Florida Medical Center and a Freedom Climber of Mount Kilimanjaro
Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam is a board-certified obstetrician, gynecologist and robotic surgeon, the originator of the Concierge Obstetrics subspecialty, the President of the American Association of Concierge Obstetrics & Gynecology (AACOG), and the founder of myEliteOB, an innovative concierge maternity and childbirth program that combines holistic maternity care with concierge-level services.
Dr. Sam is hailed for her leadership and vision for the future of obstetrical care. She is an outspoken advocate on behalf of patients and like-minded OB colleagues committed to restoring the more traditional doctor-patient relationship that provides personalized care, favoring quality over quantity, a distinct separation from the industry’s current model of care, which has been directly influenced by third-party rules and regulations that have automated and depersonalized medicine. Dr. Sam’s ultimate mission is to lead and inspire a new model based on her myElite paradigm, which provides a higher standard of both clinical and personalized care, benefitting both the doctor and patient.
The myEliteOB program is based on clinical excellence and Dr. Sam’s “do unto others” philosophy, which enhance the entire maternity process, help to achieve better clinical outcomes, and significantly improve patient satisfaction. Importantly, by combining the clinical care of a board-certified OB with the holistic approach of a midwife or doula, the myEliteOB program offers a new clinical alternative to the current childbirth process. By providing the sensitive care of a female doctor who understands the specialized needs of her patients, Dr. Sam’s work not only fills a void in the current insurance-based paradigm while restoring physician autonomy, but also inspires the kind of trust that has always been the hallmark of excellent doctor-patient relationships.
Dr. Sam is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Clinically, she is distinguished as a top specialist in laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery and is a favorite referral surgeon for the most difficult gynecological cases in South Florida. On the cutting edge of the most advanced medical technology, Dr. Sam performed the first-ever robotic surgery in Palm Beach County and with more than 300 robotic cases under her belt is the Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at the West Boca Medical Center.