Rated 10
Strongly recommend: 100%10
100% strongly recommend
3 reviews
Humanity
10
10
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
10
10
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
4
4
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
5
OK
Responsiveness

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Education

Medical School
Wash U. St. Louis
Residency
U. of Iowa
Fellowship
U. of Iowa

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Ginny Ryan works at

U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Rated 9.7
Strongly recommend: 94%Neutral: 2%Don't recommend: 4%9.7

At 1 office

Iowa City
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
800-777-8442
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3 patient reviews

2018, Successful
10
10
Age 36
3 IUI
3 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
[Dr. Ginny Ryan] did do our initial consult and the fresh transfer and she was very professional and kind. I have no concerns about how I was treated...Dr. Ryan spent a lot of time with my husband and I during our initial consult...I was already on birth control from a cancelled cycle at a different clinic so I was able to start lupron right away after my consult...
I absolutely loved that they [U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care] take a team approach when working on individual cases. Because there is a rotation of several REs on staff on any given day, their scheduling is very flexible. Other clinics have waiting lists that are months long...You'll likely see different doctors through your treatment but their process works well...University of Iowa was great about working with my insurance to get my cycle covered without any worries....
How was your experience with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
I don't have very specific recollections of Dr. Ryan due to the way in which you can rotate through the doctors on staff at University of Iowa. Dr. Ryan did do our initial consult and the fresh transfer and she was very professional and kind. I have no concerns about how I was treated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
You'll likely see different doctors through your treatment but their process works well. It provides the most flexibility with scheduling and all of the doctors work closely together on all of their patient's. I would rather have 10 doctors reviewing my case instead of 1 anyway :)
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Dr. Ryan spent a lot of time with my husband and I during our initial consult.
Describe the protocols Ginny Ryan used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
I was already on birth control from a cancelled cycle at a different clinic so I was able to start lupron right away after my consult. At my baseline, they found a cyst and it delayed things by a few days but ultimately we kept going with the round. I was on 2 vials of menopur a day and 150 uis of Gonal F throught my 11 days of stims. I had the option of using follistim but I had leftover gonal from a different cycle so I chose to use Gonal for consistency.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
I don't remember the nursing staff but I don't have any specific memories that weren't positive. For that reason, I believe that all of the nursing staff was kind and helpful.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
I absolutely loved that they take a team approach when working on individual cases. Because there is a rotation of several REs on staff on any given day, their scheduling is very flexible. Other clinics have waiting lists that are months long and if anything goes wrong during a cycle that causes cancellation or delays, it could be another several months before you can try again. University of Iowa scheduled my consult 2 weeks after I called and I was able to start my cycle right away. I had my egg retrieval within a month, which is probably not typical but I just happened to already be surpressed due to a cancelled cycle at a different clinic. University of Iowa was great about working with my insurance to get my cycle covered without any worries.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
I was using a Starbucks plan through United Healthcare and University of Iowa and I never had to worry about paying a bill. They would file to insurance and then I'd eventually get bills but it was all done after the procedures. They didn't require any collection up front since I was using insurance that had no deductible.
Describe Ginny Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
This clinic has criteria for allowing 2 embryos, which I didn't qualify for at the time. I was able to transfer the only good quality blastocyst that I had on day 5 (Fresh transfer) and it lead to a healthy, successful pregnancy.
10
Doctor
Ginny Ryan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2018, Unsuccessful
10
6
Age 33
1 IVF
European
Income $50K - $99K
1st of 3 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Doesn't Recommend
Unsuccessful
She [Dr. Ryan] actually looked at me when she was speaking, unlike her colleague who continued my treatment later on. She was clear, considerate and gave me facts without talking down to me or making me feel dumb.... We elected to transfer both the embryo and the morula as they stated that they would be discarding the morula the next day anyway. Didn't matter, nothing took. But I think having the hope of more than one embryo in there helped with the anxiety & fear that nothing would work.
Our nursing experience [U of Iowa] varied from AMAZING and compassionate to gruff and clipped. One nurse cut me off multiple times (when she asked questions) and left my husband fuming because to him it showed that to this clinic we were just another number. He didn't attend any other visits with me as he didn't feel he could keep his mouth shut if we got that nurse again.... They talk a good game and do A LOT of cheerleading. Unfortunately this cheerleading behavior can lead to unrealistic expectations. From the beginning talking about how you have a 'perfect little cervix' and the lining on the uterus looks 'amazing' and 'you have tons of follicles, this won't be hard at all!' To the end, when nothing worked, and they lay blame on you (me, the woman that they didn't do any additional testing on because my spouse was the one with low count & low motility.
How was your experience with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
She actually looked at me when she was speaking, unlike her colleague who continued my treatment later on. She was clear, considerate and gave me facts without talking down to me or making me feel dumb.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
