Rated 9.6
Strongly recommend: 86%Neutral: 14%9.6
86% strongly recommend
41 reviews
Humanity
9.7
9.7
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
9.7
9.7
Communication

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Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.6
6.6
Frequency Seen

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

Responsiveness
8.6
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Education

Medical School
U. of Oklahoma
Residency
U. of South Florida
Fellowship
Eastern Virginia Jones

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Ryan Riggs works at

Blue Sky Fertility
Rated 9.8
Strongly recommend: 98%Neutral: 2%9.8

At 1 office

Brookside
6675 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
816-301-5506
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41 patient reviews

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2018 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26 - 30
3 IUI
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Accountant
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Riggs is always very nice, but he definitely doesn’t remember who I am even thought I have been going there for over 3 years...He has been creative with treatment and hasn’t given up even though I’ve had 4 FETs in a row fail...[he] doesn’t prefer to transfer multiple embryos because of the risk of a multiples pregnancy. He believes a multiples pregnancy has more risk of complications and he prefers to avoid this risk.
Strengths [of Blue Sky Fertility]: Their care is very personal and custom. They think outside of the box and find a treatment for you specifically. They are all so nice and wonderful to deal with, especially through such a difficult time. Weaknesses: Their only weakness would be that they have become so busy. This is a good thing for them though. Wait times are usually still low, and I never have trouble getting an appointment short notice.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is very nice and easy to talk to. He has always given me a lot of hope since my very first consultation. At times, he has forgot the history of my case which makes me feel like a number, but I try to remind myself that he sees so many patients each day. He is always nice and thorough when explaining things. He has been creative with treatment and hasn’t given up even though I’ve had 4 FETs in a row fail.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Book your consult early as they are booking a year out.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I think the nurses and NPs are very compassionate and always make me feel like a human. Dr. Riggs is always very nice, but he definitely doesn’t remember who I am even thought I have been going there for over 3 years. They have become much busier than when I started in 2018, and it can be noticeable at times.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
My first 4 FETs were pretty standard. I did take lupron depot for 2 months prior to 2 of this FETs as well as have endometriosis excision surgery. After the fourth FET failed, he wanted to try something different. This FET we did a mini stim where I took egg retrieval meds but didn’t go to egg retrieval. Then I did a FET a few days after ovulation. This was to allow my body to make hormones naturally from the corpus luteum. I still take PIO, but a lesser dose and no estrogen pills. During transfer, they also noticed that my swollen ovaries were pushing my retroverted uterus up and making it normal - a bonus. So far I am 4 weeks 5 days pregnant which is farther along than I’ve ever been so something helped.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jen Riggs)
All of the nursing and non-nursing staff are amazing. They are always very compassionate and so friendly. I have dealt with Jen Riggs as my primary nurse the most and she is wonderful. She makes me feel as though so always remembers who I am, she takes as much time as needed to explain things, she’ll give a hug if I’m needing one. She is wonderful.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Strengths: Their care is very personal and custom. They think outside of the box and find a treatment for you specifically. They are all so nice and wonderful to deal with, especially through such a difficult time. Weaknesses: Their only weakness would be that they have become so busy. This is a good thing for them though. Wait times are usually still low, and I never have trouble getting an appointment short notice.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
After over 3 years, I have spent a lot of money. My egg retrieval was a little over $17000 in 2019. I did see a new cost sheet where prices are now over $20000. My transfers have all been around $5000.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Dr. Riggs doesn’t prefer to transfer multiple embryos because of the risk of a multiples pregnancy. He believes a multiples pregnancy has more risk of complications and he prefers to avoid this risk.
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2021 - 2022, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29 - 30
2 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $100K - $199K
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Riggs is friendly and a bit silly which always helped to lighten the mood. But he is very honest as well, but speaks with empathy. I never felt like I was receiving cold, clinical advice. It always felt like he actually cared about our results and not just for his statistics...Dr. Riggs is willing to try new things and not set in old ways...Prepare for a long, but worthwhile, wait. I got on the waitlist and the cancellation list but it still took 8 months to get in....
This clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] is innovative and willing to try some of the newer options. I appreciate that Dr. Riggs is willing to try new things and not set in old ways...With meds I spent roughly $50,000 on two retrievals and two transfers...Everyone on the staff is friendly and welcoming always. I received protocols based on my individual need...I got on the waitlist and the cancellation list but it still took 8 months to get in...
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is friendly and a bit silly which always helped to lighten the mood. But he is very honest as well, but speaks with empathy. I never felt like I was receiving cold, clinical advice. It always felt like he actually cared about our results and not just for his statistics.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Prepare for a long, but worthwhile, wait. I got on the waitlist and the cancellation list but it still took 8 months to get in.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Everyone on the staff is friendly and welcoming always. I received protocols based on my individual need.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
To prepare for retrieval we used melatonin, açaí, and CoQ10 supplements per the clinics recommendation. I do not know the protocol we used but it was very successful as we had 30ish follicles. We did a combination trigger of HCG and Lupron. Unfortunately, one of my ovaries was inaccessible at time of retrieval so we retrieved far fewer than expected. This gave us 3 day 5 embryos, but only 2 of them were genetically normal. Our second retrieval we added omnitrope and did an HCG only trigger. We retrieved 17 eggs and of those we got 5 genetically normal embryos. I did get very severe OHSS this round. Between the retrievals we did ERA/Receptiva/EMMA/ALICE testing which all yielded normal results. We transferred one embryo and it did not implant.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
The nurses are all wonderful and caring. And make an effort to know the patients.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
This clinic is innovative and willing to try some of the newer options. I appreciate that Dr. Riggs is willing to try new things and not set in old ways. Truly the only weakness of this office is that there is only one Dr. Riggs and because of this, the waitlist is incredibly long.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
It is my understanding that this is one of the more expensive clinics in town. With meds I spent roughly $50,000 on two retrievals and two transfers. (We have paid for an upcoming transfer)
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
My doctor strongly encouraged eSET our first round especially considering I’m only 29, we did all the add on testing available, and used a PGS tested embryo.
What specific things went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility?
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility.
At one point a nurse I spoke with said it wasn’t in my record that they could not access an ovary on my first retrieval. This made it seem like I didn’t have optimal stimulation results. I also once scheduled 5 appointments on a phone call and when I arrived for my first they had no record of my other appointments. But everyone suffers computer glitches from time to time and they got me scheduled with no issue.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Overland Park
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 33 - 34
1 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Consultant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Riggs listened. He took our feelings and concerns into account, he answered our questions with real answers not just a spiel of stuff we couldn’t understand...he individualizes care accordingly. He communicates so well and we talked to him directly much more than we expected...Dr. Riggs wanted to redo some of the testing done at our previous clinic so that he could rule out some specific things and review everything himself, which I appreciated. He also was open to trying intralipid treatment which was something our previous clinic wouldn’t even discuss
Every single person on the [Blue Sky Fertility] staff seemed to know our protocol and was so personable. They all seemed fully invested in us starting a family and were so kind and caring...Everyone at the clinic from the doctor to the nurses to the lab techs to the administrative staff were always completely familiar with me and my protocol and ready for me when I came in. There was never any of the “nurse walks into the room as she is checking my chart to remember who I am” stuff that you get sometimes.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs’ biggest strength is simply that he cares and is truly invested in each of his patients’ journey to starting or growing their family. He pays attention to your history, he listens when you have an opinion on your treatment, and he individualizes care accordingly. He communicates so well and we talked to him directly much more than we expected based off of previous experience at a different clinic. His bedside manner is wonderful - we were always incredibly comfortable and relaxed and his confidence and positivity were contagious. When we asked questions he not only gave us answers but made sure we understood everything.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Advocate for yourself and be completely open about any questions or concerns you might have. He won’t brush anything aside and it is always best to have everything on the table and a full understanding of protocol.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs listened. He took our feelings and concerns into account, he answered our questions with real answers not just a spiel of stuff we couldn’t understand. We felt like he and the whole clinic were truly invested in us starting a family.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Riggs wanted to redo some of the testing done at our previous clinic so that he could rule out some specific things and review everything himself, which I appreciated. He also was open to trying intralipid treatment which was something our previous clinic wouldn’t even discuss - I obviously don’t know for sure if that’s what made the difference or not in having a successful transfer but I appreciated that he was open to trying what we wanted to try.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
Every single person on the staff seemed to know our protocol and was so personable. They all seemed fully invested in us starting a family and were so kind and caring.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
I honestly can’t think of any weaknesses. Everyone at the clinic from the doctor to the nurses to the lab techs to the administrative staff were always completely familiar with me and my protocol and ready for me when I came in. There was never any of the “nurse walks into the room as she is checking my chart to remember who I am” stuff that you get sometimes.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
We paid out of pocket for our frozen embryo transfer and I think it was around $7000 but that was with medications included which are obviously out of the clinic’s control. I think the transfer was around $4000 with all the labs, hysteroscopy, etc included.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Overland Park
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2019 - 2020, Successful
10
10
Age 31 - 32
4 IUI
1 IVF
Anovulation
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $200K - $499K
Engineer
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Riggs is very outgoing and super knowledgeable. He also really cares for you as a person and wants to get you to a healthy pregnancy...While his clinic is expensive and has long wait times to get in, it's absolutely worth it...does group cycles/rounds of IVF and FET's, so you may wait longer to get to those points than you'd like...did not entertain the idea of a multiple embryo transfer with us. This may be due to our specific circumstances but it seems he strongly prefers eSET.
