Dr. Shaun Williams Joins Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut

by Greg Zola

Renowned Reproductive Endocrinologist Joins Fairfield County’s Leading Fertility Practice

Dr. Shaun Williams Reproductive Endocrinologist RMACT Fertility Doctor CTReproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is proud to announce its latest addition: Dr. Shaun Williams.  As a physician board-certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Williams helps patients who are struggling to get pregnant.

 

Dr. Williams has been working with Connecticut infertility patients since moving to the area in 2005.  Since then, he has helped hundreds of patients fulfill their dream of becoming parents.  For his successes, patients named him a “Most Compassionate Doctor” in 2009 – 2012 and his peers named him a Fairfield County 2012 “Top Doc.”  He is also a “Best Doctor in America” for 2013.

 

“My partners and I are thrilled to be working with Dr. Williams,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT.  “In addition to being an extremely talented and successful infertility specialist, Dr. Williams is great fit for our practice; he is compassionate, knowledgeable and willing to go above and beyond for his patients.”

 

Dr. Williams, who will see patients at RMACT’s locations in Stamford, Danbury and Norwalk, says: “This is an outstanding opportunity for me to be a part of the very talented team at RMACT. Working with expert physicians who share a similar passion for patient care will be professionally rewarding, and more importantly, RMACT's dedication to patient support will provide my patients a level of personalized care that is unmatched. I'm excited to be able to offer patients the extensive resources available at RMACT, such as on-site nutritional support, fertility yoga, patient support groups, and the opportunity to participate in cutting edge fertility research.  I have no doubt that the impressive nurses, embryology team, and clinical staff at RMACT will help me and all the individuals I am fortunate enough to care for reach our goals much more effectively.”

 

Before moving to Connecticut, Dr. Williams practiced with Pacific Gynecology Specialists in Seattle, Washington and was an associate clinical instructor in the Department of OB/GYN at University of Washington.  His areas of interest include fertility preservation and reproductive surgeries, especially robotic surgery to treat conditions affecting a woman’s reproductive health.

 

Dr. Williams earned his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin and went on to study medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he was part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  He completed his internship and residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he received the Berlex Labs Resident Teaching Awards.  Dr. Williams did a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

 

Dr. Williams has been published numerous times, and has presented five of his abstracts at American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual conference for professionals in the infertility field. He is a member of ASRM, Fairfield County Medical Association, Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and associate member of Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 

 

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 & 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.

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, reproductive medicine, OB/GYN, RMACT Doctors

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

Fertility Doctor Joshua M. Hurwitz, MD Makes Partner at RMACT

Lisa Rosenthal

by Lisa Rosenthal

Fertility Doctor Joshua M. Hurwitz, MD Earns Partnership at Leading CT Fertility Practice

Fertility Doctor Joshua M. Hurwitz, MDFertility Specialist Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, who sees patients in Connecticut and New York, has been promoted to partner of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT). As a partner with the fertility practice, Dr. Hurwitz will greatly expand his leadership role while continuing his close work with fertility patients to help in their family building and infertility treatment. Dr. Hurwitz will also spearhead the practice’s new team-based comprehensive program to treat adolescents with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

 

Dr. Hurwitz, who is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, has been an infertility specialist with RMACT since 2006. During this time, he has helped hundreds of couples build their families by diagnosing and treating their fertility challenges. He is passionate about patient care and teaching, which he incorporates into his bedside manner; Dr. Hurwitz believes that patients who have a better understanding of their diagnosis and options make better choices for themselves and are more engaged with their fertility treatment.

 

Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz Shares His Knowledge of Reproductive Medicine

“Working with patients is incredibly rewarding, especially in a field like reproductive medicine where the advances are rapid and far-reaching,” says Dr. Hurwitz, who teaches endocrinological, surgical, genetic and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques at RMACT and Danbury Hospital. “For six years I’ve been proud that my patients have benefited from RMACT’s cutting edge medicine – and I’m thrilled to expand my role and responsibilities as partner in this dynamic and forward-thinking practice.”

 

In addition to his partnership with RMACT, Dr. Hurwitz is Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital, where he develops and implements the division’s academic program, teaching residents, giving lectures, as well as caring for infertility patients. He is also an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.

 

Dr. Hurwitz received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. During residency training, Dr. Hurwitz was named Best Laparoscopic Surgeon, and has received many teaching awards.

