Our Third Party Reproduction Team

Expert Reproductive Endocrinologists

Each RMACT patient works with a dedicated team that is comprised of her fertility doctor, primary nurse and patient coordinator, as well as a mental health professional and a financial services representative.

At RMACT, all five of our physicians are board-certified reproductive endocrinologists, which is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).  In addition to their four-year OB/GYN residency, reproductive endocrinologists complete a three-year fellowship that focuses on hormone function and reproduction in order to become fertility specialists.

Our team also includes registered nurses, a physicians assistant, a licensed nutritionist, accredited embryologists and laboratory technicians (and accredited embryology, endocrinology and andrology laboratories) and a clinical psychologist who specializes in fertility and third party reproduction counseling.

For over 10 years, RMACT has had a team that specializes in treating patients who need to work with donors (egg, sperm and embryo), including working with donor agencies.

Dr.Richlin CT Fertility DoctorDr. Spencer Richlin, Lead Reproductive Endocrinologist

For over 15 years, Dr. Spencer Richlin, a partner at RMACT, has enjoyed helping single female patients navigate their path to starting a family. He will recommend the best course of treatment that will lead to successfully taking home a baby, whether that treatment is minimally invasive or involves more medically-advanced forms of assisted reproductive techniques (ART).

 

M. Kelleher CT Fertility DoctorsSMALLMelissa Kelleher, LCSW

Since becoming a licensed social worker in 2006, Melissa Kelleher has worked with patients handling stress from a variety of situations, which gives her useful perspective for working with patients who are starting or growing their families. She helps patients address some of the difficult questions about becoming a single mom.

 

Lisa-Schuman-LCSW-Fertility-CounselorLisa Schuman, LCSW 

Lisa is a psychotherapist who has been counseling individuals, couples and groups on a variety of issues and has specialized in reproductive medicine for over a decade. Ms. Schuman helps single moms through family building processes such as IUI and IVF, sperm donation, single parent issues, gay and lesbian issues, oocyte cryopreservation and adoption. She leads two Drop-In Support Groups, one focused on infertility treatment concerns and the other focused on third party reproduction, for both ovum donation and sperm donation recipients. She is also founding director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants, an adoption consulting group. Ms. Schuman is a frequent speaker and consultant for seminars, symposiums and television programs.

 

Patient Coordinator

Patient coordinators are a patient’s point person; this helps with scheduling and communication among the team.

Finance Team

Every RMACT patient is assigned to a financial services representative who helps patients understand their coverage. First and foremost, the  finance team answers patients’ questions about their health insurance and financial obligations. They also help patients by being a liaison to insurance companies. When necessary, they can explain financial packages, either from RMACT or an outside organization.