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RMACT Sponsors March of Dimes 2014 “March for Babies” in Danbury, CT

by Greg Zola

Fertility Practice Supports Healthy Pregnancies Throughout the Year

 

DANBURY, CT (March 25, 2014)

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is affirming its goal of healthy pregnancies by sponsoring the March of Dimes and its annual fundraiser, “March for Babies” for the fifth consecutive year. Along with its sponsorship and overall fundraising efforts, the RMACT Team will show solidarity for healthy babies by walking in Danbury, CT on May 4.

 

“The March of Dimes does important work to promote healthy pregnancies through education and research,” says Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, a fertility specialist and partner at RMACT. “We support this not only through our annual sponsorship of the March for Babies, but also through our daily clinical work with each of our patients. We encourage our patients to improve their overall health, including stress reduction, moderate exercise and eating balanced, nutritious foods to improve the likelihood of achieving a healthy pregnancy.”

 

Beyond medical care, RMACT supports patients with many tools to improve their health, including nutrition counseling, mind-body coaching, Fertile Yoga classes, acupuncture and support groups all within the RMACT offices in Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury and Trumbull. Many of these services and educational workshops, which are part of RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, are free or covered by insurance.

 

“We are proud to once again include RMACT among our March for Babies sponsors and partners.  We both share the same mission vision – to provide all moms a healthy and full-term pregnancy and a strong, healthy baby. We thank them for their commitment to our cause,” said Deb Fafard, State Director, March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter.

 

To make a pledge to March of Dimes through the RMACT Team, please go to:

www.marchforbabies.org/team/t2100557

 

 

About March of Dimes 

For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.  Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

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 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.

 

Topics: pregnancy

Single Women Invited to Join a Discussion About Pursuing Single Motherhood at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

by Greg Zola

CT Fertility Practice Hosting Social Gathering for Single Women on March 24

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

On Monday, March 24, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is facilitating adiscussion group for single women considering or pursuing parenthood. Topics may include choosing a sperm donor and/or sperm bank; talking to friends, family, and co-workers; creating a support system; sharing a child’s story with him or her. This is a chance to meet other like-minded single women to talk about the decisions, emotions and opportunities that women face on the way to becoming a single mother by choice. Light refreshments will be served.

 

What: Single Women Pursuing Parenthood Discussion Group 
Where: RMACT’s Norwalk office; 10 Glover Avenue 
When: Monday, March 24 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. 
Who: Facilitated by Lisa Tuttle, PhD, clinical psychologist 
RSVP: ccooper(at)rmact(dot)com; No charge but space is limited

 

“Deciding to become a single mother is an important decision and we want our patients to feel educated and empowered through each step of the process,” says Dr. Tuttle, who has been working with fertility patients and single women for more than 15 years. “Having a full understanding of the practical implications and psychosocial aspects of sperm donation, both for the mother and the child, allows mothers to embark on this path to parenting with confidence.”

 

In January 2014, RMACT launched Single Moms To Be, a program designed to meet the needs of single women interested in becoming moms. The program includes a dedicated team with experience helping single female patients. In addition, the fertility practice has developed http://www.SingleMomsToBe.com, an online resource and community.

To learn more, please go to http://www.rmact.com orhttp://www.singlemomstobe.com.

 

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 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.


“Spring Into Fertile Meal Planning” With RMACT's Nutritionist

by Greg Zola

Free workshop includes tips to boost fertility and plan for pregnancy.


Norwalk, CT March 19, 2014

On Saturday, March 22, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is hosting a free fertility foods workshop, Spring Into Fertile Meal Planning. Attendees will learn meal planning tips to boost ovulation, sperm quality, and even lower the risk for diabetes during pregnancy. This includes discussing practical and simple ways to shop for foods; and plan meals to balance hormones and optimize your overall fertility will be presented.

 

What: Spring Into Fertile Meal Planning Workshop 
Where: RMACT’s Norwalk office; 10 Glover Avenue 
When: Saturday, March 22 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
Who: Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS; Mind Body Specialist Melissa Kelleher, LCSW; Diana D'Amelio, RPA-C Physician Assistant 
RSVP: cstahlnecker(at)rmact(dot)com 
No charge but space is limited.

 

“Fertile-friendly, nutritious meal planning together with healthy lifestyle behaviors will help to improve pregnancy success, decrease prenatal complications, and in turn support a healthy child,” says Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, MS. “RMACT encourages all patients to improve their overall health, including nutrition and stress management, before going through treatment.”

Learn more about nutrition and fertility foods.

 

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 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.

Topics: News, Wellness

Katherine Scott, BA, M.Sc. Joins Connecticut Fertility Practice RMACT

by Greg Zola

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut has hired Katherine Scott, BA, M.S.c., to be its new IVF Laboratory Manager. Scott has extensive experience in IVF, male infertility and cryopreservation.

