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Dr. Lanalee Sam, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Broward General Medical Center
  • Florida Medical Center
  • Imperial Point Medical Center
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • West Boca Medical Center
  • Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • Broward County Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award Best Doctors

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1134195837

Office locations

Elite Obstetrics and Gynecology

2466 E Commercial Blvd, Suite 101

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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Always a pleasure!
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Fantastic doctor, and very LGBT understanding.
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Amazing!
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It was quick and Dr Sam is an amazing lady!!
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She was very thorough and has a great bedside manner.
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I needed a quick appointment and that's what I got.
Less than 1 year ago
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As always a great experience. Fast, professional and an all round good experience.i would highly recommend Dr. Sam.
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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 mylife. 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.
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She seemed to be having a cold so maybe not her best day, but overall very impersonal.
Less than 1 year ago
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Office decor is very inspiring. Staff greeted me with a smile and the ladies were very professional.
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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!
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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 littleto 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.
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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 explainedeverything 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.
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Dr Sam, Is a fabulous caring doctor who I trust, admire and am glad she is my Doctor. Highly recommend this doctor
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Terribly messy service!
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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 atmy 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.
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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
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Very professional doctor and a great listener and highly recommended
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Doctor Lanalee makes you feel very comfortable. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
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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... likeshe 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.
More than 1 year ago
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I always enjoy my yearly visit with Lanalee Sam. She is very professional and her office staff very polite and knowledgable.
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Office staff are wonderful and the doctor is very nice and informative
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Love the staff, doctor and the whole office.
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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 inthe 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!)
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She's my new "go to" provider.
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She made me feel very comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lanalee Sam was superb! Would definitely recommend to a friend!
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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.
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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.
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Awesome!
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The best!
More than 1 year ago
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Bad, she saw me for like 2 minutes, and didn't answer me questions. I don't recommend
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I feel very comfortable coming to her office.
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Excellent Physician. Highly recommend!!
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Pleasant experience, from staff and the atmosphere.
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Dr. Sam is very professional, personable, understanding and caring.
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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!
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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 andhas a very pleasant bedside manner. I plan to stick with her for the foreseeable future.
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Comfortable and Professional This Doctor is worth the wait and difficulty parking.
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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 !
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Very kind! She's attentive but quick.
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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....
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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 reallyquick. I strongly recommend Dr. Sam to anyone looking for their own OB/GYN doctor.
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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.
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Excellent office.
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Amazing!
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Very quick
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Dr. Sam is the best! Definitely recommended :)
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Great staff!!
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