Strongly recommend: 65%Neutral: 20%Don't recommend: 16%8.5
65% strongly recommend
33 reviews
Humanity
9.4
9.4
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
9.4
9.4
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
5.7
5.7
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
1
Poor
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent," and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to see or speak to them.

Education

Medical School
U. of Alabama Birmingham
Residency
U. of Tennessee
Fellowship
U. of Tennessee

How Doctor Communicates

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Barry Ripps works at

NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Strongly recommend: 80%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 11%9.1

At 6 offices

Dothan
108 Medical Drive
Dothan, AL 32503
334-718-1463
Mobile
6701 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
251-583-2994
Gulf Breeze
1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850) 857-3733
Panama City
2101 Northside Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
850-747-1600
Pensacola
4400 Bayou Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503
850-857-3733
Tallahassee
2344 Centerville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-325-6672
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33 patient reviews

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10
Age 30 - 31
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc No
6 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
I have not actually seen Dr. Ripps yet. I have only seen the nurse practitioner who was amazing! She explained everything in detail, and knew who I was the moment I walked in. If i had any questions she answered them and if she didn't know she got back to me in a timely manner. She treated my family as if we were part of her own family...You will hardly see him but the other staff us amazing.
It takes a little while for them [staff at New Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology] to call you back for your initial visit but they will and don't give up on them! Tell them everything! If you are tired of doing iuis then tell them, they listen to everything you want...We did an IUI with the help of medicine. I was on birth control, letrozole, gonal f, and hcg trigger shot...Hannah [nurse] was absolutely great! I can not say enough great things about her. When I was nervous she was there to calm me down, or when I got excited she was there to get excited with me. She never let me think negative.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
I have not actually seen Dr. Ripps yet. I have only seen the nurse practitioner who was amazing! She explained everything in detail, and knew who I was the moment I walked in. If i had any questions she answered them and if she didn't know she got back to me in a timely manner. She treated my family as if we were part of her own family.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
You will hardly see him but the other staff us amazing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
They listened to how I felt, and took into consideration what I had been through already.
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology) and their degree of success.
We did an IUI with the help of medicine. I was on birth control, letrozole, gonal f, and hcg trigger shot.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology). (Assigned nurse: Hannah)
Hannah was absolutely great! I can not say enough great things about her. When I was nervous she was there to calm me down, or when I got excited she was there to get excited with me. She never let me think negative.
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
It takes a little while for them to call you back for your initial visit but they will and don't give up on them! Tell them everything! If you are tired of doing iuis then tell them, they listen to everything you want.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
Iui with insurance costs around 350 not including meds
Describe Barry Ripps's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
I think it should be up to the patient. If they understand the risk and still want to proceed than that should be allowed.
10
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Dothan
Operations
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10
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Age 29 - 30
Treated 2019 - 2020
Success w/ Doc Yes
1 IUI
Unexplained
Other
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Ripps took the time out to explain everything to me and my husband during every procedure. He was very caring when I had my surgery he went out personally and got my husband to bring him back to me and explained what happened and what the outcome was. ... He took the time to explain everything to me and my husband. ...
To me the clinic [NewLIFE] was always prepared for when I came in for my appointment they was always on time. I would maybe sit in the lobby before pulling me back and they never took forever during the appointments. ... They were very sweet and caring. They scheduled my appointments around my work schedule, which I thought was very sweet of them. After I had my surgery they called the day after to make sure I was ok and that I wasnt having any after effects.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Dr. Ripps took the time out to explain everything to me and my husband during every procedure. He was very caring when I had my surgery he went out personally and got my husband to bring him back to me and explained what happened and what the outcome was.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
To just trust Dr. Ripps he knows what he is talking about.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
He took the time to explain everything to me and my husband.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
They were very sweet and caring. They scheduled my appointments around my work schedule, which I thought was very sweet of them. After I had my surgery they called the day after to make sure I was ok and that I wasnt having any after effects.
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
To me the clinic was always prepared for when I came in for my appointment they was always on time. I would maybe sit in the lobby before pulling me back and they never took forever during the appointments.
10
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Dothan
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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10
Age 27 - 28
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc Yes
3 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Dr. Ripps is very kind and considerate. At each visit, he spent a great amount of time explaining things and we never felt rushed. He has helped us out tremendously and would definitely recommend him to anyone in the future...We were treated with much compassion. They take as much time as we need to explain everything making sure we understood and never felt rushed...I would recommend doing your own research before your appointment in order to have a better understanding for when you do meet with him
I would say they're [New LIFE - Mobile] strengths are making you feel like a priority. They spend as much time as possible with you and never make you feel like a "number."... [Nurse] Kathileen is absolutely amazing. I can not say enough positive things about her. But, she is very compassionate and patient with any questions you may have....The cost is quite competitive. He definitely doesn't charge an outrageous amount....We were treated with much compassion. They take as much time as we need to explain everything making sure we understood and never felt rushed.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Dr. Ripps is very kind and considerate. At each visit, he spent a great amount of time explaining things and we never felt rushed. He has helped us out tremendously and would definitely recommend him to anyone in the future.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
