Six Fertility Centers of Illinois Physicians Named 2016 Top Doctors

CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Six Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) physicians have been named 2016 Top Doctors by Castle Connolly in the field of reproductive endocrinology. FCI is the most awarded practice in the state and the only center to boast six physicians with a Top Doctor recognition.

Dr. Laurence Jacobs and Dr. Edward Marut have been named National Top Doctors, placing them among the top 1 percent of specialists in the country. Both were included in the recent 2016 Top Doctors edition of Chicago magazine for the field of reproductive endocrinology and have received the Top Doctor distinction numerous times in previous years.

Dr. Angeline Beltsos, Dr. Brian Kaplan, Dr. John Rapisarda and Dr. Meike Uhler were named Regional Top Doctors, placing them among the top 10-15 percent of physicians in the region.

After receiving 100,000 nominations per year, Castle Connolly Top Doctors are selected after reviewing peer nominations, extensive research and careful review and screening from a doctor-directed research team.

“We are honored and humbled to have so many members of our physician team recognized,” says Dr. Christopher Sipe, president of Fertility Centers of Illinois. “We work tirelessly on behalf of patients to succeed in the goal of building a family, and to provide the support needed during each step of the way. We will continue to strive for excellence in both the patient and medical communities.”

FCI serves patients regionally and globally, and has helped thousands of patients achieve the goal of parenthood for the past 30 years. As the most renowned fertility center in the Midwest, FCI provides cutting-edge fertility technologies, top-notch medical treatment and individualized patient care. The practice has four recognized Centers of Excellence in Fertility Preservation, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Male Fertility.

In a mission to treat the entire patient during the infertility journey – from diagnosis, conception, pregnancy and beyond – the center provides several patient resources. Specialized team members offer fertility counseling and financial counseling, while a free patient education program hosts seminars, classes and webinars centered around education, community, support and stress-relieving mind/body techniques from Pulling Down the Moon.

Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years.  FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 11 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world.  FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Warrenville, Oakbrook Terrace and Tinley Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs. For more information call 877-324-4483 or visit

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