“We hope that this website can help Spanish-speaking patients understand their options... It is important for patients to have a firm understanding of their diagnosis and to feel confident in their treatment plan," says Dr. Mark Leondires.
Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), Fairfield County’s leading fertility practice and egg donation center, is launching a new website for Spanish-speaking infertility patients. Fairfield County’s Hispanic population, which is about 161,106 people or 17.4% of the County’s total population (925,899), would benefit from a Spanish language fertility center website.
The new website, which can be found by clicking on the Spanish flag at http://www.rmact.com, contains over 100 pages of information about infertility, treatments and even a glossary of infertility terms. Like RMACT’s main website, this website has a section that outlines what new patients can expect during their first visits, including a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist and diagnostic testing. It also describes a range of treatment options, ranging from non-invasive paths such as nutrition counseling to sophisticated procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS), or as they known in Spanish, Fecundación in vitro and Cribado pancromosómico.
“For many of our patients, online research is their first step to learning about infertility and to making a plan for starting a family,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director of RMACT. “We hope that this website can help Spanish-speaking patients understand their options and help them feel less isolated. It is important for patients to have a firm understanding of their diagnosis and to feel confident in their treatment plan.”
RMACT believes all patients benefit from learning about infertility, treatment options and how their overall health affects their chances of successfully getting pregnant. In addition to written and online materials, RMACT offers seminars, peer support groups, Fertile Yoga classes and teach classes for patients whose treatment includes injections. In 2012, RMACT hosted 32 seminars for patients and the general public with topics that included nutrition, reproductive health, stress management, preconception health and infertility factors for men and women.
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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