I would recommend doing your own research before your appointment in order to have a better understanding for when you do meet with him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
We were treated with much compassion. They take as much time as we need to explain everything making sure we understood and never felt rushed.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology). (Assigned nurse: Kathileen )
Kathileen is absolutely amazing. I can not say enough positive things about her. But, she is very compassionate and patient with any questions you may have.
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
I would say they're strengths are making you feel like a priority. They spend as much time as possible with you and never make you feel like a "number."
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
The cost is quite competitive. He definitely doesn't charge an outrageous amount.
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Mobile
Operations
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9
Age 26 - 27
Treated 2016 - 2017
Success w/ Doc No
1 IUI
PCOS
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr. Barry Ripps] was a very personable person. I have also seen his partner Meghan Delaney and she is just as good as Dr. Ripps. They both have been very involved in the treatment. They treat me like a human rather than a number on a list.... I would be put on birth control (because I do not have a regular cycle on my own) and then take femera for ovulation and then use trigger shots. I did this in our timed conception trials and also for our iui cycle
One thing I love about this office [New LIFE] (Mobile) is the small staff. This allows the staff to spend time with you and get to know you. Both my nurse and the sonographers have been fantastic.... His staff is one of the best. They are so personable and really get to know you. Every time I go, they ask be about other details of your life because they truly remember.... I would be put on birth control (because I do not have a regular cycle on my own) and then take femera for ovulation and then use trigger shots. I did this in our timed conception trials and also for our iui cycle
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
He was a very personable person. I have also seen his partner Meghan Delaney and she is just as good as Dr. Ripps. They both have been very involved in the treatment. They treat me like a human rather than a number on a list.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
His staff is one of the best. They are so personable and really get to know you. Every time I go, they ask be about other details of your life because they truly remember.
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology) and their degree of success.
I would be put on birth control (because I do not have a regular cycle on my own) and then take femera for ovulation and then use trigger shots. I did this in our timed conception trials and also for our iui cycle
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology). (Assigned nurse: Kathleen)
One thing I love about this office (Mobile) is the small staff. This allows the staff to spend time with you and get to know you. Both my nurse and the sonographers have been fantastic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
$700
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Mobile
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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10
Age 27 - 28
Treated 2013 - 2014
Success w/ Doc Yes
4 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Accountant
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
There honestly was no bad. He [Dr. Barry Ripps] was amazing with us. He sat us down and talked to us at people not numbers and explained what migbt be happening and sure enough after they did my endo surgery i got pregnant doing ivf... His office was so nice and kind. He helped us in every way he could to get pregnant. Wonderful office
I loved the at home atmosphere [at New LIFE Pensacola]!! We are always comfortable and felt understood when we were there. They always would make sure we were comfortable and had anything we needed. Worked around work schedules.... They worked with us on the cost. Insurance covered alot of it and they worked with us with the oit of pocket cost
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
There honestly was no bad. He was amazing with us. He sat us down and talked to us at people not numbers and explained what migbt be happening and sure enough after they did my endo surgery i got pregnant doing ivf.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Listen to him he knows alot
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
His office was so nice and kind. He helped us in every way he could to get pregnant. Wonderful office
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
They were just as awesome as dr ripps. They understood what we were going through and the journey we were on.
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
I loved the at home atmosphere!! We are always comfortable and felt understood when we were there. They always would make sure we were comfortable and had anything we needed. Worked around work schedules.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
They worked with us on the cost. Insurance covered alot of it and they worked with us with the oit of pocket cost
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Doctor
Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Pensacola
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
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10
Age 36 - 37
Treated 2014 - 2015
Success w/ Doc ?
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
He [Dr Ripps] has a dry sense of humor but he was honest and I appreciated that. He was very clear on our options and spoke to us in terms that we could understand....He's a little strange but an amazing doctor. Get past the weirdness and listen to what he has to say.
The staff [at New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology] knew me by name when calling or checking in. I felt like they were with me every step of our journey....8500 was what we paid for IVF with ICSI and temporary egg storage until we got a positive test result. Medication was about another 500.00 after our insurance.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
He has a dry sense of humor but he was honest and I apprciated that. He was very clear on our options and spoke to us in terms that we could understand.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
He's a little strange but an amazing doctor. Get past the weirdness and listen to what he has to say.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
The staff knew me by name when calling or checking in. I felt like they were with me every step of our journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology). (Assigned nurse: Linda)
One word.....awesome!
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
Clean, on time, quick, professional
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
8500 was what we paid for IVF with ICSI and temporary egg storage until we got a positive test result. Medication was about another 500.00 after our insurance.
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Pensacola
Operations
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Billing Department
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7
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

