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RMACT Fertility Doctor is “Top Doc” for Excellence in Infertility Treatment

Posted by Jon Ward on Tue, Jan 08, 2013

Dr. Spencer Richlin Recognized by Peers

Ct Fertility Doctor | Fertily Specialist Fairfield County For the second consecutive year, Dr. Spencer Richlin, Surgical Director and Fertility Specialist with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), has been honored by his peers by being rated a “Top Doc.” Castle Connolly’s 2013 list of Fairfield County’s Top Doctors of will appear in the January/February issues of Fairfield Living, Greenwich, New Canaan-Darien, Westport and Stamford magazines, all of which are published by Moffley Media and are on stands now. 

 

“I feel privileged to be in the reproductive endocrinology field during a time when so many new advances are making it possible to help patients realize their dreams of a family,” says Dr. Richlin, who is the Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at Norwalk Hospital along with his responsibilities at RMACT.  “And to have this work recognized by my peers through this award is simply amazing.”

 

Moffley 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 by their peers.

 

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 has published several articles and 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 Keck 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 School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Within the reproductive endocrinology field, Dr. Richlin’s main interests are reproductive surgery, in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor egg pregnancies 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.

 

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, Dr. Spencer Richlin, reproductive medicine, Cost of IVF, Affordable Fertility Treatment

Cost of IVF & IUI Cost - Affordable IVF & IUI Treatments through RMACT Opportunity Plans

Posted by Robin Mangieri on Sat, Oct 24, 2009

Economy Affects Patients' Decisions about Infertility Treatment

RMA of Connecticut Infertility Clinic Creates Solution to Patients' Financial Worries

Norwalk, CT (October, 2009) - The current turbulent economy has influenced all aspects of consumers' spending habits, even family planning. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there was a nearly 2 percent drop in the nationwide birth rate in 2008. This trend seems to extend to infertility treatment, which many are opting to delay, especially when they are without insurance or worry about a potential job loss.

To help patients who face tough decisions between their dreams for a family and financial realities, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has created RMACT Opportunity Plans. These unique service and payment plans allow patients to choose a flat rate for fertility care. In the first 8 weeks, 20 patients have signed up.

RMACT Opportunity Plan patients receive the same high-quality care as the practice's other patients because infertility treatment plans are based on their individual needs. The goal is to help patients grow their families and fulfill their family plans by taking fertility treatment financial worries out of the equation. Along with the fertility treatment plan, RMACT doctors encourage patients to be mindful of their overall wellness, including healthy eating, exercise, and stress reduction.

"Over the past year, we've seen a decline in the number of patients going through with infertility treatment because of finances," said Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director at RMACT. "Our patients talk to us about how they want children, but have financial concerns that cause them to delay starting a family. We want our patients to have all the necessary tools for fulfilling their dreams for a family - including financial solutions. This is why we created RMACT Opportunity Plans, which give patients without fertility benefits access to customized medical treatment plans at an affordable cost."

RMACT Opportunity Plans cover two of the most widely used treatment options - intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). IUI places a concentrated semen sample into the uterine cavity. This treatment involves cycle monitoring, sperm washes, intrauterine insemination and injections for ovulation. RMACT IUI Opportunity Plan covers IUI cost for up to three cycles of ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination with oral medications.

The second option is RMACT IVF Opportunity Plan, which covers the cost of one cycle of IVF. IVF starts by treating a woman with medications to stimulate the development of multiple ovarian follicles to produce eggs. These eggs are retrieved from the woman and are combined with sperm in a laboratory. One or more embryos are then transferred into the woman's uterus. The IVF Opportunity Plan includes all cycle monitoring (blood work and ultrasounds), egg retrieval, anesthesia, embryo transfer, assisted hatching and cycle medications.


About RMACT

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) fertility clinic specializes in the treatment of infertility. With Connecticut fertility clinic and egg donation offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Greenwich, and an affiliate New York fertility clinic 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 team of fertility doctors 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 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: Cost of IVF, IUI Cost, IVF - In Vitro Fertilization, Treatment