RMACT Infertility Doctors Receive 2012 Patients’ Choice Award
Drs. Spencer Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) have distinguished themselves by receiving the “Patients’ Choice 2012” award, which is given to only five percent of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists. The fertility specialists earned this award based on patient reviews and ratings on care and service on websites such as Vitals.com.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
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.
“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.
“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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