Age 38 - 39
Treated 2017 - 2018
Success w/ Doc No
3 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Unexplained
Income $100K - $199K
Doctor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Dr Ripps is direct to the point and does not sugar-coat his words, which I like, but some people may find him blunt. He is knowledgeable and experienced. The work-ups he recommended were extensive and thorough. He takes his time to explain and answers your questions or concerns... he will let you know whether to transfer one vs multiple embryos, depending on the quality; but ultimately, the final decision will be from the coup
The staff at Dr Ripps' clinic were friendly, accommodating and patient. The facility/clinic is well-kept and clean. Weakness: the bill you will receive is going to be confusing. Please call the office make sure that understand every little details... Nurse Michelle is very helpful and patient with all my question
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Dr Ripps is direct to the point and does not sugar-coat his words, which I like, but some people may find him blunt. He is knowledgeable and experienced. The work-ups he recommended were extensive and thorough. He takes his time to explain and answers your questions or concerns.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
He is direct to the point and he will inform you what your diagnosis and treatment plan
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Dr Ripps is direct to the point; he does not sugar coat the diagnosis
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology) and their degree of success.
I do not recall this now
Describe your experience with your nurse at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology). (Assigned nurse: Michelle )
Michelle is very helpful and patient with all my questions
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
The staff at Dr Ripps' clinic were friendly, accommodating and patient. The facility/clinic is well-kept and clean. Weakness: the bill you will receive is going to be confusing. Please call the office make sure that understand every little details
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
Definitely expensive since everything is out of pocket. None of the tests/treatment were covered by insurance
Describe Barry Ripps's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
he will let you know whether to transfer one vs multiple embryos, depending on the quality; but ultimately, the final decision will be from the couple
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Barry Ripps
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
7
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Pensacola
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
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7
Age 30 - 31
Treated 2018 - 2019
Success w/ Doc No
2 IUI
Anovulation
PCOS
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Other
Income $0 - $49K
2nd of 2 Docs
Neutral
Neutral
[Dr. Barry Ripps] needs to be more patient active. I have never met him and have been in the practice for a year...We have done clomid, letrazole, injections, trigger shots, and iui with all of the above. No positive pregnancy test...I've never met dr. Ripps only dr. Delany and she is no longer there. His nurses in panama city help me the most. I think dr. Ripps should be more present...Great patient services though and a variety of services offered
[Nurses at New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology are] Amazing. You felt like a sister to them. They have went above and beyond for me!...RX forgot to be called in but was fixed when I called them to fix it...300 a visit because my insurance does not cover fertility treatments. IuI was 950 a cycle...Old and outdated decor. Needs updating. Dr. Ripps needs to be more patient active. I have never met him and have been in the practice for a year. Great patient services though and a variety of services offered
How was your experience with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
I've never met dr. Ripps only dr. Delany and she is no longer there. His nurses in panama city help me the most. I think dr. Ripps should be more present. It is a great office over all though. I recommended a friend there and she did get pregnant. So that's a plus.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
Listen to them. Follow directions. Communication is key
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
His Panama city staff made me feel great
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology) and their degree of success.
We have done clomid, letrazole, injections, trigger shots, and iui with all of the above. No positive pregnancy test.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
Amazing. You felt like a sister to them. They have went above and beyond for me!
Describe your experience with NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
Old and outdated decor. Needs updating. Dr. Ripps needs to be more patient active. I have never met him and have been in the practice for a year. Great patient services though and a variety of services offered
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
300 a visit because my insurance does not cover fertility treatments. IuI was 950 a cycle.
What specific things went wrong at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology).
RX forgot to be called in but was fixed when I called them to fix it
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Barry Ripps
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Adaptability
7
Clinic
NewLIFE (Leaders in Fertility & Endocrinology)
Panama City
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