[Blue Sky Fertility] has different nurses who handle different treatments...My nurses for IVF were Bre N. and Christina B. They both did the actually IUI's as well...Even though I worked with a few different nurses, I worked with one at a time so it felt really specialized and I always knew who to talk to if I had a question...quick to respond and really great with communication
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is very outgoing and super knowledgeable. He also really cares for you as a person and wants to get you to a healthy pregnancy. I cannot sat enough good things about him. While his clinic is expensive and has long wait times to get in, it's absolutely worth it!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
It's a very long wait to get into see him. He doesn't take on more patients than his clinic can handle which is in your best interest. It took us 6 months to get an initial consult. Dr. Riggs also does group cycles/rounds of IVF and FET's, so you may wait longer to get to those points than you'd like. We were lucky and only had a 3 month wait to start our IVF cycle and then a 2 1/2 month wait to do our FET. Be patient, and don't hesitate to make the apt with Dr. Riggs and Blue Sky!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is a very caring person. He always remembered details about us as a couple and was always enthusiastic about our future and getting us a family. All he wants is to provide you the best care and give you your dream of starting a family. His nurses and staff are absolutely amazing as well. You feel like a person and not just a number at the clinic.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Antagonist- Rome Protocol: Menorpur 2X per day, Dexamehasone, Centrotide,Pregnyl, Lupron, Doxtinex, Doxycycline. Produced 19 eggs, 17 Mature, 10 fertilized, 5 blastocyst, 3 PGS normal.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bre, Christina, Jessica, Jen)
Blue Sky has different nurses who handle different treatments. My nurses for IVF were Bre N. and Christina B. They both did the actually IUI's as well. I had Jessica R. for my FET nurse. Jen R, the NP is always floating around helping out too and seems to have charge of the testing and help a lot with FET's but also lends a hand in IVF. Even though I worked with a few different nurses, I worked with one at a time so it felt really specialized and I always knew who to talk to if I had a question. I felt really cared for and that they were really paying attention to me and my situation. They are all super smart, quick to respond and really great with communication. Not to mention all of them are super sweet, caring and just absolutely amazing!
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Everyone at this clinic is just amazing. They are all so sweet and caring. They remember name and treat you like a person and not a number. I wish everyone could get this kind of care from their fertility clinic.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Blue Sky Fertility.
Scheduling was very easy, even though they had a lot of people flowing in and out, they have a system down for making sure you get in on time. I rarely had to take an apt that didn't work in my schedule. It seems as if they leave the morning apts open for IVF and FET monitoring and the afternoons for IUI's, etc.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
IUI: ~$1200 IUI (oral) Meds: ~$15 IVF: ~$16,000 IVF Meds: ~$7,500 PGS: ~$2,500 FET: ~$2,700 FET Meds: ~$5,000
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Dr. Riggs did not entertain the idea of a multiple embryo transfer with us. This may be due to our specific circumstances but it seems he strongly prefers eSET.
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 36 - 37
2 IUI
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Native American
Lawyer
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Riggs is thorough and to the point...does the full analysis and gives his honest opinion...gives you some of the control over your path...after obtaining all normal test results and a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” [he] discusses our options ranging from medicated cycles, IUI and IVF. He discussed the pros and cons of each and discussed the proper protocol for us. Our timeline and comfort with the plan was listened to and valued...
The clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] is very clean, welcoming and friendly. They have two locations and both are great. I’ve never had to wait long and the waiting area is never over full. They staff is always organized and friendly. Even though we’ve not yet had a successful pregnancy on our fertility journey, our clinic is not a “bad” or “scary” place to be — we know our whole team is working towards our success...The nurses and staff are extremely personal and warm in every contact via email, phone or in-person. The clinic knows each of their patients.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is thorough and to the point. He does the full analysis and gives his honest opinion. He also gives you some of the control over your path, he gives you all your options and then discusses what you are comfortable with to move forward with as a plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He has a big personality but he is really good at his job. Ask questions, he is happy to answer them and provide alternatives if needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
The nurses and staff are extremely personal and warm in every contact via email, phone or in-person. The clinic knows each of their patients.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Being that my husband and I are both a little older (36 and 38), after obtaining all normal test results and a diagnosis of “unexplained infertility” - Dr. Riggs discusses our options ranging from medicated cycles, IUI and IVF. He discussed the pros and cons of each and discussed the proper protocol for us. Our timeline and comfort with the plan was listened to and valued.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina Benware)
The nursing staff is amazing. Our head nurse, Christina is amazing and very responsive. She works with us and is flexible with our treatment plan as we move along. I truly feel like they are supporting us on this journey and cheering us on as we move along. All the nurses are amazing and so welcoming and friendly. They are an amazing team.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic is very clean, welcoming and friendly. They have two locations and both are great. I’ve never had to wait long and the waiting area is never over full. They staff is always organized and friendly. Even though we’ve not yet had a successful pregnancy on our fertility journey, our clinic is not a “bad” or “scary” place to be — we know our whole team is working towards our success.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
Our initial consult was approx $400. Each IUI was approx. $1000 + medications. We are planning to start IVF soon and expect to pay approx. $19,000 + medications.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
We have done an embryo transfer yet, but we discussed at our IVF consult - he said that we would discuss once we had a better idea of our embryo status. But, he typically does single transfers but is open to multiple (2 max) if that’s the lrefoof the couple.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
10
10
Age 29 - 30
3 IUI
2 IVF
Poor Egg Quality
Black or African-American
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
He [Dr. Riggs] took the time to get to know my husband and myself. He answered every question we had and did not make us feel rushed to make a decision. He was open about everything and when things didnt go as planned, he let us know why and how he felt about it. ... After 3 failed IUIs (non medicated minus the trigger shot) we moved to IVF. ... He never sugar coated anything and explained what he believed to be the right next step. We trust him in every way. He is the best doctor I have ever had.
Very nice and sweet people [at Blue Sky Fertility]. Open to any questions I had and never made me feel like a bother. I cannot think of any weaknesses to be honest. I wish they had more clinics around so more people could have access to their amazing service. They made me feel like I was apart of the family and never made me feel otherwise. I felt comfortable and they always let me know what was going on with my treatment and why things were being done or changed.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is amazing in every way. He took the time to get to know my husband and myself. He answered every question we had and did not make us feel rushed to make a decision. He was open about everything and when things didnt go as planned, he let us know why and how he felt about it. He never sugar coated anything and explained what he believed to be the right next step. We trust him in every way. He is the best doctor I have ever had.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dont be afraid to ask questions. Be open to anything. He is a great doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
The staff is amazing and really cared about me and my needs. They took the time to get to know me and would continue conversations each appt. Asking me how my life was and remembering things I had told them during previous appts.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
After 3 failed IUIs (non medicated minus the trigger shot) we moved to IVF. The first cycle of IVF I was on gonal, menopure and cetrotide. We got 7 eggs, all were brown, and none made it to day 5. The second cycle I was on the same but again, dont remember the dosage and had the exact same result. 7 eggs, all brown and none made it to day 5 .
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
Very sweet. I felt like personal friends with each and every one of them. They were amazing and really got to know me as a person. We laughed together and even cried together when things did work out as planned.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
I think they only had strengths. They were amazing all the way around. Clinic was open, earth tones, beautiful facility. Very nice and sweet people. Open to any questions I had and never made me feel like a bother. I cannot think of any weaknesses to be honest. I wish they had more clinics around so more people could have access to their amazing service. They made me feel like I was apart of the family and never made me feel otherwise. I felt comfortable and they always let me know what was going on with my treatment and why things were being done or changed.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
17000 IVF 1000 IUI
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
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Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 29
IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Riggs is so friendly and warm when you meet him. Our first consult, we were sitting in his office just causally talking about our struggles to conceive. He makes you feel comfortable which allows us to ask all the questions...His clinic has a long waiting list for a reason.
