New PathtoFertility Blog Contributor, Kate Doyle, About Why to Make that First Call
Our official announcement. Kate Doyle, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut’s (RMACT) New Patient Liaison will be contributing on a regular basis to PathtoFertility.
Kate will be contributing her unique point of view, based on her interactions with new patients. She hears firsthand about their concerns, their questions, and their hopes. She can share with us what she hears repeatedly so that maybe it could help someone else out there who is worried about the same things.
New Patient Liaison Supports Those Starting Fertility Treatment
It’s not that misery loves company, so much as that it just plain feels less miserable when you’re not alone.
Infertility can be very isolating. RMACT has Kate to make sure that from the very first steps on your family building journey, you are not alone. We hold your hand from the very first phone call.
Tomorrow, Kate will share more of her wisdom with you.
Welcome Kate! ~ Lisa Rosenthal
Introducing "Kate's Corner" for New Fertility Patients
PathToFertility.com, the daily blog hosted by Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), is adding a new contributor: New Patient Liaison Kate Doyle. In “Kate’s Corner,” Doyle will share with a wide audience the information and insights that she has been sharing one-on-one with new patients at the fertility practice.
As RMACT’s New Patient Liaison, Kate is the first person who speaks with patients before they schedule their initial appointment. They often call with a wide range of questions about the process, diagnosis and possible treatments. Until patients understand the process, infertility treatment can seem daunting. Doyle’s goal is to take away the obstacles holding patients back from the infertility treatment they need to have a child.
“I spend most of my day listening,” says Doyle, who has been working with patients in various roles at RMACT since 2013. “New patients on the onset of treatment are commonly overwhelmed and struggle to put the pieces together. ‘Kate’s Corner’ is a way for me to reach women who haven’t picked up the phone yet, who still need some encouragement to see a fertility specialist."
Doyle Brings Her Unique Perspective to PathtoFertility
Doyle’s first topic was “The Diagnostic Puzzle,” where she explains how infertility can have layers of factors such as genetics and age. It is an example of the type of perspective that Doyle can bring to anyone who thinks they may need help starting a family. Although many couples hesitate before seeing a fertility specialist, infertility is common. It affects approximately 11 percent of the reproductive population, according to American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
For over four years, PathToFertility.com has brought a range of infertility topics to those affected by infertility, including RMACT’s community and other subscriber readers nationwide; in May 2015, the blog had over 5,500 views. It addresses the medical, social and emotional aspects of infertility with blogs written by RMACT’s board certified doctors, staff and other experts in the infertility field. Lisa Rosenthal, Patient Advocate and Blog Writer and Editor-in-Chief at RMACT, started PathToFertilty in 2010 as another way for the fertility practice to bring support to the infertility community.
"PathtoFertility has been an on-going source of education, comfort and support, according to our readers and patients,” says Rosenthal, who has been an advocate for infertility patients for three decades. “It is a joy and a privilege to be able to share on PathToFertility every weekday and I whole heartedly welcome Kate Doyle on as a valuable additional voice for the infertility community."
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.
The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.
About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.