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Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who has been practicing medicine for over 10 years. She graduated from the University of Toronto with an honors degree in Psychology, before attending the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. After receiving her MD, Dr. Sam completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA., before relocating to South Florida in 2002. She has since founded Elite Obstetrics and Gynecology, a boutique-concept private practice committed to providing exceptional healthcare to discerning women who want personal, uncompromised medical services. Clinically, Dr. Sam has distinguished herself as a top specialist in laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery and is a favorite referral surgeon for the most difficult gynecological cases in South Florida. Literally on the cutting edge of the most advanced medical technology, Dr. Sam performed the first-ever robotic surgery in Palm Beach County and is the Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at the West Boca Medical Center. She has successfully completed robotic hysterectomies with uterine weights of up to 1200g and robotic myomectomies removing fibroids up to 500g. As well, having mastered their equipment in the course of completing almost 200 successful surgeries, Dr. Sam is also a national proctor for Intuitive Surgical (manufacturers of the Da Vinci robotic surgery system) teaching robotic surgery to other physicians across the country.
Verified Patient Reviews
Always a pleasure!
Fantastic doctor, and very LGBT understanding.
It was quick and Dr Sam is an amazing lady!!
She was very thorough and has a great bedside manner.
I needed a quick appointment and that's what I got.
Dr. Sam is exceptional. I found her when I lived in Fort Lauderdale 5 years ago and after moving to Miami, I still make the trip up to see her specifically. I recommend her to ALL of the women in my life. She is the best health care professional I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with, and that speaks volumes given the stereotypical negative connotation with taking a trip to the gynecologist. Furthermore, the entire staff at Elite truly embodies the name - they are pleasant, professional, and kind.
As always a great experience. Fast, professional and an all round good experience.i would highly recommend Dr. Sam.
She seemed to be having a cold so maybe not her best day, but overall very impersonal.
Office decor is very inspiring. Staff greeted me with a smile and the ladies were very professional.
I didn't have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Sam however I was seen by the Awesome Nurse Practitioner Katina Kennedy! She was ah-maxing! Great Great visit! This is my new spot!
I went multiple times for about a year and I've never been so unsatisfied. I literally would call my mom after every appointment in tears because I felt like the "doctors" had no clue what was going on and gave little to zero information about anything. They rush in, rush out and thats it. If you have pain for over a year and multiple doctors tell you "everything looks great you're okay," RUN. I am now running to get the results I deserve as a 24-year-old woman.
I was nervous at first but after taking to the staff before seeing the doctor I had gotten a little comfortable. When I met with the doctor and she showed me my baby on the monitor I was excited, she explained everything to me and my mom as if she knew us. That's how comfortable they made us feel I would recommend Dr Lanalee to my family and friends.
Dr Sam, Is a fabulous caring doctor who I trust, admire and am glad she is my Doctor. Highly recommend this doctor
Terribly messy service!
I am a returning patient who was not informed that my insurance was not accepted at the office, even after I got a phone call to confirm my appointment and no one asked me for my insurance information. I arrived at my appointment and the front desk clerk told me that they do not take my insurance and I can still see the doctor but I would have to cover expense on my own. I was very offended and angry because I waited almost a week to see the doctor for an emergency. I will not be returning to this office again.
Dr Sam is professional. She is very knowledgable and comforting. Office is clean and has a warm feeling that is not typical of waiting rooms in Florida
Very professional doctor and a great listener and highly recommended
Doctor Lanalee makes you feel very comfortable. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
The waiting and exam rooms are clean, well-kept and smell incredible. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Sam was also pleasant, but I felt like a number. She was never rude, but almost dismissive to concerns I had... like she didn't have time. Luckily, I didn't trust the information she gave me. I went to another doctor, who not only listened, but was able to diagnose my problem & treat it.
I always enjoy my yearly visit with Lanalee Sam. She is very professional and her office staff very polite and knowledgable.
Office staff are wonderful and the doctor is very nice and informative
Love the staff, doctor and the whole office.