 

After residency, he completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Hurwitz successfully launched several research programs related to reproductive aging and diminished ovarian reserve and has presented his research findings at many leading national and international fertility conferences. His research interests also include premature ovarian failure, oocyte cryopreservation, reproductive surgeries, embryo donation, and bioethics. He has published numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters on reproductive aging, reproductive hormones, IVF, ultrasound, and bioethics. Dr. Hurwitz 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.

 

 

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors

Dr. Richlin: Top Docs 2012 Award for Fertility Treatment Excellence

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Stamford Fertility Doctor Spener RichlinSTAMFORD, CT January, 20, 2012 - Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Fertility Specialist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been honored by his peers by being rated one of Castle Connolly’s “2012 Top Docs.” The list of Fairfield County's outstanding doctors will appear in the January/February issues of Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Westport and Stamford magazines, all of which are published by Mofley Media.

Best Fertility Doctors 2012: Dr. Spencer Richlin:

“To be recognized by my peers is truly an honor because I respect their work and their opinions,” says Dr. Richlin, who is the Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at Norwalk Hospital along with his responsibilities with RMACT. “But the most rewarding part of my work is partnering with patients to help them build the families of their dreams.”

Mofley Media’s list is compiled by the renowned healthcare research firm Castle Connelly Medical Ltd., which conducts a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment of local doctors.

Board-Certified Fertility Specialist. Experienced & Compassionate

Dr. Richlin is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He recently co-wrote with his RMACT partner, Dr. Mark Leondires, the fertility chapters in a new textbook titled Avoiding Common Obstetrics and Gynecology Errors, published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Dr. Richlin received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Medicine. He completed two internships, one in Emergency Medicine and one in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Richlin served his residency at Stamford Hospital in Stamford Connecticut from 1995-1999, where he was named Berlex Best Teaching Resident. He then completed his subspecialty fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Emory University’s School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Within the reproductive endocrinology field, 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. Dr. Richlin takes a personal interest in his patients, and finds fertility preservation for cancer patients especially rewarding.

Find the Top Doctors Jan/Feb 2012 Issues on newstands now:

Stamford Fertility Doctor CT Dr. Spencer Richlin  Westport Fertility Doctor Weston Wilton Top Doctor Award 2012  Greenwich Fertility Doctor CT Top Doctor Award 2012

 

Fairfield Fertility Doctor Top Doctor Award 2012 Darien Fertility Doctor New Canaan Rowayton Top Doctor Award 2012 

 

About RMACT 
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility, and is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. With Connecticut fertility clinics and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation and its own cutting-edge procedure called Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS), a form of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). RMACT offers individualized infertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available through RMACT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, as well as infertility treatment financing.

The RMACT team of fertility doctors 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). 

Topics: Fertility Doctor, Fertility Clinic, reproductive endocrinologist, Fertility Treatment, RMACT Doctors

Fertility Doctors at RMACT Recognized as Top Doc & Patients’ Choice

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut is proud to announce two of its fertility doctors were recently recognized with key awards. Dr. John Stangel was named a "Top Doc" in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly for reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Spencer Richlin received the "Patients' Choice Award" from Vitals.com for his work with fertility patients.

Infertility Doctor John Stangel"I am excited to be considered a ‘Top Doc' by my colleagues, especially because my respect for them as grown during the 30 years that I have been practicing in Rye," says Dr. Stangel, who is the Westchester County Medical Director of RMACT and has his office in Rye, NY. This is the second time that Dr. Stangel has received the much sought-after "Top Doc" award, which is based on a rigorous, peer-reviewed process by the renowned healthcare research firm Castle Connelly Medical Ltd.

Along with his work at RMACT, Dr. Stangel is also president of the Westchester County Medical Society. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been in private practice since 1976.

Fertility Doctor Spencer RichlinDr. Richlin was previously named a "Top Doc" in 2008. He is currently celebrating another accolade - the "Patient's Choice Award" 2010 from Vitals.com. Vitals.com readers rated the reproductive endocrinologist four stars (out of four) in the following categories - accurate diagnosis, spends time with me, follow up, ease of appointment, promptness, courteous staff, bedside manner.

Several patients who rated Dr. Richlin also included glowing personal reviews on the website. One such comment listed says: "Dr. Richlin brings humanity to his medicine - he's incredibly smart and decisive about the direction to take, yet brings humor, kindness, and a wonderful bedside manner to each interaction. He has given me a beautiful daughter, and I'm now expecting #2 with his help - I couldn't be more grateful to him, and consider him a member of my family."