Both [Blue Sky Fertility] clinics have a great environment. ...The nursing staff gets back to you fairly quickly with testing results or questions. Overall great office and staff...From the moment you walk in to the end, everyone is so nice and friendly.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is so friendly and warm when you meet him. Our first consult, we were sitting in his office just causally talking about our struggles to conceive. He makes you feel comfortable which allows us to ask all the questions. We don't feel like we are a burden or that we are taking up a lot of his time. I had a hysteroscopy at his clinic and he talked me through everything. Though it was painful, again he was trying to make me comfortable.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
His clinic has a long waiting list for a reason. He is a great doctor and this is coming from a couple who has only done consult and testing. We have not started our IVF but I can't wait to start!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs and his entire staff make you feel like home during appointments. From the moment you walk in to the end, everyone is so nice and friendly. Its a great atmosphere.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We have not started treatment with Dr. Riggs. We have done IUIs with a different clinic and he explained if it didn't work the first 2 times, it wasn't going to work. Our chances were slim with the more IUIs we did. We were completely unaware of the chances until we met with Dr. Riggs.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
During my hysteroscopy, Dr. Riggs had two nurses in the room. Those nurses were just giving me words of encouragement the whole time. I thought that was so sweet. They are always smiling and laughing. Its nice to go into an office with a happy environment.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Both clinics have a great environment. He has an office in Kansas City and in Overland Park. I haven't had a bad experience since calling to schedule my first visit with him. I was disappointment I would have to wait 6 months for our consult but was put on the waiting list. We got in 5 months early due to the waiting list! I know that may not happen with every couple but it was so nice to get all of our testing out of the way early. The nursing staff gets back to you fairly quickly with testing results or questions. Overall great office and staff.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
The office places your insurance on file and will run it for any testing or consult you may have. I do not have any fertility coverage so it is pretty pricey. We spent a little over $1000 for consult, testing, regroup. IVF is out treatment plan but again its completely out of pocket for us. They do offer a website where we can get a discount on the medications. I have yet to apply though since our treatment is on hold due to costs.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 26 - 29
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
He [Dr. Ryan Riggs] thoroughly explains everything and is not afraid to be innovative. He truly seems to care about each individual. We have been on the receiving end of our fair share of bad news and he has always helped us through...I appreciate that Dr. Riggs encourages single embryo transfers...Micro dose Lupron for DOR. Unsuccessful retrieval. We have moved on to donor gametes.
They have a beautiful clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] with state of the art technology and equipment! I love the set up with the lab and the OR where they do FETs. It is well organized and so cool to see your embryos the big TV screen! I also appreciate that they give you pictures of the embryo and the ultrasound picture at the moment of transfer..I appreciated the flat rate for self pay. I paid upfront for our IVF cycle and didn’t have any surprise bills pop up later.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs always tears my husband and I with respect. He thoroughly explains everything and is not afraid to be innovative. He truly seems to care about each individual. We have been on the receiving end of our fair share of bad news and he has always helped us through. He remains optimistic that we will be successful and his confidence is so comforting.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
You might have to wait to get it, but he is soooo worth it!
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs and his entire staff treat me like family. He answers all of my questions and addresses my concerns. I never feel like he is in a hurry to get through my appointments. He even told my mom that he would take care of me like I was his daughter when I was going back for surgery (and I actually believed him!)
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Micro dose Lupron for DOR. Unsuccessful retrieval. We have moved on to donor gametes.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
The nursing staff is so helpful and caring. They truly treat us like family!
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
They have a beautiful clinic with state of the art technology and equipment! I love the set up with the lab and the OR where they do FETs. It is well organized and so cool to see your embryos the big TV screen! I also appreciate that they give you pictures of the embryo and the ultrasound picture at the moment of transfer.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
I appreciated the flat rate for self pay. I paid upfront for our IVF cycle and didn’t have any surprise bills pop up later. This is so very important when you pay completely out of pocket.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
High order multiples scare me, I appreciate that Dr. Riggs encourages single embryo transfers. After our chemical pregnancy, I brought up transferrring 2 at once. He told me that he would transfer 2 because we had a failed transfer the first time, but he still encourages single transfers. I appreciate that he cares about my safety and my future baby’s safety.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 38 - 39
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Prefer not to answer
Income $200K - $499K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
I felt like a human with Dr. Riggs. We sat down together and went over all my test results and what everything meant and we put a protocol together right there...He set realistic expectations for me based on my age and egg quality, but was also confident and hopeful...based on my age and egg quality he recommended a more aggressive approach for me. I’m doing Menopur, Dexamethasone, Follistim, and Omnitrope.
[Blue Sky Fertility] nurses are all extremely friendly and very well organized...They quickly return emails and phone calls...The scheduling and communication has been very easy...With insurance, we paid about $8k out of pocket and that includes PGS testing and our deductible. We paid out of pocket for meds and that was about $7k. Total out of pocket so far $15k...only weakness I would say at this point is the length of time it can take to get a new patient appointment,
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Riggs. He set realistic expectations for me based on my age and egg quality, but was also confident and hopeful. He is a very positive person and is takes the time to explain everything. I’m still early in treatment, but I feel I’ve definitely made the right decision to start IVF with him.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Call ASAP! There is about a 6 month wait for new patient appointments. However, I explained my age and concerns with waiting and they got me in to meet with his PA only a few weeks later so I could get into the system as a current patient.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
One of the reasons I went to Dr. Riggs was because I felt like a number at my previous clinic. I felt like a human with Dr. Riggs. We sat down together and went over all my test results and what everything meant and we put a protocol together right there. I didn’t feel like I was getting a one size fits all approach. It felt very personalized.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
I’m just starting stims, so I’m still early in the process, but based on my age and egg quality he recommended a more aggressive approach for me. I’m doing Menopur, Dexamethasone, Follistim, and Omnitrope. He also started me on supplements immediately to help with egg quality and health. DHEA, Açaí, Ubiquinol, Vitamin D.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
The nurses are all extremely friendly and very well organized. I have complete confidence in them. They quickly return emails and phone calls and it never feels like they are trying to remember who I am. They are very clear with treatments and schedules and provide very clear calendars.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic feels warm and friendly and very up to date. The scheduling and communication has been very easy. The only weakness I would say at this point is the length of time it can take to get a new patient appointment, but honestly, I’d say it’s worth the wait!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
With insurance, we paid about $8k out of pocket and that includes PGS testing and our deductible. We paid out of pocket for meds and that was about $7k. Total out of pocket so far $15k.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Overland Park
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2020, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 28
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
1st of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
[Dr. Ryan Riggs] He thoroughly explained everything to my husband and I. We felt heard and understood...[he] welcomes all questions and wants you to understand every aspect of testing and treatment...[he] wanted to eliminate all potential causes of infertility so that he could guide us down the right path...[he]and his nurses prepared a thorough checklist with all of the testing we needed to get done and they broke down every single item on the list.
[nurses of Blue Sky Fertility] They answered every question promptly and explained all the details to us... staff is readily available to communicate or clarify any information... the billing side of this clinic walks you through every payment or cost so that there are never any surprises...[our] Insurance doesn’t cover fertility tests or treatment...staff also helped to calm our fears about Covid-19 interfering with our treatment plan
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He thoroughly explained everything to my husband and I. We felt heard and understood. Due to the fact that I’ve experienced recurring miscarriages, my anxiety about pregnancy has been something that I battle. Our doctor made us feel that he wanted us to have a baby as much as we did (which seems hard to compare). I feel that our doctor is genuine and confident which reassures the fears that we have.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
To always voice your concerns and ask lots of questions. Dr. Riggs welcome all questions and wants you to understand every aspect of testing and treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I felt like my doctor validated my worries and confidently guided us through our testing and treatment plan. I was in tears from relief after our first conversation!
