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Fertile Yoga and Ladies Night In Cancelled 12/18/13

Posted by Jon Ward on Wed, Dec 18, 2013
  
  
  

Notice: All Fertile Yoga and Ladies Night In classes are canceled on Wednesday 12/18/13.

We apologize: Due to the inclement weather and concerns for icy roads this evening we are canceling Ladies Night In and Fertile Yoga.  


Everyone’s health and safety is our main priority. We hope to see you back at yoga on January 8th in Trumbull or join us in Norwalk on Thursday or Brookfield on Friday for Yoga.


The next Ladies night in for Trumbull is January 22. 


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RMACT Adds Financial Packages to Cover Physician Consultation and Diagnostic Testing

Posted by Greg Zola on Tue, Nov 26, 2013
  
  
  

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.

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All RMACT Offices Closed Monday December 2nd from 11:30 AM - 12:30PM

Posted by RMA ofCT on Mon, Nov 25, 2013
  
  
  
Effective, Monday, December 2nd  all RMA-CT offices will be closing for lunch from 11:30 am-12:30pm. If it’s a true medical emergency, RMA patients should call 203-750-7400 and press zero.

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Free Fertility Testing for Women in Connecticut

Posted by Greg Zola on Thu, Oct 17, 2013
  
  
  

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.

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RMACT Unveils New Trumbull Office with More Services

Posted by Greg Zola on Mon, Sep 23, 2013
  
  
  

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.

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Dr. Mark Leondires is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Posted by Greg Zola on Thu, Sep 12, 2013
  
  
  

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.

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Dr. Leondires Authored "Lyme Disease and Infertility" in Natural Nutmeg

Posted by Katie Gaines on Thu, Sep 05, 2013
  
  
  

Dr. Mark Leondires wrote an article titled "Lyme Disease and Infertility" published in the August issue of Natural Nutmeg magazine. You can read the full article below. 

 

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Women's Expo

Posted by Katie Gaines on Wed, Sep 04, 2013
  
  
  

Women's Expo

 

Please join us for St. Vincent's Southern Connecticut Women's Expo at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013 | 11am - 5pm
Sunday, September 22, 2013 | 11am - 5pm

Come and experience: 
- Shopping with hundreds of unique vendors
- Health Screenings
- Pet Adoption
- FREE samples
- Beauty Makeovers
- Psychic Readings
- Prize Giveaways
- Live Demonstrations
- FREE lectures on health related topics

RMACT will be exhibiting at their own booth!

TICKET PRICE:
Admission price is $10.00, kids 12 and under are free. Parking fee of $5.

FOOD & BEVERAGES: Food & beverages are available during all show hours for a full lunch, snacks or refreshments.

SPECIAL ACCESS: There are handicap parking spaces on the ground floor level, no elevators or escalators. Wheelchairs, stollers and walkers will have every possible advantage.

This event attracts thousands of women that want to shop for the latest products and services in fashion, beauty, health, nutrition, fitness, financial planning, careers, home, education and much more!


For more information and to purchase tickets click here


Women's Expo

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Cynthia Murdock, MD is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Posted by Katie Gaines on Thu, Jul 25, 2013
  
  
  

Peers Recognize RMACT Fertility Specialist for Her Excellence in Reproductive Endocrinology

 

NORWALK, CT (July 23, 2013) – Dr. Cynthia Murdock, a fertility specialist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 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.  Dr. Murdock was chosen by her peers as one of Connecticut’s top fertility specialists based on her outstanding work with patients who need help getting pregnant and building their families.

 

"Working with fertility patients gives me the opportunity to use sophisticated medicine and science to make a difference in their lives,” says Dr. Murdock, who is board certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  “To me, this award recognizes the importance of successful fertility treatment to my patients.”

 

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


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Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Murdock was previously an assistant clinical professor at Creighton University School of Medicine and a staff physician with Reproductive Health Specialists at Nebraska Methodist Hospital. She has also served as an Assistant Professor of OB-GYN at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

 

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.

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Fertile Yoga and Ladies Night In- Norwalk CT- Address Change

Posted by Lisa Rosenthal on Thu, Jul 11, 2013
  
  
  

Fertile Yoga and Ladies Night In is on for tonight, July 11, Thursday, at 10 Glover Avenue in Norwalk at RMACT office. Please note the change from 20 Glover Avenue. 

Fertile Yoga from 5:45-6:45 and Ladies Night In from 6:45-8:00. Light Dinner served. No charge to attend.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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