 

Norwalk, CT March 18, 2014

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is proud to announce that Katherine Scott, BA, M.Sc. is the new in vitro fertilization (IVF) Laboratory Manager. Scott is responsible for all clinical laboratory functions in RMACT’s laboratories, including IVF, embryology, andrology and endocrinology. She works with RMACT’s team of Board Certified reproductive endocrinologists to perform assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and to lead clinical research.

“Katherine brings impressive credentials and leadership skills to RMACT’s laboratory,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director at RMACT. “In particular, her experience and passion for working with embryos and preparing them for procedures such as IVF and SelectCCS (also known as Comprehensive Chromosome Screening) will help RMACT continue to provide patients with excellent care and to maximize pregnancy rates.”

Scott has experience in cryopreservation and vitrification of oocytes and embryos, as well as embryo manipulation, culture, transfer and biopsy. She also has experience with male infertility, including semen analysis, cryopreservation and preparation for intrauterine insemination (IUI), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and IVF.

“What drives me is seeing how our team’s clinical work in the lab affects the lives of our patients,” says Scott, who feels very fortunate to have joined the RMACT team. “Our patients are depending on us to excel and it is rewarding to be a part of their success.”

Scott’s affinity for math and statistics drew her to study psychology at University of Alabama. As she concluded her degree, she was recruited to provide statistical support for Nathan Treff, Ph.D., at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ). Scott’s enthusiasm, diligence, and technical acumen were quickly recognized as she moved into the Embryology laboratory and facilitated first with on-site training, then with institutional support in the pursuit of her Masters of Biochemical Sciences with an emphasis on Clinical Embryology and Andrology from Eastern Virginia Medical School. During her time in the laboratory, Scott has enjoyed the opportunity to refine her skills, participating in more than 10,000 IVF cycles. Armed with this experience, Scott began to travel, teaching vitrification to other laboratory professionals across the country.

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 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.

Topics: Fertility Clinic, News, Infertility Diagnosis

Patient Parking Updates

by Greg Zola

Please Note: 

Change to parking location for RMACT Patients

 

Effective March 3, 2014, the parking lot across the street from our main office at 10 Glover Avenue will close for construction.  Patient parking has been relocated to the side of our building as well as behind the building (past the gazebo).

 

All RMACT Patient Parking spots are marked with large green signs and lined in green paint.  Starting Monday March 3rd, look for the green parking spots.

 

Sorry for any inconvenience!

 

The RMACT Patient Care Team

RMACT Adds Financial Packages to Cover Physician Consultation and Diagnostic Testing

by Greg Zola

RMACT Offers Flat Rate for Services Through New Opportunity Plans 

NORWALK, CT (November 12, 2013) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is launching two new financial packages for infertility patients: Fertility Consultation Opportunity Plan and Fertility Work-up Opportunity Plan. Like the Connecticut fertility practices’ other Opportunity Plans, these packages have a flat rate and strive to make infertility treatment more accessible.

 

“When we see a new couple who is struggling to get pregnant, they typically feel less overwhelmed and more focused after they have had a chance to meet with us,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director for RMACT. “We want to bring that same hope to patients without insurance. These two new Opportunity Plans are designed to give couples one less hurdle in their path to having a family.”

 

The Fertility Consultation Opportunity Plan includes an initial discussion with one of RMACT’s five Board Certified reproductive endocrinologists about a couple’s fertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART). The consultation includes a review of the patients’ full medical history, previous records review, and a discussion about their next steps.

 

The second package, called the Fertility Work-up Opportunity Plan, allows patients to pay a flat fee for diagnostic testing that will help determine their individualized treatment plans. The diagnostic testing includes:
- Day 3 Blood work (Estradiol, FS, LH, Progesterone)
- Baseline Hormone testing (TSH, Prolactin)
- Uterine evaluation (Sonohysterogram or HSG)
- Mid-cycle Ultrasound
- Follow up consultation with a doctor after testing is completed

 

Male partners can have a semen analysis for an additional fee.

 

These are the latest two Opportunity Plans offered by RMACT. The other Opportunity Plans that RMACT offers are financial packages for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Surrogacy, and Donor Egg. The goal with each of these plans to help patients by making infertility treatment accessible to anyone without insurance coverage, as well to help ease the stress during treatment.

 

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 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.

Free Fertility Testing for Women in Connecticut

by Greg Zola

RMACT Offers AMH Testing on October 24 at Its New Trumbull, CT Office

 Free Fertility TestingTRUMBULL, CT (October 17, 2013) – Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is offering free anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) tests for women who want to know more about their fertility and reproductive health at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at RMACT’s Trumbull office: 115 Technology Drive, suite C200. RMACT’s Fertility Testing Seminar will be comprised of two parts: a short seminar about fertility led by Dr. Shaun Williams, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, and AMH testing conducted by fertility nurses.

