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BEST IN-VITRO FERTILITY PRACTICE
RMA Long Island IVF (Formerly known as Long Island IVF)
Couples considering IVF have many questions. Fortunately, the medical team members at RMA Long Island IVF are their caring and supportive allies. Since 1988, Long Island IVF fertility specialists have been responsible for LI’s first birth via in-vitro fertilization, the first birth from a cryopreserved embryo, and the first birth from a donor egg. RMA Long Island IVF has successfully treated prospective parents facing many types of infertility. The practice prides itself on treating all people regardless of martial status or sexual orientation. Prospective donors and those seeking elective egg freezing are also welcome to visit Long Island IVF. Multiple locations, rmalongislandivf.com

BEST OBGYN
Dr. Anita Sadaty
Dr. Anita Sadaty is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice at Redefining Health Medical in Roslyn. She is an attending physician at North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health System and is an assistant clinical professor at Hofstra Medical School. She attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College graduating with honors as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Society in 1994 and completed her residency and role as chief resident at North Shore University Hospital in 1998. Dr. Sadaty has deepened and expanded her training to incorporate complementary healing practices to treat her patients with care and expertise. 55 Bryant Ave., Roslyn, 516-801-1313, drsadaty.com

BEST MATERNITY WARD
NYU Winthrop Hospital
There’s no greater feeling than welcoming a newborn into this world. Most expecting mothers and fathers take great pains to research the top hospitals for baby deliveries, and many come to the same conclusion: NYU Winthrop Hospital’s maternity ward is the Best on Long Island. For the third consecutive year, this extraordinary hospital was crowned the absolute best. Its New Life Center takes maternity to a whole new level, with expert childbirth practices education and a support system meant to help the entire family adjust to this blessed experience. These include breastfeeding classes, childbirth preparation, counseling, mother-baby care, sibling classes, baby safety, and much more. 259 First St., Mineola, 516-663-0333, winthrop.org

BEST PEDIATRICIAN 
Dr. Elissa Rubin
Voted best pediatrician on Long Island for seven years in a row, Dr. Elissa Rubin is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. She received her medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for almost 20 years. A team member of Happy and Healthy Pediatrics, Dr. Elissa Rubin will provide excellent care for your child. As an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and a New York State Registered Lactation Consultant, she also offers Lactation Consultations for families who have already chosen her as their child’s pediatrician. 77 Jericho Tpke., Ste. 175, Mineola, 516-216-5910. happyandhealthypediatrics.com

BEST SEX THERAPIST
Dr. Peter S. Kanaris
A repeat winner in this category, Dr. Peter Kanaris helps Long Islanders enjoy healthy sexual relationships. His clients can expect to find a compassionate, open-minded listener. Focused on scientifically informed treatment of problems in relationships, especially those involving sexuality, Dr. Kanaris is also a sought-after voice in public education about intimacy and mind-body health. A licensed psychologist, he is also certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists as a Diplomate of Sex Therapy. Patients seeking to improve their understanding of their own sexuality and relationships could find few advocates more experienced and qualified than Dr. Kanaris. 496 Smithtown ByPass #304, Smithtown, 631-979-2640.

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