Dr. Lanalee Sam
• Founder of Elite OB/Gyn, Fort Lauderdale
• Director of Women’s Transformational Health Services Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes
• Director of Robotic Gynecologic Surgery, Boca West Medical Center
Dr. Sam followed in the footsteps of her father, an OB/GYN physician who retired at 76. She graduated with honors, majoring in psychology at the University of Toronto and attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Disillusioned by her medical residency and practices emphasizing quantity of patients, not quality of care, Dr. Sam started a boutique practice, Elite Obstetrics & Gynecology, with a philosophy of building relationships with her patients during a “miraculous” time in their lives. She limits the number of deliveries per month so she can provide 24/7 personal care.
Leaving a dysfunctional marriage to become a dedicated single mother and entrepreneur, Dr. Sam lost 70 pounds pursuing soccer and then triathlons, where she became a top competitor. Improving her life athletically, spiritually and professionally, she became a role model for her patients and son.
“Do unto others” – Humanizing health care by treating patients with respect, concern and understanding – treating the whole woman, not just a “specialty” part of her healthcare.
American Heart Association, keynote speaker; Women in Distress, board member; Chairperson for Starfish Circle, assisting abused women and children; chairperson and participant in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 2013 Cycle for Life fundraiser.
Speaker at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. The organization recognized Dr. Sam as a leader in her field.
At Florida Medical Center, Dr. Sam will help the hospital’s young female CEO, Gabriel Finley-Hazle, building Transformational Women’s Health as a 360-degree view of healthcare, changing the paradigm of segmented medical treatment.
“I am honored and grateful for my position! Any day when I am the surgeon, not the patient on the O.R. table, I realize I am blessed!”
Dr. Lanalee Sam 2466 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 101, Fort Lauderdale Mon.-Thurs., 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 954.776.4877 www.eliteobgyn.com Fina@eliteobgyn.com