 

 AMH testing can help fertility specialists and patients to have a better understanding of their reproductive health today, as well as act as a benchmark for future diagnosis. Women with low AMH levels have several options. If they are considering having a family, they may decide to start trying in the near future. If they are not ready to start a family, they can continue to monitor their egg reserve and seek further diagnostic testing. Alternatively, they can freeze eggs for the future. In 2012 the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the “experimental” label for egg freezing, largely due to an advanced freezing technique called vitrification that freezes eggs in just minutes.

 

Alyssa Sperber, an RMACT patient who froze her eggs earlier this year, says: “As I entered my mid-thirties, I was focused on my career and was about to start business school. I want to be able to have a family in the future, so I went to RMACT for diagnostic testing. Without an AMH test, my doctor would not have had enough information to determine that I should pursue egg freezing and I may have missed my chance to start a family.”

 

AMH is a protein secreted by small follicles in the ovary that decreases gradually over a woman’s reproductive years. AMH levels are measured by a simple blood test that is one of the best markers of a woman’s fertility potential (ovarian reserve). Women who come to the RMACT event will have their blood drawn and will receive a phone call from an RMACT nurse with results within 10 business days. Since AMH is not affected by estrogen and other hormones, it can be tested at any point in the menstrual cycle and even in patients on birth control pills. Healthy women under 38 years old typically have AMH levels of 2.0 - 7.0 ng/ml.  

 

 “The advances in fertility treatment over the past decade give us more hope, but age is still the number one factor in infertility,” says Dr. Shaun Williams.  “The earlier we start working with a patient, the more options we have. Even women who aren’t ready to have children right now benefit from knowing more about their reproductive health. AMH testing is one of the most flexible, most informative tests we have.”

 

Testing AMH levels is widely recognized as a reliable indicator of a woman’s reproductive potential; however, it does not give the full picture. For a more thorough understanding of their fertility, patients should schedule an individual consultation at RMACT that includes a complete diagnostic work up. For women, diagnostic testing includes AMH, follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and hysterosalpingogram (HSG). For men, who contribute to up to 40 percent of infertility issues, diagnostic testing includes semen analysis. Both partners will also discuss their family and medical histories.

 

 To preregister or for more information, please go to: http://www.rmact.com/events

 

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 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.

Topics: Fertility Clinic, AMH

RMACT Unveils New Trumbull Office with More Services

by Greg Zola

Fertility Practice Expands Its Fertility Treatment in

Eastern Fairfield County 

TRUMBULL, CT (September 19, 2013) – Just nine months after opening a new location in Trumbull, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is moving into a renovated office that is five times the square footage of the current space. The new office, which is located down the hall from the current suite at 115 Technology Drive, will offer more services and will be able to meet increased patient demand for appointments with three doctor offices, three exam rooms, two acupuncture rooms and a complete blood triage center.

 

Many of the services that RMACT offers at its offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, CT will be added to the Trumbull location, making fertility treatment more convenient for eastern Fairfield fertility patients. Services at the Trumbull location will include:

-   Andrology lab and semen collection

-   Fertility diagnostics for men and women, including blood work and physical exams

-   Teach classes, where patients learn to administer their injectable medications

-   Morning monitoring for patients during a treatment cycle

-   Out-patient procedures such as intrauterine insemination (IUI)

-   Third party reproduction services (e.g., donor egg, donor sperm, gestational carrier)

-   Fertile Yoga classes

-   Nutrition counseling

-   Peer support groups

-   Workshops and seminars about fertility, nutrition and other related topics

 

“We are thrilled by the patient response in eastern Fairfield County,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director of RMACT. “By expanding the services and space in Trumbull, we are able to meet the needs of our fertility patients and conveniently give them the full RMACT experience under one roof. Our success rates excel because we treat the whole patient, including medical testing and treatment, nutrition counseling, mind-body services and educational workshops – and now all of that will be available at the Trumbull office.”

 

All five of RMACT’s Board Certified reproductive endocrinologists will see patients in Trumbull. Office hours are 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Patients interested in making an appointment at the Trumbull location can call 203-880-5340 or go to http://www.rmact.com/contact/schedule-appointment

 

RMACT’s endocrinology lab will remain in Norwalk, where in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures and SelectCCS (also known as Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening, an advanced form of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) will take place.

 

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 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 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 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. 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.

Topics: RMACT, Fertility Clinic

Dr. Mark Leondires is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor

by Greg Zola

Mark Leondires, MD is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor

All Five RMACT Fertility Doctors are “Top Docs,” as Rated by Their Peers for Outstanding Results and Excellence in Fertility Patient Care

 

CT Fertility Doctor | Dr. Mark Leondires | Top Doctor 2013NORWALK, CT (September 12, 2013) – Dr. Mark Leondires, medical director and fertility specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been selected as a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor for his work the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Leondires was chosen by his peers as one of Connecticut’s top fertility specialists based on his outstanding work with patients who need help getting pregnant and building their families.