After reading pretty good reviews, I thought I would try Dr. Sam. I was horribly disappointed. I took the first appointment slot in the morning, which they had apparently triple booked. I waited for about an hour an a half in the waiting room. When I was taken back, the MA who took my blood pressure and weight was FANTASTIC! If she was the doctor, I would go back. When the doctor came in, she took no time to see if I had any questions, or was having an issues. As she was about to walk out, I stopped her and told her that I had some questions. She made me feel so stupid and over paranoid for even asking. Overall, I was quite disappointed with Dr. Sam and the office operations (except for the cheerful and efficient MA!)
She's my new "go to" provider.
She made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Lanalee Sam was superb! Would definitely recommend to a friend!
I highly recommend Dr. Lanalee! This is was just my first visit but I was so impressed with the overall service and my treatment that I've already made her a recommendation. If you're looking for a new doctor come to this office.
Definitely recommend Dr Sam! I had a little bit of a wait for this appointment BUT I was able to get in for it at 9:30am by making booking it online at 8am. So a little wait while patients with longstanding appointments were seen was worth it.
Bad, she saw me for like 2 minutes, and didn't answer me questions. I don't recommend
I feel very comfortable coming to her office.
Excellent Physician. Highly recommend!!
Pleasant experience, from staff and the atmosphere.
Dr. Sam is very professional, personable, understanding and caring.
Great office, very friendly, very informative. The only issue I've had is working with other offices that they've referred me to. It's almost impossible to find a place that can perform the follow-up that I need within my insurance network. I wish I'd known that I was going to be an issue before undergoing the procedure!
I love Dr. Sam! I have recommended her to friends and they have all had good experiences with her as well. Her staff is wonderful and incredibly helpful. The office is very warm and welcoming. Dr. Sam is clearly knowledgable and has a very pleasant bedside manner. I plan to stick with her for the foreseeable future.
Comfortable and Professional This Doctor is worth the wait and difficulty parking.
The appointment with Dr. Sam was amazing! Great staff- great atmosphere- clean and neat office! I cannot find 1 bad thing to say ! What a great experience !
I waited almost a month for this appointment. Worth the wait. Since my gyn of ten years doesn't take my insurance I've been too three other places. Hated them! Loved this place.
Very kind! She's attentive but quick.
From the moment I entered her office I felt at home...the waiting area is beautifully decorated, calming, and smells delicious ..The examination room is just as pleasant....The staff is very welcoming .....I absolutely loved my experience there...Dr. Sam was very attentive, and professional....
I enjoyed having chosen Dr. Sam as my OB/GYN. The staff is really nice and Dr. Sam was really attentive and answered all my questions. I felt right at home with her. The waiting time was as expected which was really quick. I strongly recommend Dr. Sam to anyone looking for their own OB/GYN doctor.
I like Doctor Lee, but she moves really quick so I feel like I am at a drive through Gyno. I wanted more one on one time to talk more about my health but it was like boom, did her thing then poof she was gone.
Dr. Sam is the best! Definitely recommended :)
Dr. Sam is very knowledgeable, caring and provides excellent care to her patients. Her staff was professional and the office is gorgeous! Highly recommended
Dr. Sam was extremely kind and professional. Her office is warm and pretty. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. I felt very comfortable there. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Sam to any of my friends or colleagues!
I dont know what Dr Sam does to keep her staff happy ALL the time! but I wish she would bottle it and give it to the staff of my primary care doctor.
LOVED it!! It was straight and to the point. She asked if I had any questions, and I didn't. The staff are very polite and attentive. The office is welcoming.
She's awesome! This was my first visit with her and her staff very VERY polite and professional. . Dr. Sam made me feel at ease , she answered all of my questions and she listens. I will definitely KEEP HER AS MY PRIMARY DR.. if I could give her 100 stars I would
Dr. Sam and her staff were extremely helpful and courteous. I highly recommend her.
Both the staff and Dr. Sam were very professional and accommodating. The office has a spa like atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable.
Very professional Very pleasant
Dr. Sam was an excellent doctor. She is punctual, down to earth, and informative. She helped me quickly and accurately. I moved to the Fort Lauderdale area and she was the first doctor I saw. She ease my apprehensions of going to a new obgyn. She's great!!! I will definitely use her again.
I love her and her beautiful smile! & she makes me feel so comfortable!
Very professional and courteous and quick.