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Dr. Riggs wanted to eliminate all potential causes of infertility so that he could guide us down the right path. Our doctor and his nurses prepared a thorough checklist with all of the testing we needed to get done and they broke down every single item on the list. They then helped us to get everything scheduled. I love how warm and welcoming all of the staff are. It makes us feel valued.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
Where do I begin? The ladies the helped us were amazing. They answered every question promptly and explained all the details to us. I didn’t feel like we were ever inconveniencing anyone. The nursing staff also helped to calm our fears about Covid-19 interfering with our treatment plan. I wouldn’t choose to go anywhere else.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The strengths would be the organization, promptness, and empathy that they have throughout your fertility journey. All of the staff is readily available to communicate or clarify any information. They also clearly broke down the billing side of our treatment which was incredibly helpful and reassuring.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
My husband and I are both teachers so we were very concerned that a fertility clinic wouldn’t be an option for us. Thankfully, the billing side of this clinic walks you through every payment or cost so that there are never any surprises.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019 - 2020, Unsuccessful
9
9
Age 39 - 40
5 IUI
Donor Sperm
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
Black or African-American
Nurse or HC Services
2nd of 2 Docs
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Unsuccessful
Dr. Riggs explains procedure, is blunt about options, and make us feel apart of the care plan...Dr. Riggs is very nice. He has good bedside manners. I was treated with respect and felt like I was apart of my care plan. I am apart of the LGBT community and never felt any bias from the clinic or doctor...We did two IUI cycles with Dr. Riggs. He prescribed letrozole with both cycles. Ovidrel to trigger then insemination...
The clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] is very clean and inviting...They are very good at getting you in and out in a timely manner...the waiting area is small and the walls are thin. Sometimes you can hear conversations between other patients and the health care team...They [nurses] are well organized and communicate well. It would be nice if they were a little personable and friendlier, but they do their job well...
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is the second fertility doctor we've seen. Our first was not accepting of LGBT,but still treated me as a patient. It was an experience I would NOT want anyone to have. Seeing Dr. Riggs has been a better and more pleasant experience. Though we haven't gotten pregnant yet, we still would reccomend him to others. Dr. Riggs explains procedure, is blunt about options, and make us feel apart of the care plan.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I feel that everyone has different expectations. If you're looking for a doctor to give it to you straight then Dr. Riggs can be that doctor. Or if you're looking for a gentle doctor to hold your hand, he can be that too. We really like him and glad we found a better doctor to treat us.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is very nice. He has good bedside manners. I was treated with respect and felt like I was apart of my care plan. I am apart of the LGBT community and never felt any bias from the clinic or doctor.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We did two IUI cycles with Dr. Riggs. He prescribed letrozole with both cycles. Ovidrel to trigger then insemination.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
The nurses are nice. I have nothing bad to say about them. They are well organized and communicate well. It would be nice if they were a little personable and friendlier, but they do their job well.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic is very clean and inviting. They schedule you accordingly and waiting a long time is not an option. They are very good at getting you in and out in a timely manner. The weakness is the waiting area is small and the walls are thin. Sometimes you can hear conversations between other patients and the health care team.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
I don't remember exact cost, however my insurance does not cover most of my care. My insurance does not cover any medications. Its expensive treatment which we have had to hold our care do to finances. At this clinic you have to pay up front, which is not always easy to do.
9
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Successful
10
10
Age 32 - 33
1 IVF
Endometriosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $100K - $199K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Due to my recurrent loss he [Dr. Ryan Riggs] recommended PGS testing and after everything, I ended up with 3 Day-6 PGS Normal Embryos. For the FET I started with 2 months of Lupron Depot due to my Endometriosis followed by daily lupron and other FET medicines...He was direct about the potential success for my condition (recurrent loss) which my husband and I appreciated due to the cost of IVF. He explained the potential success rate for my condition and he really seemed to want to do everything he could to make it successful for us. Overall he seemed to feel confident that he could help us and he was willing to try treatments that some doctors might not try such as Intralipids which I really liked. He also never made me feel rushed which I also appreciated. New Patient Advice
On baseline day my progesterone was too high so they [staff at Blue Sky Fertility] canceled that FET. We tried again and yet again my hormones weren't quite right on baseline day so it was canceled again. While disappointing I appreciated them wanting everything to be right before proceeding as we didn't want to waste any embryos. On FET attempt #3 they increased my dose of lupron and that did the trick. On lining check day my lining was right on the line at 7mm even with being on lots of estrogen (Estradiol by mouth, estradiol vaginally, + estrogen patches). They explained my risk of proceeding vs not and ultimately he said based on past scans he felt that may be the best they could get from me based on past scans so they recommended proceeding but it was ultimately up to me. I decided to proceed and I'm glad we did as I'm now 20 weeks pregnant and all is looking great!
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I really liked Dr Riggs approach. He was direct about the potential success for my condition (recurrent loss) which my husband and I appreciated due to the cost of IVF. He explained the potential success rate for my condition and he really seemed to want to do everything he could to make it successful for us. Overall he seemed to feel confident that he could help us and he was willing to try treatments that some doctors might not try such as Intralipids which I really liked. He also never made me feel rushed which I also appreciated.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He is booking up fast so I would recommend getting on his appointment book as soon as possible as it can take some time between the initial appt. and the start of treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr Riggs staff is very friendly and warm. I could tell after a couple of visits that they recognized me and Dr. Riggs would even ask me how my specific business was doing so I could tell he remembered me. They were also easy to get ahold of via Phone or Email and would always get back to me quickly which I really appreciated.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
For the egg retrieval he did the Antagonist Rome Protocol. I'd say I responded well as I ended up with 12 mature eggs, all 12 fertilized via ICSI and on day 6 I had 5 embryos. Due to my recurrent loss he recommended PGS testing and after everything, I ended up with 3 Day-6 PGS Normal Embryos. For the FET I started with 2 months of Lupron Depot due to my Endometriosis followed by daily lupron and other FET medicines. On baseline day my progesterone was too high so they canceled that FET. We tried again and yet again my hormones weren't quite right on baseline day so it was canceled again. While disappointing I appreciated them wanting everything to be right before proceeding as we didn't want to waste any embryos. On FET attempt #3 they increased my dose of lupron and that did the trick. On lining check day my lining was right on the line at 7mm even with being on lots of estrogen (Estradiol by mouth, estradiol vaginally, + estrogen patches). They explained my risk of proceeding vs not and ultimately he said based on past scans he felt that may be the best they could get from me based on past scans so they recommended proceeding but it was ultimately up to me. I decided to proceed and I'm glad we did as I'm now 20 weeks pregnant and all is looking great!
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer)
I absolutely LOVED working with Jennifer! She is so sweet and I could tell she really cares. While I loved working with everyone on their team Jennifer was my favorite. She was great about always calling with instructions to make sure I knew exactly what I needed to do. She was also always quick to answer emails/phone calls.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
They are really great to work with and I would highly recommend any of my friends/family to go to them. The biggest weakness would probably be the time it takes to get on the schedule and start treatment but that's also because of their great success rates and caring team so they are in demand.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
For 1 IVF Cycle it was approximately $22,000. That included Egg retrieval, ICSI, PGS, FET, and Medications.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
8
10
Age 31
3 IUI
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Professor
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
We are diagnosed unexplained infertility. We have done all testing (hystroscopy, bloodwork, semen analysis) at Dr. Riggs, followed by trying naturally and 3 IUIs. All failed. Currently planning for an IVF cycle...always know our background and ask us about our long drive to the clinic, etc...presents the data straight with us and has the background to discuss our treatment plans, answering all of our questions. We live 2 hours away from the clinic and he has offered to do follow up consults with us over the phone to fit our scheduling needs, which we greatly appreciate.
The nursing staff [at Blue Sky Fertility] is the absolute best. I have broken down crying in front of them so many times and they are always so compassionate, sitting with me and listening to me. They are always quick to respond to any question I may have, either via phone call or email. They have made this emotional experience bearable and always make me feel cared for...Clean, organized clinic. They have all the equipment needed at their Overland Park location, saving us a trip to KC. Always quick to respond to messages and I always get my questions answered by staff. No weaknesses.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs presents the data straight with us and has the background to discuss our treatment plans, answering all of our questions. We live 2 hours away from the clinic and he has offered to do follow up consults with us over the phone to fit our scheduling needs, which we greatly appreciate.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Make an appointment early. They book up fast and have a long wait list.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
The nurses made sure to treat my emotional experience with heartfelt concern alongside my medical treatments. Dr. Riggs and staff always know our background and ask us about our long drive to the clinic, etc.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We are diagnosed unexplained infertility. We have done all testing (hystroscopy, bloodwork, semen analysis) at Dr. Riggs, followed by trying naturally and 3 IUIs. All failed. Currently planning for an IVF cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Megan)
The nursing staff is the absolute best. I have broken down crying in front of them so many times and they are always so compassionate, sitting with me and listening to me. They are always quick to respond to any question I may have, either via phone call or email. They have made this emotional experience bearable and always make me feel cared for.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Clean, organized clinic. They have all the equipment needed at their Overland Park location, saving us a trip to KC. Always quick to respond to messages and I always get my questions answered by staff. No weaknesses.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
We have a high deductable insurance plan. The following were our costs: ultrasound $250, IUI $600, initial consultation $300, follow up consultation $175, and I can't recall the cost for the hysteroscopy.
8
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2019, Unknown Success
9
10
Age 25
IUI
Donor Sperm
Tubal Blockage
European
Income $0 - $49K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Riggs is very kind and compassionate. My husband and I are country people and he totally went out of his way to try and connect with my husband about farming. This is not something we have had other doctors try to do. He spoke to us both and addressed all of our concerns. He was willing to answer any question we had and made sure that we did not feel rushed. He had a great sense of humor!...So far I have only done the consultation and the blood work with Dr. Riggs. Everything was routine from what I had experienced before with another clinic.
The first cost you will have [at Blue Sky Fertility] is 350 for the consultation. The you will have around 400 for the blood work and tests done. After all of the test results come back that they wanted done you will be contacted to set up another appointment with Dr. Riggs to go over those results. That second appointment is 175. I did really like that at the beginning the clinic will give you a pricing sheet that has all of the costs broken down for you with their exact prices.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
My experience so far with Dr. Riggs has been a great one. He is very personable and understanding. He never made us feel dumb about our questions during the consultation. He made sure to explain who was in the room with us and why.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Go to him! He is thorough and takes his time with you.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is very kind and compassionate. My husband and I are country people and he totally went out of his way to try and connect with my husband about farming. This is not something we have had other doctors try to do. He spoke to us both and addressed all of our concerns. He was willing to answer any question we had and made sure that we did not feel rushed. He had a great sense of humor!
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
So far I have only done the consultation and the blood work with Dr. Riggs. Everything was routine from what I had experienced before with another clinic.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
The nursing staff is very kind and full of smiles. They respond to my emails very promptly and with as much information as they can give me. If the nurses cannot answer my question themselves they make sure to find someone who can before I get off of the phone or out of the office.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic could be a little more homey but I think they are doing the best they can with that space. They are very good at providing you with all of the information that you need. I did think that the location was a little hard to find but once inside if you are able to find and follow the signs you will be great!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
The first cost you will have is 350 for the consultation. The you will have around 400 for the blood work and tests done. After all of the test results come back that they wanted done you will be contacted to set up another appointment with Dr. Riggs to go over those results. That second appointment is 175. I did really like that at the beginning the clinic will give you a pricing sheet that has all of the costs broken down for you with their exact prices.
9
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
9
9
Age 33 - 35
7 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Unexplained
European
Income $100K - $199K
Business Executive
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Riggs has been a good doctor for me. He spends the time to explain and answer all your questions. He is a little salesy, but I never question whether he has my best interest in mind....Riggs does like to do a lot of consults (that you pay for), so those were almost too many for me, but usually something I didn't know came out of each meeting....Doctor does prefer and suggest to genetically test embryos, so he then prefers single embryo transfer.
Staff at BSF is great and probably even more of what keeps people coming back. They are always very positive and rooting for you....They have 2 offices which I don't like. It gets confusing which office to go to and the staff rotates, so not the same consistent people each visit. The positivity and helpfulness of all staff is their biggest strength.... Was $500 per iui, but cost has gone up slightly. Ultrasounds were running around $200.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Riggs has been a good doctor for me. He spends the time to explain and answer all your questions. He is a little salesy, but I never question whether he has my best interest in mind. I convinced him to do many more iuis than he had said he would and now I regret that we wasted time doing that. He is a great doctor and I recommend him to a lot of friends.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Book appointments early, they are booked for months.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Riggs and his office treat each patient like family. They spend the time needed with you and are available to quickly answer questions when they come up. Riggs does like to do a lot of consults (that you pay for), so those were almost too many for me, but usually something I didn't know came out of each meeting.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
Many iuis with clomid or letrozole and 1 iui with injectibles. 1 iui resulted in a chemical. Good AMH number, so I expected IVF would result in many embryos but I didn't respond well to protocol and was given option to cancel. Moved forward and have 1 frozen. Husband also has bad sperm, so we opted for ICSI and PICSI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jen & Bre)
Staff at BSF is great and probably even more of what keeps people coming back. They are always very positive and rooting for you.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
They have 2 offices which I don't like. It gets confusing which office to go to and the staff rotates, so not the same consistent people each visit. The positivity and helpfulness of all staff is their biggest strength.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
Was $500 per iui, but cost has gone up slightly. Ultrasounds were running around $200. IVF retrieval, transfer, genetic testing for up to 8, PICSI and ICSI is around $19000 without drugs.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Doctor does prefer and suggest to genetically test embryos, so he then prefers single embryo transfer.
9
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
9
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 35 - 36
1 IVF
Male Factor
Unexplained
South Asian
Income $100K - $199K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Our experience with Dr. Riggs has been wonderful - I wouldn't choose another RE in Kansas City for our fertility treatment. Our initial consult was over an hour long and he discussed all of our options with us (he had reviewed our blood work and semen analysis results before meeting).... For egg stimulation, Dr. Riggs used the Antagonist-Rome protocol with PGS testing for my IVF cycle. He chose this protocol based on my AMH level being 2.1 and to get as many eggs as possible.
My husband and I have always felt like a human throughout the entire process with Blue Sky Fertility - everyone you interact with is always welcoming and almost every single person there knows your name!... The wait time to get in an IVF cycle is long - but worth it!... One weakness would be the lack communication about IVF class date/options (found out about the date/time a week out).
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Our experience with Dr. Riggs has been wonderful - I wouldn't choose another RE in Kansas City for our fertility treatment. Our initial consult was over an hour long and he discussed all of our options with us (he had reviewed our blood work and semen analysis results before meeting). Dr. Riggs wants to get to know you and your family, so sometimes the conversations go off topic but every question we had was answered. We met with him again a couple months before starting stimulation medications for IVF and we met for 45 minutes. On day 9 of stims, he called and suggested to think about cancelling the cycle because my response was not what he had expected with the amh level I had (only had 5-6 follicles in range). I was an emotional mess after the call but we decided to carry on with the retrieval and ended up getting 7 eggs. Dr. Riggs was not pushy about his suggestion to cancel and told me we had a couple days to think about it. I asked him what he would recommend if it was his daughter and he said to go for the retrieval. I appreciated his honesty. Our first frozen embryo transfer failed and he met with us again for about 45 minutes. He was compassionate and explained he didn't know why it failed and went through all of the hormone levels, results etc. Of course we were upset but saw that he was too, which meant a lot to us. Every meeting we have had with him has been 30+ minutes and he is thorough and answers any questions you may have. He also remembers details about your life outside of fertility which is really nice. I have never felt rushed out of his office, which I appreciate especially because I always did research before meetings and had many questions to ask him. Strengths: *Takes time to answer every question you have and provides honest feedback *Providing current/knowledgeable options based on his expertise *Keeps up with latest fertility treatment options (ie intralipid infusion recommended before our next FET) *Educates but does not try to sell his opinion *Treats you like family when it comes to cost/options/health/next steps *Compassionate care/personable Weaknesses: *Sociable and goes off on tangents sometimes (this wasn't a weakness for me but I can see it being one for someone else)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs can come off as overwhelming but once you see that's his personality, you understand it's his passion for helping his patients succeed in their goals and he's really just excited/honored you chose him to be your doctor.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
My husband and I have always felt like a human throughout the entire process with Blue Sky Fertility - everyone you interact with is always welcoming and almost every single person there knows your name!
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
For egg stimulation, Dr. Riggs used the Antagonist-Rome protocol with PGS testing for my IVF cycle. He chose this protocol based on my AMH level being 2.1 and to get as many eggs as possible. For stims, I took vitamin D, Prenatal, birth control pills, Menopur, Dexamethasone, Cetrotide, Gonal-F, Pregnyl, Lupron, Doxycycline. My response rate was lower than expected based on the aggressive protocol and resulted in 7 eggs. 5 fertilized and 3 embryos made it to day 5 for PGS testing. 2 embryos passed PGS testing. For frozen embryo transfer preparation, I took low dose Aspirin, Progesterone in Oil, Estrace/Estradiol, Estrogen patches, Viagra Suppositories, Trental, Lupron, Medrol, and Novarel hCG. One PGS tested embryo was transferred and failed. Implantation occurred with low beta.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Bre)
Bre is organized, prompt and caring! Also, there were no dumb questions, which I really appreciated. There was an occasion where I didn't want to do an IM injection at home and she did it in the office for me. Bre was empathetic during the tough moments and always cheered us on!
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The wait time to get in an IVF cycle is long - but worth it! Every single person at the clinic is professional and provides compassionate care throughout the entire process. One weakness would be the lack communication about IVF class date/options (found out about the date/time a week out).
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
Estimated $20,000 with medications for one IVF cycle.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Dr. Riggs prefers eSET but was open to doing a multiple embryo transfer if that is what we wanted to do. He did educate us on the trade offs of both options.
What specific things went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility.
There were a few occasions where I didn't get a prescription called in and I had to follow up but it was resolved quickly after follow up.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
Other
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
My experience as a patient of Dr. Riggs’ has been wonderful. He takes the time to go over your options and to hear your story. During our first visit, he took the time to listen to us and hear about the identical twins we lost and our 5+ years of struggle. I never felt rushed during our appointments and always felt like he truly cared about us.... I appreciate Dr. Riggs and his honesty regarding a single embryo transfer vs a multiple embryo transfer. He is a responsible doctor who wants the best outcomes for his patients.
The nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility is made up of compassionate and hard working individuals. You can tell everyone there loves their job, the office and the patients they see throughout the day. They provide excellent care and communication.... The offices are beautiful and very well maintained, making the patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
My experience as a patient of Dr. Riggs’ has been wonderful. He takes the time to go over your options and to hear your story. During our first visit, he took the time to listen to us and hear about the identical twins we lost and our 5+ years of struggle. I never felt rushed during our appointments and always felt like he truly cared about us. Dr. Riggs consistenly welcomes all of my questions and always makes me feel comfortable with what the next steps are before I left his office. He is simply the best!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
The best advise I would give to someone who is considering using Dr. Riggs and his expertise, would be to do it! Even though we do not have our miracle baby yet, I have the utmost confidence in him and his staff to help us get our miracle baby. If you want to feel welcomed and like family, Blue Sky is the place. If you want to feel important and cared about during every step of the process, Dr. Riggs is the person to make that happen.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is the most caring physician I have ever worked with, for infertility and otherwise. You can tell he really cares about his patients and their hopes/dreams of having a family.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
The drugs we have used for our embryo transfer are as follows: Progesterone in Oil Estrodiol 0.1 mg patches Estrodiol 2mg orally Pentoxifylline 400mg Estrodiol 1mg vaginally Methylprednisolone 16mg Leuprolide Acetate Injections Pregnyl injections Sildenafil Citrate Depot Lupron
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jen )
The nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility is made up of compassionate and hard working individuals. You can tell everyone there loves their job, the office and the patients they see throughout the day. They provide excellent care and communication.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The biggest strength of Blue Sky Fertility is the care they provide. My husband and I feel so lucky to have found them during this very difficult time. The offices are beautiful and very well maintained, making the patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their visits.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
I appreciate Dr. Riggs and his honesty regarding a single embryo transfer vs a multiple embryo transfer. He is a responsible doctor who wants the best outcomes for his patients.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 33 - 34
4 IUI
1 IVF
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
Other
European
Income $50K - $99K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
After the 4th IUI failed we took some time before we moved on to IVF. In the labs prior to IVF my husband had another semen analysis which told us he has an abnormal sperm morphology. Dr. Riggs always suggests using ICSI for fertilization so they said we could still move forward with IVF. My labs had not changed from the previous year. We went through one egg retrieval where we got 5 eggs. 4 were mature, 2 fertilized and we got 1 blast to freeze but unfortunately it was PGS abnormal.
All of the staff at Blue Sky are amazing. The nurses, NPs, embryologist, billing, front desk. SO HELPFUL! They all work so well together to help make this the easiest process. They are there to answer any questions and if the person you ask does not know they help you find the right person to ask and follow up to make sure your question was answered. They are so compassionate and remember so much about you as an individual. They truly are routing for your success. I am in contact with each department through email and feel as though I can go to them for any concerns at any time. I can’t say enough about how amazing they are and how well they work together!!
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
My husband and I love Dr. Riggs. He is very open to hearing patient suggestions and will let you know why your suggestion works or why it doesn’t. He takes the time to sit with you and answer each question and is available at any time if you think of something new that didn’t come up in your meeting. He is always very positive but also realistic. He works really well with his staff and is great about collaborating care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He loves talking! So sometimes he can go on little tangents and get off subject. But this is one of the things we like about him because through this we’ve been able to spend more time talking and building a relationship with him.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs always takes the time to explain everything so that we understand it. He continually reminds us that he’s on our side and that the goal for everyone is a healthy baby in the end, however that may happen. He also helps us to focus on the current situation but still answers all of my “what if” questions. He takes the time to learn about our lives and asks us how things are outside of our treatments.The staff at Blue Sky definitely treats you like family and remembers you by first name. They always have a smile on their face and genuinely care about you.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
My husbands original semen analysis was normal and my labs for DOR were not too far from normal so we started with IUI. We did 3 cycles with letrozole that failed. Dr. Riggs decided he would like a hysteroscope in case the hysterosalpingogram missed something. We found some uterine polyps. I had a surgery to have them removed so we decided to try a 4th IUI with letrozole. We did not do any injectable IUI cycles as we wanted to save that money for IVF. After the 4th IUI failed we took some time before we moved on to IVF. In the labs prior to IVF my husband had another semen analysis which told us he has an abnormal sperm morphology. Dr. Riggs always suggests using ICSI for fertilization so they said we could still move forward with IVF. My labs had not changed from the previous year. We went through one egg retrieval where we got 5 eggs. 4 were mature, 2 fertilized and we got 1 blast to freeze but unfortunately it was PGS abnormal. We are trying for a second egg retrieval soon with a different protocol.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina )
All of the staff at Blue Sky are amazing. The nurses, NPs, embryologist, billing, front desk. SO HELPFUL! They all work so well together to help make this the easiest process. They are there to answer any questions and if the person you ask does not know they help you find the right person to ask and follow up to make sure your question was answered. They are so compassionate and remember so much about you as an individual. They truly are routing for your success. I am in contact with each department through email and feel as though I can go to them for any concerns at any time. I can’t say enough about how amazing they are and how well they work together!!
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Strengths: They all communicate so well and work so well together. They are compassionate and truly care about you as an individual. They are some of the smartest people I know. They listen to your questions and concerns and make sure you walk out of there feeling good about your journey. When our last IUI failed they sent us a sympathy card in the mail and at my visit they all gave me a hug. They are family. Weaknesses: I can’t think of any! Maybe that the initial appointment takes a while. This is because they don’t take on more than they can handle. They want to be able to treat their patients like family and they can only do this by taking so many patients at a time. Anything else: It is so worth the wait to get treatment at Blue Sky.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
IUI with oral medications less than $3,000 IVF + meds approx $21000 (This includes embryo freezing, genetic testing, ICSI)
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
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10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2017 - 2019, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 25 - 27
1 Fertility Medications
PCOS
South Asian
Income $50K - $99K
Investment Banker
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
met dr riggs at the end of 2017. He had a set plan, explained everything we would do and how. He was aware of my previous visit with a different ivf specialist. Me and my husband decided to take a break for 2018 and i went back to Dr. Riggs beginning of 2019. He remembered me as a patient and followed up since it had been a long time. He made sure we were on the same page and got the process moving.
The clinic [Blue Sky] is a very nice place. The staff is amazing. It does take time for staff to get to the patient at the scheduled appointment time. Make sure all payments and paperwork is organized. Staff is very helpful with explaining charges and providing paperwork when requested. ... The entire staff is very caring and informative. I got blood work done and didnt feel food after. Everyone very sweetly asked if i needed apple juice or crackers because i felt week. They kept checking in and it felt nice.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I met dr riggs at the end of 2017. He had a set plan, explained everything we would do and how. He was aware of my previous visit with a different ivf specialist. Me and my husband decided to take a break for 2018 and i went back to Dr. Riggs beginning of 2019. He remembered me as a patient and followed up since it had been a long time. He made sure we were on the same page and got the process moving.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Ask him all your questions because he will have the answers
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr riggs ensured me that he will help me as a woman wanting to become a mother. I have seen reviews about dr riggs and he has made many peoples dreams come true about becoming a parent
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
I am just starting to get the ivf process started with dr riggs. He told me to make sure i take my prenatal vitamins. I went back for blood work and an ultrasound. I Am on provera have to get an HCG scheduled once cycle starts. Results from blood work say my vitamin d is low so he said to take some vitamin d. Am on medication for thyroids. Once genetic testing comes in dr . Riggs plans to regroup and go over results in more depth
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Jennifer riggs)
The entire staff is very caring and informative. I got blood work done and didnt feel food after. Everyone very sweetly asked if i needed apple juice or crackers because i felt week. They kept checking in and it felt nice.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic is a very nice place. The staff is amazing. It does take time for staff to get to the patient at the scheduled appointment time. Make sure all payments and paperwork is organized. Staff is very helpful with explaining charges and providing paperwork when requested.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
Office visits. Sperm analysis. Medication.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
He is down for either.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 27 - 28
1 IVF
1 Egg Freezing
1 Embryo Freezing
Uterine Fibroids
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Too early to know
Dr. Riggs does a fantastic job of making you feel like you are as important to him as family. You get individualized treatment and attention from him at every visit. He is warm and friendly, and will give you his honest opinions and expectations for your cycle...Dr. Riggs is always ready and willing to break things down as they can be confusing at times during this process...Overall I was Impressed by his treatment plans and precautions to make sure I was under the best care.
