RMACT Infertility Doctor Receives 2012 Patients’ Choice Award

by Greg Zola

Dr. Cynthia Murdock Earns Recognition from Patients

CT Infertility DoctorDr. Cynthia Murdock of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has earned the “Patients’ Choice 2012” award, which is given to only five percent of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists. This award is tabulated by PatientsChoice.org based on patient reviews and ratings on care and service on websites such as Vitals.com.

 

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.  Dr. Murdock joins her RMACT colleagues Drs. Spencer Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, who also received this award.

 

“I try to work with my patients as a woman, a mom and a doctor,” says Dr. Murdock. “Each of these three perspectives is helpful when developing their unique infertility treatment plan. That relationship and helping them start a family is rewarding on its own, so being recognized by my patients with this award is extraordinary.”

 

Dr. Murdock earned a BA in biology at Cornell University and an MD at Creighton University School of Medicine where she graduated magna cum laude. She completed her residency at Creighton University Medical Center where she was named Berlex Best Teaching Resident. In 2003 she completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health.

 

An experienced researcher, Dr. Murdock has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed studies and presented at several of the most prestigious conferences in the field of reproductive medicine. The focus of much of her research has been on estrogen receptors, hypothalamic neuron function, and precocious puberty.

 

Dr. Murdock is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 

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: reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors, Patient Stories

RMACT Infertility Doctors Receive 2012 Patients' Choice Award

by Cara Murray

Two RMACT Infertility Specialists Receive 2012 Patients' Choice Award

Two infertility specialists from Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Drs. Spencer Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, are recipients of the “Patients’ Choice 2012” award. The award is given to only five percent of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists based on ratings from millions of patients. Infertility patients work with infertility doctors to identify the cause of infertility and to create a treatment plan for a successful pregnancy

 

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

 

Fertility Specialist Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz“I’m impressed by the strength and spirit of my patients, so it is tremendously touching to be honored by them,” says Dr. Hurwitz, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist who has six “Patients’ Choice” awards. In addition to his partnership and private practice at RMACT, Dr. Hurwitz is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital and is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is also an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on reproductive aging, in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg freezing and reproductive hormones, ultrasound, and bioethics.

 

Fertility Specialist Dr. Spencer Richlin“Awards such as this reflect the work and passion of a strong team,” says Dr. Richlin, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and Surgical Director at RMACT. “Each RMACT patient is partnered with a fertility team that consists of a nurse coordinator, patient coordinator, financial advisor and a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist.”

 

In addition to being a partner of RMACT, Dr. Richlin is Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Norwalk Hospital. He has been published numerous times, including coauthoring the "Infertility" chapter in the text Avoiding Common Errors in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins). Dr. Richlin’s main interests are reproductive surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a cutting edge technology called Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), which safely evaluates biopsied embryos prior to transfer.

 

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 and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMACT Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.

 

The RMACT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians 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.

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Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors, Patient Stories