My visit was wonderful! If I had any questions they were answered the staff was very professional, and I loved the warmth of the office I was very comfortable...I love my new M.D. and staff
I am new to the area so I searched many doctors before choosing Dr. Sam. I chose her because she had good reviews and the next available appointment was far out so I figured she was an in-demand doctor. The office was nice but the wait was very long. Dr. Sam spent very little time with me in the office or explaining anything. I was not given any information or help while visiting even though I was there with uncomfortable symptoms. I had to personally call the office back and check the online portal for my results. This does not show a lot of empathy for her patients. She also told me it was not possible to get STD tested and to have my pap done, which I later found after visiting another OB-GYN that this wasn't true. Just another doctor trying to force you into a second visit. I would never visit this doctor again. Visit Dr. Pouliot!
It is a pleasure to see Dr. Sam for my yearly exams.
Peaceful and calming....
Always a pleasure! Professional and attentive staff?
Would recommend, the atmosphere is awesome s and the dr. Is very thorough , would definitely recommend and go back to this place...
enjoyed my first visit. did not wait too long. friendly staff. doc was very personable, easy to talk to. i would highly recommend Dr. Sam.
This was my first visit and it was just a consultation, but she told me everything I was hoping to hear. I have already scheduled my annual visit and plan on making her my new, permanent OB/GYN.
Fast and professional. My appt was at 10am and my name was called at 10am - no wait time at all.
The office and staff felt warm and freiendly.
Very professional, warm and put me at ease. Very nice staff as well.
efficient and timely. Very personable.
Amazing person and dr. Very upfront and honest but in a good way. I left the office and immediately called my bestie to rave about dr sam. If youre having any reservations please dont, she truly.is amazing.
Dr. Sam is the best! I never have to wait very long to see her and she is always pleasant and professional.
She is always great!
Dr. Sam was extremely personable and professional. She made sure I felt comfortable throughout the exam and was happy to answer all my questions.
One of the most pleasant experiences I 'vd had at an OB-GYN office. My appt was over before I knew it. The staff was super friendly.
clean office friendly staff dr Lanalee Sam was very nice
Dr. Sam is AWESOME! What a wonderful doctor. She is professional, nice, understanding and listens to you. On top of all that she is a very busy person with lots of patiences to see everyday, but she makes the time for all of us. I love her. I think I have been going to her now close to 6 years or more. I have always been super happy with her as my doctor on all issues.
Love the office decor and office staff. Dr Sam was very thorough and easy to talk to. I will be back and will recommend her
The waiting room was very, very small and a lot of patients were waiting on seeing Dr. Sam but it was worth the wait! Great doctor...highly recommend!
She is professional and confident. Office staff very polite and helpful. Office is clean and organized. Up to date with technology with test results available online. Easy breezy...cover girl!
Very pleasant and comfortable office!
Dr Sam is fantastic and her staff (especially Crystal) is very professional, courteous, and efficient!
I love her she was great and she made me feel really comfortable!
It was very professional, yet she and the staff made you very relaxed and comfortable.
She was fast, friendly and thorough!
She was very nice however the appointment was very quick and not very informative
She's great ! Every experience is wonderful. She is fast and efficient when it is needed, but always a sweetheart and very genuine.
She was excellent.
Dr. Sam took the time to talk to me about my questions as well treatment options. I did not have to wait an unreasonable amount of time. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend her.
Very polite and makes you comfortable. Christina was excellent and because she made a first good impression my guards went down.
That was wonderful, she is nice and professional I love it.
Always a pleasure.
Ms.Sam is an incredible doctor..She made me feel very comfortable in being there for an uncomfortable reason. I would recommend Ms Sam to everyone! Her whole entire staff is warm and friendly!
Great doctor! Great personality.
It was overall a pleasant experience. The office was very pretty and clean. The staff and Dr were very nice!
Awesome! Wonderful! I felt like I was visiting a family friend. Every single person was warm, friendly, helpful, and understanding.
Easy, Comfortable, Nice staff, Helpful.
Everyone in the office was very professional and nice. The doctor was welcoming and made me feel comfortable.
It was a great visit. Everyone in the office was super nice. I was taken right on time. Dr. Sam was very thorough and explained every in terms that I could understand.
she is the best doctor, for women. i have to drive real far to see her but that don't matter.
Dr Sam and her staff were very friendly and professional. The office is very nice and clean. I'm happy I found a new Gyn and will recommend others to come here.