 

 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which conducts a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment of local doctors, compiles the list of Top Doctors to help patients find the best healthcare providers. All five fertility doctors at RMACT are Top Doctors, as decided by their peers in the medical field.

 

 “I’m honored that my peers have named me a Top Doctor,” says Dr. Leondires, who is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. “This is an exciting time to be in the fertility field because there have been impressive advances, particularly in the past 10 years. It has been a privilege to bring those advances to my patients, as well as the hope that comes with these scientific advances to help them succeed in their dream of having children.”

 

Prior to joining RMACT, Dr. Leondires served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) at the Combined Federal Program for Reproductive Endocrinology. While under his direction, the ART Program was one of the most successful in the Washington DC area and in the top tenth percentile nationally. During this time he was an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and clinical faculty for the Combined Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. His professional society memberships include the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

 

He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and history from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, which was followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

Among Dr. Leondires’ accolades, he was selected in 2012 and 2013 for Best Doctors in America, a database of the country’s top five percent of physicians, as chosen through a peer-review process. 

 

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 (CCS). 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 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 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 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. 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.

Topics: Fertility Doctor, reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors

Fertility Doctor Discusses Surrogacy at LGBT Family Building Expo Presented by the Center

by Greg Zola

Mark Leondires, MD Shares Personal and Professional Perspective on April 27 in NYC

describe the imageNORWALK, CT (April 25, 2013) – On April 27 in New York City, Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and GayParentsToBe.com, will participate in a panel about surrogacy for LGBT families at the LGBT Family Building Expo. The Expo, which is presented by the Center, is designed to educate the gay and lesbian community about their options for building a family, including adoption, alternative insemination, foster care and surrogacy, as well as discuss the emotional and legal issues. GayParentsToBe.com, which is primarily an informational resource for the LGBT community, is sponsoring the Expo.

 

“I am proud to share my opinions and expertise as both a dad and a physician at a larger fertility center. I hope to offer to insights, support, and professional expertise to the LGBT community,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. “As a father and husband, I want to share the joy of being a parent with others in the LGBT community. While it was a hurdle to get started, the rewards are boundless. I hope to use my experience as a fertility doctor to help others understand their medical options when it comes to LGBT family building.”

 

During the “Family Building Information Session: Surrogacy,” Dr. Leondires will be part of a panel that will share their personal and professional perspectives as experts in psychology, law, insurance and fertility. Dr. Leondires’ goal is to demystify and simplify the process of becoming a parent through surrogacy, including the role of assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

 

“For more than two decades, Center Families has helped community members create, nurture and grow their families. It has served as a resource at every stage of family life and as a place to visit to mark significant moments,” said Glennda Testone, Executive Director of the Center. “We are proud to serve those who are beginning to build families by hosting the first LGBT Family Building Expo, just as we are proud to support LGBT families at every milestone.”

 

The Center presents LGBT Family Building Expo on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 208 W 13th St, New York, NY. Admission, which includes a welcome lunch and cocktail reception, is free for members, $35 for non-members. Other notable sessions at The Expo include:

 

-“Reading and Q&A Session” with Dan Bucatinsky, who is a gay father, actor and author of Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?

 

-“Out with Kids,” a session moderated by Angeline Acain, editor and owner of Gay Parent Magazine about being in the workforce as an LGBT parent

 

-“Navigating Family Building Options: What do you need to know?”
Led by Patricia Mendel, LCSW, attendees will be challenged to think about their own decision making, with the goal of helping them to make informed and appropriate choices. 



 

About the Center

Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is at the heart of the LGBT community in New York City, providing quality health and wellness programs in a welcoming space that fosters connections and celebrates our cultural contributions. We strive to serve the LGBT community with a full-service, multi-faceted approach to programming, from hosting arts and entertainment events, advocacy groups and family gatherings to offering youth, recovery and overall wellness programs. Each year, the Center welcomes more than 300,000 visits to our building in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan from people who engage in our life-changing and life-saving activities. We are proud to be your community Center. To learn more about our work, please visit www.gaycenter.org.

 

About GayParentsToBe.com

GayParentsToBe.com is an informational resource and link to gay parenting services for the LGBT community. Through its partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), GayParentsToBe.com provides full service care by working with an established professional network, including gestational carrier (surrogate), egg donor and sperm donor agencies to help LGBT persons build families. The GayParentsToBe.com Team includes Andrea Braverman, Ph.D. and Medical Director Dr. Mark P. Leondires, a gay father who married his partner in 2011.

 

GayParentsToBe.com patients benefit from the experience and services of RMACT, which specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). 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 affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. 

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, LGBTQ Family Building, Events, RMACT Doctors