"Awards based on patient input are extremely meaningful," says Dr. Richlin, who is the Surgical Director and a Fertility Doctor with RMACT. "It's gratifying to be recognized for hard work; my colleagues and our staff strive to give our patients the best possible treatment and a positive experience with our practice."

In addition to his position with RMACT, Dr. Richlin is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and fertility at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Richlin is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

About RMACT
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility. With Connecticut fertility clinics and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization (IVF), egg donation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT team of fertility doctors 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). RMACT offers individualized infertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, infertility treatment financing, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available.

Topics: Fertility, reproductive endocrinologist, Fertility Treatment, RMACT Doctors

RMACT Infertility Doctor Among 'Best MD's' in Westchester Magazine Top Doctors Issue

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Dr. John Stangel Recognized for Infertility Treatment Excellence 

In its annual "Top Doctors" issue, Westchester magazine included Dr. John Stangel as a top infertility doctor in the area for reproductive endocrinology. Dr. Stangel is the Westchester County Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and has his infertility clinic in Rye, NY. Along with his RMACT colleagues, Dr. Stangel helps patients overcome their infertility challenges in order to successfully become pregnant.Top Infertility Doctor - Westchester Magazine awards Dr. John Stangel among 'Best MDs'


"It's an honor to be included in Westchester magazine's 'Top Doctors 2009' - especially because this is based on input from my peers," said Dr. Stangel. "During my thirty years of practice, I've enjoyed making an impact on this great community and am touched by this accolade."


Along with his work at RMACT, Dr. Stangel is also president of the Westchester County Medical Society. He is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and has been in private practice since 1976. Among Dr. Stangel's former positions are: Medical Director of IVF America Program Westchester in Port Chester, NY; Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York Medical College at Metropolitan Hospital in NY and at Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.


Dr. Stangel has published numerous scientific papers and articles and has contributed to many textbooks. His most recent book, co-authored with Joan Liebman-Smith, Ph.D., and Jacqueline Nardi Egan, is 'The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Infertility', published by Macmillan. He is also the editor and contributing author of the textbook, 'Infertility Surgery'. Dr. Stangel has also authored a laymen guide to infertility entitled, 'The New Fertility and Conception'.
Westchester magazine's assessment is based on a rigorous, peer-reviewed process by the renowned healthcare research firm Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. The annual article includes 166 local doctors and was featured in the November issue.

 

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist

Connecticut Fertility Clinic Appoints New Lab Director Dr. Dawn Kelk

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

Norwalk, CT July 21, 2009 - Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) - Fairfield County's largest fertility clinic - announced today that Dr. Dawn Kelk, Ph.D, H.CL.D. has joined RMACT as its Laboratory Director. Kelk who has worked in reproductive medicine and embryology for over 15 years is responsible for all clinical laboratory functions in RMACT's laboratories, including embryology/ in vitro fertilization (IVF) , andrology and endocrinology.

"It is a pleasure for me to join the accomplished team of fertility doctors at RMACT. The group's outstanding reputation, integrity and level of attention and personalized care that everyone at RMACT extends to each and every patient is unsurpassed," said Dr. Dawn Kelk. "I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with such a talented and respected team."

"I am delighted to have Dr. Kelk join RMACT," said Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director, RMACT. "She has an impressive track record of excellent pregnancy rates for IVF and other reproductive technologies, and is a recognized expert in the areas of embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) , intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), blast culture, elective single embryo transfer, in vitro maturation, fertilization and culture; She will be an important addition to our infertility treatment team."

Connecticut Fertility Clinic RMACT Labratory Director Dr. Dawn KelkDr. Kelk is board certified with H.C.L.D. certification in Embryology and Andrology, and has a Ph.D in BioMedical Sciences from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She earned a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics as well as a Masters in Science from the same institution.

Dr. Kelk is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Reproductive Laboratory Technologists Professional Group (RLTPG) and Reproductive Biology Professional Group (RBPG). She serves on the ASRM abstract grading committee for RBPG, RLTPG and SART, and has lectured widely throughout the US and Canada.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility. With fertility clinic and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, CT, and an affiliate office in Rye, NY, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from basic fertility services including ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Egg Donation and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT physician team includes, Dr. Mark P. Leondires, Dr. Spencer S. Richlin, Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, and Dr. 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). RMACT offers individualized fertility treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, affordable IVF financing, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available. For more information visit, www.RMACT.com


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Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, PGD, reproductive medicine, Fertility Treatment

IVF Treatment Pregnancy Rates Improve with Laser Acupuncture

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

 

Infertility Study Confirms Laser Acupuncture Improves IVF Pregnancy Rates

 

RMACT the only fertility clinic in Connecticut to offer laser acupuncture treatments for IVF fertility treatments.

