straight to the point, which was refreshing and what we needed. He is friendly and would sometimes lightheartedly joke. Dr. Wilshire treated me and my husband like his only patients and he shared our same goal.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He is blunt, but wants the same outcome as his patients.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was on birth control for a month then went on follistim and gonirelix for about a week and a half. Then HCG trigger and followed transfer with endometrin.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
The procedure cost $8,000 - medication and monitoring appointments not included.
9
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
9
They [Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] have a lab in house for semen testing. They have multiple treatment rooms. They are able to perform hysteroscope in the office. Pharmacy next door for easy access to meds... $124 per each US, $10 for clomid, $85 for HCG trigger shot. $240 for semen prep and IUI. Around $600-700 total per cycle
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
9
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
They have a lab in house for semen testing. They have multiple treatment rooms. They are able to perform hysteroscope in the office. Pharmacy next door for easy access to meds
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff are always really friendly. Dr. Wilshire comes in and looks at my US and gets excited when he sees how many eggs we produced. He has a warm and caring personality
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They all are very friendly upon calling you back. They engage you in friendly talk about the weather or what plans you have for the weekend. They all are very competent in doing the US. Most of them are good at explaining stuff to you.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire went through both mine and my husbands medical histories. He suggested that I may have PCOS. Upon doing the first US, a nurse did it, but Dr. Wilshire stood behind her and explained everything to us and I did in fact have PCOS. He laid out our treatment plan and told us we could start right away! He was very nice and compassionate during the whole process. Unfortunately we didn't see him at all during our first cycle as he was out for surgery on his shoulder. But we saw him at the very next cycle.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Ask lots of questions
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
US on cycle day 3, start clomid 100mg for 5 days immediately. Return for US 8-9 days later to see lining and follicles. Then a HCG trigger shot. Timed intercourse night of shot and after IUI. IUI 36 hrs after shot.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
$124 per each US, $10 for clomid, $85 for HCG trigger shot. $240 for semen prep and IUI. Around $600-700 total per cycle
7
Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
The office staff [Mid Mo Repro Med and Surg], along with the nurses work very well together....Every time my husband and I have had an appointment, our experience has been great. No complaints.....Dr Wilshire and all of his staff are excellent. They do everything they can to make you feel at ease in what's one of the hardest situations....There are so many emotions and heartache that comes with infertility. It's so confronting to have a Doctor and his staff that are so caring.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Endometriosis, Poor Egg Quality, Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The office staff,along with the nurses work very well together.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Wilshire and all of his staff are excellent. They do everything they can to make you feel at ease in what's one of the hardest situations. There are so many emotions and heartache that comes with infertility. It's so confronting to have a Doctor and his staff that are so caring.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Every time my husband and I have had an appointment, our experience has been great. No complaints.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Going into our first appointment with Dr Wilshire, my husband and I had hopes that he would say that our situation wasn't as bad as we had been previously told. Unfortunately for us not only was he completely honest but also went into further detail about our infertility than our previous doctor had not. He then proceeded to tell us about everything the clinic offers, from the cheapest route to the most expensive. He gave us a lot of information to talk and think over. We are very grateful and blessed that we found Dr Wilshire and his team!!!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Be prepared for truth no matter how bad it maybe and a doctor that is extremely compassionate to the situation.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was prescribed 100mg of clomid for 5 days then we went for our IUI and I then took progesterone. My ovaries responded. I got at least one follicle that would be big enough.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
All out of pocket. Our insurance didn't cover anything.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
The clinic [Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] overall was amazing! Their hours were accommodating. I was able to be seen on Saturdays, which was nice because we live 2 hours away...When calling with a question I never was sent to voice-mail. I always got to talk to a nurse directly...As a couple my husband and I decided that we would only do clomid.