Nice doctor, this was my 1st office visit.
Really nice! Made me more comfortable.
Dr. Sam was great, I'm telling all my friends and family about her.
It was a positive atmosphere which is perfect :-) and she tells you everything straight up.
All of the people in the office are very professional. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Sam and would recommend others to her. The office was also very nice and clean.
Great atmosphere, free coffee, and relaxed environment!
Dr. Sam is down to earth, very nice and professional. I was a little nervous at the beginning of the exam, but it was very quick and painless. Awesome Doctor!!
She was professional yet friendly and it made me feel comfortable.
extremely professional...i was very comfortable and at ease with her....finally a good gyn..
She was very friendly for my first visit there I was kind of uneasy but it was quick and easy
the office smells nice, but the wait was the longest ever.
Sr. Sam was very personable and handled my concern with great compassion. I appreciated her gentle beside manner and her prompt writing of the script for the necessary medication to releive my symptons. I would definitely recommend her to a friend!
Dr.Sam and her staff are very courteous and friendly. Dr. Sam is very down to earth yet professional , listens keenly to your concerns and is knowledgable and caring.. nice office,nice people.. I will definetly be back!
Very personable. Great staff.
Unlike most Dr. visits I did not have to wait past my scheduled time to be seen. Very pleasant staff and comfortable environment. I was back at work in about 45 minutes. GREAT
Dr. Sam is AMAZING!!! Kind, Knowledgeable, and very easy to opening talk to. The office staff is quick and efficient. The online ability to schedule appointments and update personal information is the way every physicians office should be in 2012! I refer all of my girlfriends to this office!!
The environment was very comfortable and the staff were all very friendly. Dr. Sam makes the experience as quick, easy, and painless as it can get. I was very impressed with the whole experience, I would recommend her to anyone.
Very nice doctor highly recommended
Office was small but clean and cozy. Receptionist staff were very friendly- as was Dr. Lanalee Sam. The office was very female friendly and welcoming.
Dr. Lanalee Sam is PERFECT! I have never seen her without a smile and she is an excellent surgeon. I am SO happy that someone recommended her to me!
She is so amazing! I love how comfortable the atmosphere is. It has a very homy feel to it, and Dr.Lanalee Sam is really Awsome at making you feel comfortable and really taken care of!
She is an awesome Doctor!!!!
I am very impressed with this practice.
Dr Sam is wonderful! She is so friendly and makes you feel right at home. No questions are too silly! I would recommend Dr Sam to any and all women who are looking for a great doctor who truly cares about her patients' comfort and concerns.
Other than the wait, it was great. I was a new patient so there is the usual paperwork to fill out. Staff is courteous and helpful. Doctor was great.
Such a nice office... very professional... i felt very comfortable..
She is an amazing doctor! She delivered two of my three children and I highly recommend her services. You can't go wrong with Dr.Sam!
My last pap test was more than seven years ago. It was so painful that I was afraid to have another one. Let's just say that changed with Dr. Sam who was very gentle and patient. From now on I will definitely be having my annual test. M. O. Wright
She is quick and painless when it comes to the annual pap
Very professional, and her office staff was very friendly. The office was very clean and smelled wonderful
She is an amazing doctor,definitely looking forward to following up with her and the courteous staff .
I thought she was great! Very calming and informative. I liked her immediately. Also she has a very friendly staff!
Dr. Sam and her staff were great; nice and professional. She definitely is very good at what she does, I was prepared to be very uncomfortable but it was over before I knew she had started.
It was a very relaxed experienced. The Decor reminds you of a spa. The staff is nice. She is nice and gets your procedure done promptly.
I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I loved her! The staff was equally a pleasure to speak to. Very informative and felt all the concerns I wanted to address were answered. I will be referring friends and family for sure! Thank you!
I felt rushed...it was my first visit as a new patient. I spent more time filling out the paperwork than I did with the Doctor. But I will say that she was very gentle and I honestly didn't feel a thing. The waiting room is lovely, but I don't care to spend most of my day in it. Work on booking patients better.
Made me feel comfortable
First time meeting her and she was very nice and friendly. And informative. She looks like she knew what my problmes were before I even explain to her what was going on. I look forward in her helping get my reproductive health back to normal.