Norwalk, CT  May 28, 2009 -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) announced today the results of a recently conducted survey that showed the use of laser acupuncture performed both before and after embryo transfer during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle, improves a women's chances of implantation by up to 15%. Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese method of using pin-point thin needles placed at strategic "energy points" around the body to improve functioning and promote natural healing. Growing medical evidence indicates that acupuncture may improve a woman's chance of conceiving when performed in conjunction with IVF fertility treatments. Today, acupuncture is frequently used by women with infertility issues to help regulate menstrual cycles, reduce stress and improve blood flow to the pelvic area and uterine lining. The study, one of the largest clinical trials ever conducted on acupuncture, had 1,000 participants who were randomly assigned to one of five study groups. The first group received traditional acupuncture, the second group received laser acupuncture, while the third or "placebo group" thought (along with the acupuncturist and physician) that they also received laser acupuncture. The fourth, relaxation group lay in a dimly light room with soft music, and the last group received no treatment at all. All treatments were administered for 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer.

 

  

"The results of this large prospective study are exciting in that they provide additional support in showing that acupuncture has a direct effect on improving fertility," said Amy Matton, a licensed acupuncturist at RMACT. "Like traditional acupuncture, laser acupuncture uses low level light to regulate qi and help balance the body. Laser acupuncture is a viable alternative form of fertility treatment for people who may have a fear of needles."     

"This exciting, first-of-its-kind study offers another tool to help couples achieve pregnancy, with only two painless treatments" said Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. "Our customized patient programs, personal attention, and leading research and technology, enable RMACT to provide each of our patients with the latest and most effective fertility treatment possible."

 

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RMACT IVF Fertility Treatment Laser 

Currently, RMACT is the only fertility center in Connecticut to offer laser acupuncture. All of RMACT's licensed acupuncturists have been trained in the use of laser acupuncture. To make an appointment or to learn more, call (800) 865-5431, or contact us via our Fertility Clinic Contact Form

RMACT Fertility Clinic and Egg Donation offices specialize in the treatment of infertility. With fertility clinics in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, CT, and an affiliate office in Rye, NY, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from basic fertility services including ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Egg Donation and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT physician team includes, Dr. Mark P. Leondires, Dr. Spencer S. Richlin, Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, and Dr. 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). RMACT offers individualized treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Fertility treatment support services, such as psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available. 

Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, Acupuncture, Fertility Treatment, RMACT Doctors

Top Fertility Doctor, Cynthia M. Murdock, M.D. Joins RMACT. Practice Expands Services in Fairfield County

Robin Mangieri

by Robin Mangieri

April 11, 2009 (Norwalk, CT) - Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Cynthia M. Murdock, M.D. to their team of leading fertility doctors.

 Dr. Cynthia Murdock Inferrtility Specialist Joins RMACTDr. Cynthia Murdock is a staff physician and a fertility specialist in Reproductive Medicine & Infertility at RMA. She 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.

Like all RMA physicians, Dr. Murdock is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Murdock to RMACT," said Dr. Mark P. Leondires, M.D. Lead Physician at RMACT. "She has extensive experience in the fields of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and will be a terrific addition to our team."

With three Connecticut fertility clinics throughout the Fairfield County area - Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, CT - RMACT is one of the nation's leading infertility treatment practices, offering comprehensive assortment of infertility solutions for men and women that are trying to conceive.

"RMACT is known for providing its patients with unrivaled personal attention and the best quality care possible," said Cynthia Murdock, M.D. "I am thrilled to be joining the team."

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) specializes in the treatment of infertility. With offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, CT, and an affiliate office in Rye, NY, our team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists offer a wide range of infertility treatments from basic fertility services including ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) to the most advanced assisted reproductive technologies including In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Egg Donation and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). The RMACT physician team includes, Dr. Mark P. Leondires, Dr. Spencer S. Richlin, Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz, and Dr. 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). RMACT offers individualized treatment plans in a patient-focused and supportive environment. Support services, such as, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga are also available. For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com.


Topics: reproductive endocrinologist, RMACT Doctors