She was great at making me feel at ease, explaining the process very well and doing so while speaking to me and my spouse on a human level.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
She actually looked at me when she was speaking, unlike her colleague who continued my treatment later on. She was clear, considerate and gave me facts without talking down to me or making me feel dumb.
Describe the protocols Ginny Ryan used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
We did their basic protocol: estradoil to sync my cycle with their up time. Follistim AQ, then Menopur, then Ganirelix and HCG as my trigger shot. Throughout I had transvaginal ultrasounds to track my lining and follicle growth. Retrieval was done under general anesthesia and they were able to retrieve 8 eggs. 5 fertilized, 1 made it to embryo, 1 was a morula and 3 were discarded. In the end we were not successful in getting pregnant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Our nursing experience varied from AMAZING and compassionate to gruff and clipped. One nurse cut me off multiple times (when she asked questions) and left my husband fuming because to him it showed that to this clinic we were just another number. He didn't attend any other visits with me as he didn't feel he could keep his mouth shut if we got that nurse again.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
They talk a good game and do A LOT of cheerleading. Unfortunately this cheerleading behavior can lead to unrealistic expectations. From the beginning talking about how you have a 'perfect little cervix' and the lining on the uterus looks 'amazing' and 'you have tons of follicles, this won't be hard at all!' To the end, when nothing worked, and they lay blame on you (me, the woman that they didn't do any additional testing on because my spouse was the one with low count & low motility.) without a ton of explanation. But absolutely want you to come back for another round!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Up front we were told what our cost would be ($11500 -13000 plus medications) We topped out at about $16000 plus medication costs coming in at $4700.
Describe Ginny Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
We elected to transfer both the embryo and the morula as they stated that they would be discarding the morula the next day anyway. Didn't matter, nothing took. But I think having the hope of more than one embryo in there helped with the anxiety & fear that nothing would work.
What specific things went wrong at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Lost appointments
Describe the specific things that went wrong at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
When we were called to set up our first appointment we were offered a date that was, amazingly, only a few weeks away. I said we would take it, but after 6 hours of waiting for the appointment to appear on my MyChart I got nervous and called them back. The scheduler said I didn't confirm that I wanted the appointment (!?) and so they gave it to someone else. The clinic was able to work us back in on the same day, but the scheduler gave attitude every time I interacted with her after that. One other small thing, but after being told that my prescriptions were being sent to pharmacy before we left clinic we arrived in pharmacy to find out nothing had been ordered. They had to call the clinic to remind them to place the orders AND then had to call again after 15 minutes because they had missed a medication. Just made a long stressful day a lot longer and more stressful.
10
Doctor
Ginny Ryan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
6
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
2007 - 2011, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 35
2 IUI
4 IVF
Unexplained
Prefer not to answer
Income $50K - $99K
4th of 6 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Without question, an expert in this field! I give Dr. Ryan my highest recommendation and I would return for future treatments. Patient. Understanding. Gentle. Available. Caring. Hard working. Reassuring. Expert. Supported by amazing staff and at amazing hospital. Answers questions thoroughly...Dr. Ryan explained everything, was compassionate, and got us the results we so desperately wanted on the first cycle...I did a fresh IVF cycle with single blastocyst transfer.
This team [at University of Iowa] is the best in technical expertise and patient care...[ the nurses] Great communication and support. Excellent response times...I did a fresh IVF cycle with single blastocyst transfer... Supported by amazing staff and at amazing hospital.
How was your experience with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Without question, an expert in this field! I give Dr. Ryan my highest recommendation and I would return for future treatments. Patient. Understanding. Gentle. Available. Caring. Hard working. Reassuring. Expert. Supported by amazing staff and at amazing hospital. Answers questions thoroughly. Without question, an expert in this field! I give Dr. Ryan my highest recommendation and I would return for future treatments.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Trust Dr. Ryan.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care?
Dr. Ryan explained everything, was compassionate, and got us the results we so desperately wanted on the first cycle.
Describe the protocols Ginny Ryan used in your cycles at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care and their degree of success.
I did a fresh IVF cycle with single blastocyst transfer.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Great communication and support. Excellent response times.
Describe your experience with U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Do not waste your time or money elsewhere. This team is the best in technical expertise and patient care.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ginny Ryan at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Don't remember.
Describe Ginny Ryan's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care.
Dr. Ryan insisted on eSET because we had an amazing hatching blastocyst available. I was hesitant about this because I had experienced multiple fresh cycle failures in the past at another clinic. I put my trust in Dr. Ryan and was blessed with a healthy singleton pregnancy resulting in a beautiful baby girl at full term.
10
Doctor
Ginny Ryan
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
U of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care
Iowa City
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources