Blue Sky Fertility

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling: OfferedNutrition counseling is not offered: Not OfferedAdministration of shots: OfferedCoordinating at-home nursing is not offered: Not OfferedSelling medication is not offered: Not OfferedProviding backup medication: Offered
Brookside Location
6675 Holmes Road, Suite 680
Kansas City, MO 64131
816-301-5506
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Blue Sky Fertility to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 4Neutral: 19.6
5 assessments
  • 80% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 20% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
Poorly operated
Operated well
Scheduling
Difficult scheduling
Easy scheduling
Billing Department
Incompetent billing dept.
Competent billing dept.
Nursing Team
Poor nursing team
Excellent nursing team
Attention to Detail
Low attention to detail
High attention to detail
2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
10%
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<35
35-37
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41-42
43-44
This Clinic
National Average
Annual Cycles for this Clinic
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Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
8.7
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
5 assessments
10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
I mainly have seen Jennifer [a nurse at Blue Sky Fertility], and she is SO compassionate and kind. She’s very reassuring and listens to my concerns. Every time she calls to give me results, she stays on the phone as long as I need to. They’re also really good about calling back, or sometimes when I call the clinic, they just send my call through to them if they’re not busy! ... The nurses and the staff are all so sympathetic and kind and willing to talk about all of my questions as long as I need to.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Professor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Strengths- personal approach, staff is AMAZING- Misha and Maddy are so kind and patient with all the crazy frantic scheduling calls I make. Puts me at ease. Weakness- location difficult to get to (but they are opening a second, closer to highway location soon!) and can be difficult to get an appointment with.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Riggs took the time to explain every detail to us, and was also extremely careful with details with my case. In addition to Dr. Riggs, the nurses and the staff are all so sympathetic and kind and willing to talk about all of my questions as long as I need to.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I mainly have seen Jennifer, and she is SO compassionate and kind. She’s very reassuring and listens to my concerns. Every time she calls to give me results, she stays on the phone as long as I need to. They’re also really good about calling back, or sometimes when I call the clinic, they just send my call through to them if they’re not busy! Can’t think of any negatives, I literally just want to be friends with all of them.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs?
Dr. Riggs has been very careful and thorough with my case. In our first meeting, he said he doesn’t think there really is “unexplained infertility,” but there are answers that need to be found. He found a small hydrosalphinx in an HSG that had been missed earlier by another lab. While it means more difficult treatment, I’m glad he found it.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs?
See him as soon as possible. While others may have discussed my case because I am young and healthy, he took me seriously and found the issues.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles and their degree of success.
Originally recommended medicated IUI with Femara and a trigger shot, monitored with ultrasound. However, after finding my tubal problems, he’s changed his recommendation to IVF which we have not yet started.
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside Location
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
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.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Latino
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
IUI, IVF, Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
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.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
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 your experience with your nurse.
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.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs?
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 one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs?
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.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles 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 the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs.
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.
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside Location
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
The nurses at Blue Sky are amazing! They always know me by name and remember my unique situation...They have always been able to get me an appointment when I needed one. The clinic is small, which I like. The location is not the best but worth the drive for the care you receive. They don't do HSG in the office....When I left a voicemail for them I always got a response within 2 hours. When I would email I would get a response within 2 hours. They had so much patience with me and always reassured me. They made me feel important.
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Age
31
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Accountant
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Uterine Fibroids
10
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
They have always been able to get me an appointment when I needed one. The clinic is small, which I like. The location is not the best but worth the drive for the care you receive. They don't do HSG in the office.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The nurses at Blue Sky are amazing! They always know me by name and remember my unique situation.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I cannot say enough good things about the nurses at Blue Sky. They are so compassionate and really want to do everything they can for you. They always asked about our lives and took a real interest in us personally. When I left a voicemail for them I always got a response within 2 hours. When I would email I would get a response within 2 hours. They had so much patience with me and always reassured me. They made me feel important.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs?
Dr Riggs is extremely smart and has a lot of experience. My husband loves him but I feel I need more compassion. He sees these 'issues' every day so they seem like no big deal to him but when I was first going through this process every 'set back' was a broken heart for me and he said everything so casually. Dr Riggs is great at explaining ultrasounds and what he is looking for. I felt like when I would ask questions they wouldn't be answered, he would just talk around my question. I am happy to be a patient of his and would recommend him.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs.
Our insurance did not cover anything so these are cash prices: IUI - Sperm Isolation $250 plus Insemination $250 Baseline Ultrasound $270 Follicle Check Ultrasound $300 Hysteroscopy $850
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside Location
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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8
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
8
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?
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Poor Egg Quality
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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.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
He personalizes care and refers not only to his past experience with patients but also with what research has to show
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Overall, everyone has been very genuine, kind and compassionate to me and my husband.
What specific things went wrong at this clinic?
  • Failed to call with results
  • Provided conflicting information
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs?
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 one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs?
Go in with direct questions and make sure you understand answers prior to leaving.
Describe the protocols Ryan Riggs used in your cycles 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 the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs.
Estimated costs for everything were about $11-16,000 without medications
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside Location
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
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She [nurse at Blue Sky Fertility] is amazing. I can email her anytime and have a response within minutes. She is always there when I need her. She held me when I cried and made me feel so much better...$10,000 Dr Riggs $5000 Hospital $500 Anesthesia $1000 tests and consultation $5000 medicine for egg retrieval...Scheduling is so easy, staff is welcoming. Communication is great.
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Age
Treated
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IVF
Diagnosis
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, PCOS, Poor Egg Quality, Tubal Blockage
10
Describe your experience with Blue Sky Fertility.
Scheduling is so easy, staff is welcoming. Communication is great.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The whole staff made me feel like family. I have never experienced such amazing care at such a difficult time.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
She is amazing. I can email her anytime and have a response within minutes. She is always there when I need her. She held me when I cried and made me feel so much better.
How was your experience with Ryan Riggs?
Dr. Riggs was extremely thorough and made me feel so at ease. He went over every procedure with me and my husband. He also let me make every single decision...with his medical advice of course. His compassion made such a impact on me during such a difficult time. He truly is one of a kind!
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ryan Riggs?
The process is not easy, but Dr Riggs and his staff make it so much easier.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ryan Riggs.
$10,000 Dr Riggs $5000 Hospital $500 Anesthesia $1000 tests and consultation $5000 medicine for egg retrieval
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Doctor
Ryan Riggs
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Blue Sky Fertility
Brookside Location
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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