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Age
31
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
3rd of 3 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The clinic overall was amazing! Their hours were accommodating. I was able to be seen on Saturdays, which was nice because we live 2 hours away.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He had amazing bedside manner and answered every question that I had. I wanted to have an uncommon surgery and he was will to try what I wanted rather than what the textbook said you should do.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
When calling with a question I never was sent to voice-mail. I always got to talk to a nurse directly.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
I wanted to be able to try naturally to have children, even though both of my tubed were blocked. I previously had another physician refuse to do the surgery. Gil explained the risks but still did what I as the patient wanted to do.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He's very open and honest. He's not one to beat around the bush.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
As a couple my husband and I decided that we would only do clomid and then would stop trying with any other forms of medicine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
My insurance covered all of my costs.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
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The nursing staff [at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] can not be beat. Every time we came into the office we were treated like family... Kim, a nurse there, is literally one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. We had an unfortunate miscarriage and the office helped us through it even though they really didn’t have to...No weaknesses I can think of. Strengths are plentiful, easy parking, big waiting room. Usually if you show up to the appointment early they get you in early instead of letting you sit around, which is nice.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
IUI
Diagnosis
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
No weaknesses I can think of. Strengths are plentiful, easy parking, big waiting room. Usually if you show up to the appointment early they get you in early instead of letting you sit around, which is nice.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Wilshire remembered us when he saw us, and helped us pick the best plan for us. Also Kim, a nurse there, is literally one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. We had an unfortunate miscarriage and the office helped us through it even though they really didn’t have to.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff can not be beat. Every time we came into the office we were treated like family.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He’s great. He’s extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. He’s very good at explaing how things work and helping with the statistics and probabilities. During our first visit he explained to us in great detail what was wrong and what needed to be done to fix it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Don’t wear perfume, it closes his throat up and he has a hard time breathing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
I think it usually cost maybe $100 a Visit. In Austin TX our costs were $1,000 a month, and didn’t include medicine. Definitely more affordable in Columbia.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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They [staff at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] always knew exactly who I was...I think they should update the design and make it more comforting and inviting. They have all of the appropriate equipment it just seems like a very clinical setting. I've seen other clinics that were more inviting...The IUI itself was not that expensive. About $700 a cycle but my cycles were unusually long so it costs more.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS
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Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
I think they should update the design and make it more comforting and inviting. They have all of the appropriate equipment it just seems like a very clinical setting. I've seen other clinics that were more inviting.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
They always knew exactly who I was.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They know who you are and they want you to be successful.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
I just wish I actually got treatment from him more often. I usually always dealt with the nurses. I love how easy going and knowledgeable he is. He always gives us hope and encouragement when we do see him.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Be prepared with questions every time you go.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We did 3 cycles of IUI. I have PCOS and no other known issues so this seemed like the most practical approach. We started with Clomid and it took me 3 weeks to respond to it. So the next cycle we started with Clomid and then switched to Follistim because of the reaction time of my body. The last cycle we did all Follistim and I still had a 3 week reaction time. I did develop follicles every time it just took weeks. All 3 IUIs were successful but ended in chemical pregnancies.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
I received First Steps so I was able to get my Follistim at a discount. The IUI itself was not that expensive. About $700 a cycle but my cycles were unusually long so it costs more.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Marney [nurse at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] was wonderful, gave us quick updates on bloodwork and protocol and even gave us her cell number during the last days of the retrieval... A super quick blood draw and then ultrasound to check follicles and you were on your way process!
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Age
32
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF, 1 Egg Freezing
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Wilshire was very thorough and honest from beginning to end about the process and our chances while being optimistic and maintaining the human element.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marney was wonderful, gave us quick updates on bloodwork and protocol and even gave us her cell number during the last days of the retrieval process!
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Going into IVF both my husband I were nervous but the process ended up being smooth and pretty simple. We are currently in early pregnancy with twins from our first transfer. We can't think the whole team more!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Maintain a sense of humor throughout the process!
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments.
A super quick blood draw and then ultrasound to check follicles and you were on your way
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
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My experience was great. I love his [Dr Gil Wilshire's] confidence and his candid statements. He gives it to straight but politely....Remember Dr. Wilshire is only a physician, God almighty has the ultimate say in outcomes....[The staff at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine are] very compassionate and caring. Could slow down a bit when speaking to the patients to allow more time for accurate intake of the information. Organization, knowledge and compassion is strength. Weakness may be slightly older equipment.