Although we have not achieved pregnancy yet, we are confident that our doctor and his clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] are just as determined as we are to make pregnancy happen soon...Each member of the nursing staff took care to know me as an individual at their clinic. I never felt like I couldn’t call them with questions or concerns. They were very easy to get ahold of, and were prompt with their responses.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs does a fantastic job of making you feel like you are as important to him as family. You get individualized treatment and attention from him at every visit. He is warm and friendly, and will give you his honest opinions and expectations for your cycle.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Ask questions if you don’t understand a number, statistic, procedure, or outcome. Dr. Riggs is always ready and willing to break things down as they can be confusing at times during this process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
The individualized attention from Dr. Riggs and his staff go above and beyond our expectations as patients. Although we have not achieved pregnancy yet, we are confident that our doctor and his clinic are just as determined as we are to make pregnancy happen soon.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We decided to do a uterine polypectomy surgery after our egg retrieval to make sure we gave my uterus very little time to regrow any polyps between retrieval and embryo transfer. Dr. Riggs was also concerned that I was at high risk for OHSS, so he made sure to start me out with the lowest amounts of follicle stimulating drugs during retrieval prep. We also did a mock embryo transfer so that the real embryo transfer would be easy and smooth. Overall I was Impressed by his treatment plans and precautions to make sure I was under the best care.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
Each member of the nursing staff took care to know me as an individual at their clinic. I never felt like I couldn’t call them with questions or concerns. They were very easy to get ahold of, and were prompt with their responses.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
This clinic has blown me away with their patient care for us during this stressful time in our lives. They are kind, and leave me feeling happy and confident that we have come up with a successful plan together to help us make and bring a baby into this world.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
For one round of IVF including an egg retrieval, uterine polypectomy, genetic testing, embryo culturing and storing, and one frozen embryo transfer we estimate our cost at somewhere around $20,000.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2018, Successful
10
10
Age 35
2 IUI
1 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $200K - $499K
Accountant
2nd of 2 Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
At our initial consultation, Dr. Riggs sat with us and went through our history for almost an hour...Dr. Riggs answered more questions for me than my previous clinic did in all my time with them. I also felt like Dr. Riggs wanted to try a more personalized approach versus just applying a standard protocol to my situation... he has been incredibly personable and kind. I don't need or want a doctor to sugarcoat the truth for me, but I do want to be heard, and I do want things explained to me, and I feel like both of those needs have been met
I was happy to hear that Dr. Riggs [at Blue Sky Fertility] wanted to put me on some antioxidants and other supplements prior to another cycle. I was frustrated with my previous clinic that they didn't suggest taking anything - especially things that may help and couldn't hurt...So far, the nursing staff has been great. I had a hysteroscopy, which I was terrified for, and both Dr. Riggs and the nurse were completing understanding and patient with me. The rest of the nursing staff has been great as well.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
We have not been through an IVF cycle with Dr. Riggs yet, but even through our preliminary appointments and some follow up testing, he has been incredibly personable and kind. I don't need or want a doctor to sugarcoat the truth for me, but I do want to be heard, and I do want things explained to me, and I feel like both of those needs have been met at Blue Sky.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Go now! Because Dr. Riggs is developing a good reputation in KC, his schedule fills up fast, at least for IVF cycles. He cycles his IVF, so you can't just start at any time. When we started seeing him in January of 2018, he already had a waitlist for his July IVF cycle.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
At our initial consultation, Dr. Riggs sat with us and went through our history for almost an hour. My previous RE would never have spent that much time with us, and if she did, we would have felt like a huge inconvenience. Dr. Riggs answered more questions for me than my previous clinic did in all my time with them. I also felt like Dr. Riggs wanted to try a more personalized approach versus just applying a standard protocol to my situation.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We are still in the early stages of planning for our next IVF cycle, and protocol is going to be discussed in more detail next week. However, after a failed IVF cycle at another clinic, I purchased the book "It Starts with the Egg." I understand that some of the book's suggestions may not be completed proven, but I was happy to hear that Dr. Riggs wanted to put me on some antioxidants and other supplements prior to another cycle. I was frustrated with my previous clinic that they didn't suggest taking anything - especially things that may help and couldn't hurt.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff at Blue Sky Fertility.
So far, the nursing staff has been great. I had a hysteroscopy, which I was terrified for, and both Dr. Riggs and the nurse were completing understanding and patient with me. The rest of the nursing staff has been great as well.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
I think that Blue Sky has a lot of strengths. The way they treat their patients and their overall philosophy and approach. I also think they have very high success rates. The only weaknesses I've noticed are the long wait times to get into an IVF cycle and the fact that they are a new clinic and may have some kinks to work out - nothing that would stop me from going there or recommending to someone else.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
We haven't paid for our IVF cycle yet, but from the information we have been provided, the cost seems comparable to our previous clinic. We did make a $500 deposit to get an IVF slot reserved.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
LGBTQ
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Unknown Success
10
10
Age 30 - 31
IUI
IVF
Donor Eggs
Donor Sperm
Latinx
Income $50K - $99K
Only Doc Seen
LGBTQ
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Success w/ Doc Not sure
Dr. Riggs treated my wife and I as individuals and was not accepting of our same-sex marriage. He helped us find a lawyer for legal advise for our situation. He took the time to meet with us and it didn’t feel as though he had to look through our medical chart to remember us. He is very personable and I would recommend him and his office to everyone.
Overall, it was wonderful working with Blue Sky and I am so happy we found them. They made us feel warm and welcome from the very beginning. The only weakness I found was the attitude of one staff member, the front desk clerk. She plays an important role in the clinic and can definitely push people away from using this clinic. I was disappointed, but the help, professionalism, compassion from all the other staff made up for it.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs treated my wife and I as individuals and was not accepting of our same-sex marriage. He helped us find a lawyer for legal advise for our situation. He took the time to meet with us and it didn’t feel as though he had to look through our medical chart to remember us. He is very personable and I would recommend him and his office to everyone.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Don’t feel afraid to ask all of your questions. Dr. Riggs is knowledgeable and wants to ensure you know exactly what is happening throughout the IVF process.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is compassionate and very knowledgeable. He explained the process very well. I did feel at times like we were rushed around and had many “pre” appointments. We live an hour away so it would have been nice to have the opportunity to combine appointments. Overall, I felt valued.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
We are starting the stimulation phase in a couple of weeks and Dr. Riggs has wrote out a plan for our IVF meds. We have not started this yet.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina )
The nursing staff is so easy to work with. We had so many questions and the nursing staff never hesitated to ask or call around and help us through the process. They took time to ease our worries and concerns. The staff was definitely the best part of the experience.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Overall, it was wonderful working with Blue Sky and I am so happy we found them. They made us feel warm and welcome from the very beginning. The only weakness I found was the attitude of one staff member, the front desk clerk. She plays an important role in the clinic and can definitely push people away from using this clinic. I was disappointed, but the help, professionalism, compassion from all the other staff made up for it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
The cost is estimated at $17K to include medications. The staff informed us of different programs to aid in the cost such as Baby Quest grants, medication discount programs and veterans program discounts.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Dr. Riggs explained the embryo transfer process to us and we felt comfortable and at ease knowing the level of detail him and the embryologist go into to ensure the best possible embryo outcome for the patient.
10
Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
Verified

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2017 - 2018, Successful
10
10
Age 26 - 27
1 IVF
Male Factor
PCOS
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Riggs is good at communicating with my husband and I and making sure we understand everything. He is compassionate and understands that infertility is a very tough situation that he is dealing with and he is a gently but straightforward communicator.... Dr. Riggs, so far through the process, has understood different concerns my husband and I have and is good about talking us through every step of the process.
