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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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Fertility Practice Hosts Support Group for Single Women Considering Parenthood

Posted by Katie Gaines on Wed, Jul 10, 2013
  
  
  

Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT Empowers Women to Share Their Concerns, Questions and Hopes for Parenthood as Single Women

 

NORWALK, CT (July 11, 2013) – On Tuesday, July 23 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will host a group discussion and social gathering for single women interested in parenthood. Facilitated by RMACT’s psychologist Lisa Tuttle, PhD, the support group may include topics such as choosing a sperm donor; talking to friends, family, and co-workers; creating a strong support system; how to talk with your child(ren) about donor conception.

 

“Over the past several years, especially now that egg freezing technology has greatly improved, we have seen increased interest from single women who want to start a family,” says Dr. Lisa Tuttle, a clinical psychologist with over 17 years of experience helping fertility patients. “Our RMACT Team wants to support and empower these women by educating them about the medical and psychosocial aspects of using a sperm donor.”

 

The discussion will give women a chance to meet other like-minded women, and to talk about the decisions related to being a single mother. It is also a chance to voice their anxieties and excitement, and to find support from others in a similar situation.

 

When: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: RMACT Norwalk Office; 10 Glover Avenue

 

Please go to www.rmact.com/events for a complete list of RMACT seminars and classes on topics such as preconception wellness and Fertile Yoga.

 

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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Infertility Secrets and Privacy | New on Fertility Authority

Posted by Cara Murray on Fri, Jun 07, 2013
  
  
  

What is the difference between infertility secrecy and privacy?  The Fertility Authority has published Lisa Rosenthal's new blog exploring this question and its impacts.  To read the piece, click here: "Infertility Secrets and Privacy".  In our Facebook age, where we live with the contradictions of TMI sharing and virtual isolation, her considerations are especially timely.  Lisa will be contributing to Fertility Authority on a regular basis.  We'll keep you posted!

 

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Cancelled Tonight Only: No Fertile Yoga or Prenatal Yoga, Thurs. 5/16

Posted by Cara Murray on Thu, May 16, 2013
  
  
  

Cancelled for Tonight: No Fertile Yoga or Prenatal Yoga

Thursday, May 16, 2013, Only

 

Fertile Yoga and Prenatal Yoga are cancelled tonight, Thursday, May 16, 2013.  We apologize for the same-day notification.  Thursday classes will resume next week as scheduled.  See you next week!

 

Fertile Yoga in Brookfield, CT on Friday

Fertile Yoga in Boorkfield, DanburyYes, Fertile Yoga class in Brookfield, CT is on as scheduled tomorrow night, Friday, May 17, 2013.  Please join us from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


YogaSpace 777 Federal Road Brookfield, CT


Fertile Yoga is free. Classes will be on-going; come every week or once in a while, whichever suits you. Come alone or bring your spouse, partner, friend or family member. Yoga, meditation and deep relaxation can help men and women experiencing the challenges of infertility. Fertile Yoga helps couples relax and relaxation can help one make more satisfying decisions, communicate more clearly with their doctor, and sustain treatment with a more positive perspective.


What you need:


• comfortable, loose fitting clothing
• a yoga mat
• bottle of water
• two pillows (optional)
• avoid eating one hour before class


Fertile Yoga was created and is taught by Lisa Rosenthal RYT -200 (Registered Yoga Teacher). Lisa is a former fertility patient, who has been working for over 2o years as a national patient advocate for couples going through infertility. Lisa is uniquely qualified to understand the specific stresses and challenges that couples trying to conceive encounter. Fertile Yoga is designed with different diagnoses and treatment plans in mind. It is a gentle, restorative class that includes meditation.

 

Questions?  Contact Us.

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Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz Interviewed on WICC Radio About Fertility

Posted by Katie Gaines on Fri, May 03, 2013
  
  
  

 

Last Friday, April 26 2013, Dr. Hurwitz was interviewed by DJ Tony on WICC radio about infertility, secondary infertility and the impact of age. He discussed the work we do with patients everyday here at RMACT, encompassing everything from simple solutions to more advanced medical treatments. Dr. Hurwitz encouraged listeners to be proactive about their fertility. 

 

Please listen below to hear Dr. Hurwitz on WICC.

 

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