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Age
35 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
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Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
Organization, knowledge and compassion is strength. Weakness may be slightly older equipment.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Very personal and caring
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very compassionate and caring. Could slow down a bit when speaking to the patients to allow more time for accurate intake of the information.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Lost results
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
My experience was great. I love his confidence and his candid statements. He gives it to straight but politely.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Remember Dr. Wilshire is only a physician, God almighty has the ultimate say in outcomes.
Describe the protocols Gil Wilshire used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Evidence Based Practice
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
10K- 15K
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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The front staff has changed over time. It would good to have a regular face up front so they get to know who you are. I had that with out first child but not with our second.
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Age
31 - 35
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
8 IUI
Diagnosis
Other
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Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
The front staff has changed over time. It would good to have a regular face up front so they get to know who you are. I had that with out first child but not with our second.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire might not have a good bedside manner but it's improving. He does his job well and that mattered more to us.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Remember that he knows what he's doing and will help you no matter what your first impression is.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Each cycle was roughly $600.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
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[The nurse at Mid MO Repro Med and Surg is] Very caring and great at what she does!..
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Age
25
Treated
2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He always takes the time to know his patients on a personal level.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Very caring and great at what she does!
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire always takes the time to explain procedures and treatment options. He is very down to Earth and takes the time to know his patients. My husband and I are very thankful that we were referred to Dr. Wilshire.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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The nurses [at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] are all wonderful. They are pleasant, professional, and compassionate....He [Dr. Gil Wilshire] took plenty of time and answered all our questions...He is a very knowledgeable doctor who didn't sugar coat things which is what we were looking for. After we got different test result he helped us figure out what to do next in a compassionate manner
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Age
35
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Male Factor, PCOS
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During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He took plenty of time and answered all our questions
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses are all wonderful. They are pleasant, professional, and compassionate.
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
He is a very knowledgeable doctor who didn't sugar coat things which is what we were looking for. After we got different test result he helped us figure out what to do next in a compassionate manner
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
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Everyone was very nice to my husband and I. They treated us like they were close friends...Dr. Wilshire is honest and open. If I had any questions he was very thorough when he answered them. He listened to my concerns and was very optimistic about my treatment. He knew on my first visit that I had something wrong and he was right...I felt comfortable at this office. One negative, make sure you keep detailed receipts.
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Age
35
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
8 IUI, 1 IVF, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
I felt comfortable at this office. One negative, make sure you keep detailed receipts.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Everyone was very nice to my husband and I. They treated us like they were close friends
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Very nice ladies. They were great at drawing my blood!
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
Dr. Wilshire is honest and open. If I had any questions he was very thorough when he answered them. He listened to my concerns and was very optimistic about my treatment. He knew on my first visit that I had something wrong and he was right.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
He is honest.
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
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Operations
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Marnee [at Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery] is absently amazing. She was very informative and always available when I had questions. She explained why we were doing certain meds and exactly how to administer. I never felt alone or lost I always knew what was happening or what was coming up next...They are all very helpful and their availability is amazing. Wait time is almost non existent...Total was approx $21k
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Business Executive
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Endometriosis
10
Describe your experience with Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.
They are all very helpful and their availability is amazing. Wait time is almost non existent.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He has an awesome REAL personality. Makes you feel important
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Marnee is absently amazing. She was very informative and always available when I had questions. She explained why we were doing certain meds and exactly how to administer. I never felt alone or lost I always knew what was happening or what was coming up next
How was your experience with Gil Wilshire?
I absolutely loved every time I was at the office. He has a great personality and is very through. He explained everything at a very understandable level with pics and I felt comfortable with him. We hit a couple road blocks but he was always positive.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Gil Wilshire?
Ask questions and listen to everything he says
Describe the costs associated with your care under Gil Wilshire.
Total was approx $21k
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Doctor
Gil Wilshire
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Mid-Missouri Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Columbia
Nursing
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