The clinic [Blue Sky Fertility] is easy to call and get ahold of someone to talk to. It is easy to get to. First time patients will have about a two month wait, but then everything else can move pretty quickly once you get in.... Christina is absolutely amazing. She emails back within thirty minutes, she takes my call every time I call, she celebrates successes with me, she is compassionate and empathetic with upsets. She has been a rock through this whole process.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Dr. Riggs is good at communicating with my husband and I and making sure we understand everything. He is compassionate and understands that infertility is a very tough situation that he is dealing with and he is a gently but straightforward communicator. Our main infertility issue is male factor so Dr Riggs suggested having us look into donor sperm. We tried, but it was something we decided we couldn't do. Dr. Riggs did not try to push it on us. He explained that if My husband's sample does not have enough on egg retrieval day, then they will just freeze my eggs until we have enough. It was nice that he found a solution for that.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
This advice would go to anyone that is seeing a fertility specialist, you have to trust your doctor. If you go into it and you're skeptical, you don't feel like they have your best interest in mind, or you feel like they aren't good at what they're doing then you're not going to have a successful experience. You have to trust who you're working with and believe that they want the same end result as you do.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
When I walk into the office everyone in there knows me by name and knows me very well. I can email or call and get answers right away. Dr. Riggs, so far through the process, has understood different concerns my husband and I have and is good about talking us through every step of the process.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
I am currently on an antagonist protocol. I am on stims two times a day for ten days. I will have 5 appointments to monitor my egg growth and my egg retrieval will be on day 12, 13, or 14. Dr. Riggs does PGS testing on the embryos, so I will have them genetically tested and frozen. My transfer will be in two months.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
Christina is absolutely amazing. She emails back within thirty minutes, she takes my call every time I call, she celebrates successes with me, she is compassionate and empathetic with upsets. She has been a rock through this whole process.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
The clinic is easy to call and get ahold of someone to talk to. It is easy to get to. First time patients will have about a two month wait, but then everything else can move pretty quickly once you get in.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Blue Sky Fertility.
I had my appointments in the morning and I was seen right away.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
My insurance does not cover anything so I have paid everything out of pocket. Our IVF cycle is $15,540. That does not include the cost of the appointments, because those are also not covered under insurance.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
Dr. Riggs will not transfer more than two embryos. With PGS testing there is a greater chance of transfering in multiple embryos that would stick. He does not want to create a pregnancy that could result in birth complications if there are multiple babies. He has expressed that he not only wants to get us pregnant, ut he wants us to give birth to a healthy baby as well.
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Ryan Riggs
Humanity
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Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
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Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
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This patient has provided documentation of treatment at this clinic.

2017 - 2018, Unsuccessful
8
8
Age 30 - 31
1 IUI
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Male Factor
Poor Egg Quality
Other
Income $100K - $199K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Neutral
Neutral
Unsuccessful
He [Dr Ryan Riggs] is very kind. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. I do wish I had a more direct communication relationship with him. I prefer to know the bad and good and all the details in between, it puts my mind at ease the more I know. I feel that is opposite for a lot of patients and haven’t quite found the right communication that I am looking for.
My only complaint [about Blue Sky Fertility] is some breakdown in communication. Was under the impression that after we cancelled our retrieval, we would start right away at start of my cycle. I moved up my appointment in hopes of starting soon, but was still told to “wait to hear from nurse” which was 5 days because she was gone and no one covers her email?
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He is very kind. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. I do wish I had a more direct communication relationship with him. I prefer to know the bad and good and all the details in between, it puts my mind at ease the more I know. I feel that is opposite for a lot of patients and haven’t quite found the right communication that I am looking for.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
Go in with direct questions and make sure you understand answers prior to leaving.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He personalizes care and refers not only to his past experience with patients but also with what research has to show
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
He uses a spreadsheet to keep track of all lab tests, lab results, last testing and will create or adjust treatment based on this spreadsheet. It is very helpful to see and reassuring in moving forward with care.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina )
Overall, everyone has been very genuine, kind and compassionate to me and my husband.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Very nice clinic, well kept, in a quiet area. Would recommend “back up” for staff when they are gone to cover. That has been my only complaint thus far is a breakdown in communication. Also, have received a few different answers so need further clarification but overall great place.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
Estimated costs for everything were about $11-16,000 without medications
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
He has recommended single embryo transfer. Although we have not been able to get to the transfer portion of this process yet, it is my understanding that he is willing to do more than one, although not more than two at one time based on research and recommendations.
What specific things went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Blue Sky Fertility.
My only complaint is some breakdown in communication. Was under the impression that after we cancelled our retrieval, we would start right away at start of my cycle. I moved up my appointment in hopes of starting soon, but was still told to “wait to hear from nurse” which was 5 days because she was gone and no one covers her email?
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
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8
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
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2017 - 2018, Successful
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10
Age 34 - 35
Donor Sperm
Anovulation
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Poor Egg Quality
European
Income $0 - $49K
Nurse or HC Services
Only Doc Seen
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Riggs is blunt, lays out the facts, but does so in a compassionate manner. He is funny and adds humor, but knows when to be serious and loving. I truly feel he cares about each one of his patients and their unique journeys.... Although the first cycle was a bust, it wasn't at the fault of Dr. Riggs. We also sat down and talked about my goals and desire to try another cycle. Through this, I learned how ethical of a man and physician he is.
I can't say enough about the staff at Blue Sky Fertility. From the first appointment, they became family. They love and accept me for my sometimes foul mouth all the way to my obnoxious behavior and all the way to my tears and anxiety attacks. They are all professional, courteous, and compassionate. Christina is an excellent communicator, she's organized and timely. I NEVER had to wait for information. She never made me feel dumb or an inconvenience when I had questions or needed extra explanations.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
I started with Dr. Riggs May 1st, 2017. I am recently divorced and journeying through the IVF experience alone. He has been absolutely nothing less than encouraging and supportive, but also helpful in keeping my goals realistic. I went through a workup to figure out why I was unable to conceive on my own. Although I struggled with the findings, I was still hopeful and encouraged for what I would be able to accomplish with Dr. Riggs and his team. I started my first cycle on 12/21/17 through 2/27/18. Giving myself 5 shots a day, alone, even as a nurse was extremely intimidating! The staff was available for 24 hours a day to answer questions. If I had them, they never made me feel ignorant or an inconvenience! Several ultrasounds in, and based on lab results, it appeared that my body wasn't responding to the meds. Dr. Riggs remained honest throughout the entire time. As a nurse, I appreciate the honesty given in a compassionate manner. I think healthcare professionals often times are either one or the other. Although the first cycle was a bust, it wasn't at the fault of Dr. Riggs. We also sat down and talked about my goals and desire to try another cycle. Through this, I learned how ethical of a man and physician he is. He very easily could have encouraged me to go through several cycles. However, we decided on one more before discussing other options or walking away altogether. Being ethical is something that women and couples need to consider when looking for a physician in this field. It can be a money driven business. I trust Dr. Riggs with my body, my emotional well-being, and my wallet. My next cycle will start May 25th, 2018.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
He's the best in KC!! He's more than a doctor, he's family.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility?
First off, walking in the receptionist and all of the staff recognize me by name. This alone makes me feel like more than a number. Dr. Riggs is blunt, lays out the facts, but does so in a compassionate manner. He is funny and adds humor, but knows when to be serious and loving. I truly feel he cares about each one of his patients and their unique journeys.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles at Blue Sky Fertility and their degree of success.
I was on a protag protocol (from what I'm told). I had Lupron SQ twice daily. I had Gonal F at bedtime. In the AM I also had Omnitrope and Menopur SQ. Plus an oral Dexamethasone. The US before the tentative retrieval, I only had 3 follicles in the right ovary and none in the left. Therefore my cycle was cancelled.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Blue Sky Fertility. (Assigned nurse: Christina)
I can't say enough about the staff at Blue Sky Fertility. From the first appointment, they became family. They love and accept me for my sometimes foul mouth all the way to my obnoxious behavior and all the way to my tears and anxiety attacks. They are all professional, courteous, and compassionate. Christina is an excellent communicator, she's organized and timely. I NEVER had to wait for information. She never made me feel dumb or an inconvenience when I had questions or needed extra explanations.
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Blue Sky is a highly functioning, successful clinic. They are organized, efficient, transparent. Going in, you are aware of who each individual is and what their role will be in your treatment. The staff at Blue Sky Fertility MAKES you a part of their family.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs at Blue Sky Fertility.
My costs were fair. I encourage anyone to research cost and comparables and to find a physician whom is transparent regarding everything, especially financials.
Describe Ryan Riggs's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Blue Sky Fertility.
I didn't get that far into my journey, this round. I can tell you as a single, heterosexual female I would NOT have chosen multiple embryo transfer.
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Humanity
Communication
Frequency Seen
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside
Operations
Scheduling
Billing Department
Nursing Staff
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources