New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC

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Genetic counseling: OfferedAcupuncture is not offered: Not OfferedMental health counseling is not offered: Not 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
Gulf Breeze
1118 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850) 857-3733
Panama City
2101 Northside Drive
Panama City, FL 32405
850-747-1600
Pensacola
4400 Bayou Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503
850-857-3733
Tallahassee
2344 Centerville Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-325-6672
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On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 49.8
4 assessments
  • 100% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 0% Don't recommend (0-6)
Operations
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2013 CDC Success Rates
Live births per fresh IVF cycle by age range
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This Clinic
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Annual Cycles for this Clinic
214
Annual Cycles National Avg.
344
9.3
Average Doctor Score
1 doctor
4 assessments
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Our first IVF round [at New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology] which included ICSI, a frozen semen sample and freezing for left over embryos (might be forgetting something) was $10,500. IVF #2 was discounted a bit, we added a procedure (TESA for sperm extraction) which all came out around the same cost at the first time. Frozen Embryo Transfer is $2700.00 plus cost of meds...New Leaders in fertility are extremely organized, experienced and caring. It does take a while to see Dr. Ripps, which can feel like forever when you are in the beginning of such a crazy journey, but I understand since they have branches throughout the Florida panhandle.
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Age
33
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European, Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
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Describe your experience with New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC.
New Leaders in fertility are extremely organized, experienced and caring. It does take a while to see Dr. Ripps, which can feel like forever when you are in the beginning of such a crazy journey, but I understand since they have branches throughout the Florida panhandle. But the nurses and staff are also highly knowledgeable. I wish I could back up my evaluation with a success story but we haven't gotten there yet. IVF is a gamble. Our first failed cycle wasn't for lack of care from New Life, it's just the way it goes. Looking forward to transferring one of our embryos from cycle 2 soon!
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr Ripps, the nurses and staff at New Life (Tallahassee is my main branch) are kind, warm and encouraging. Head nurse Linda Fricke is extremely thorough and honest, ready to answer all and any question she can. They all know me when I call the office. They do a great job of making you feel like their main priority.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
The nursing staff is wonderful. Each person is warm and caring and very knowledgeable! My first cycle was very overwhelming. Deanna (main nurse for Tallahassee) was way more willing to help than I expected. She communicated via email and phone, and even gave me her cell for questions and concerns after egg retrieval. Head nurse Linda goes over IVF paperwork and details with you and is just wonderful!
How was your experience with Barry Ripps?
Dr. Ripps is confident and knowledgeable though can sometimes seem dismissive, but he isn't! "Dry" is a good way of describing him, and that's fine, he clearly cares and we never felt rushed or not cared for. Our first cycle failed due to poor fertilization. I found that you just have to keep asking Dr. Ripps questions and come prepared. We kept pushing for discussion on alternative ways to retrieve sperm for our next cycle and it seemed Dr Ripps wasn't listening... BUT he very much so was and sent us info after our appointment related to why this would be a good move.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps?
Be prepared with questions because Dr. Ripps likes to get straight to the point without using much filler. Personally, I needed answers and explanations for everything (whether it was a why or a why not) but he isn't much for entertaining those and he's pretty blunt. That's ok, just be prepared! You also meet with Head Nurse Linda who is all about the details and can fill that void if you need it.
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles and their degree of success.
We are dealing with severe male factory infertility, no known genetic issues . My husband was put on clomid (3 different doctors agree), we added a few supplements to his diet and acupuncture. For me, I was a super straight forward very easy case for egg retrieval. I stemmed for 8 days (both cycles) and they retrieved a good amount of mature eggs both times. Our first cycle resulted in poor fertilization and no embryos. We adjusted protocols for #2 and used TESA to retrieved healthier sperm. We also used a different trigger method for me to avoid OHSS which I got the first time around. Cycle #2 resulted in 2 embryos, which we froze for a transfer at a later date and no OHSS.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps.
Appointments are not covered by insurance in Florida. Each visit is a little over $100. Semen analysis are around $70. Our first IVF round which included ICSI, a frozen semen sample and freezing for left over embryos (might be forgetting something) was $10,500. IVF #2 was discounted a bit, we added a procedure (TESA for sperm extraction) which all came out around the same cost at the first time. Frozen Embryo Transfer is $2700.00 plus cost of meds.
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Doctor
Barry Ripps
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC
Tallahassee
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
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Nursing staff [at New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology] was warm, personable, knowledgeable, and familiar with my treatment plan and goals. I can't say enough good things about them...The clinic is conveniently located, clean, and it was easy to make appointments that accommodated my work schedule. Staff is great...We spent around $900 on a diagnosis, $3,000 on a medicated IUI, and $16,000 on IVF out of pocket (no insurance converge). This includes medications. The IUI cycle itself was $1800 and the IVF package (which included ICSI) was $9200.
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Age
39
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
1 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
10
Describe your experience with New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC.
The clinic is conveniently located, clean, and it was easy to make appointments that accommodated my work schedule. Staff is great.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
All staff were personable and knew details of our diagnosis and goals.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
Nursing staff was warm, personable, knowledgeable, and familiar with my treatment plan and goals. I can't say enough good things about them.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps?
Dr. Ripps is very detail oriented and direct. He inspires confidence while also managing expectations. His practice is evidence-based and he is good at communicating realistic outcomes. I asked him a lot of questions about how he created our treatment plan and he always had clear answers.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps?
Be prepared to take notes, it's a lot of information.
Describe the protocols Barry Ripps used in your cycles and their degree of success.
I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve. We did one medicated IUI cycle, my understanding is expectations were pretty low but it was an opportunity to see how I responded to medication without spending the full amount on an IVF cycle. I did not get pregnant. Next cycle we made medication adjustments and did IVF with ICSI and a fresh transfer. I'm 31 weeks pregnant now.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps.
We spent around $900 on a diagnosis, $3,000 on a medicated IUI, and $16,000 on IVF out of pocket (no insurance converge). This includes medications. The IUI cycle itself was $1800 and the IVF package (which included ICSI) was $9200.
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Barry Ripps
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Trustworthiness
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Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC
Tallahassee
Nursing
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Age
26 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
10
All of the staff at NewLife is absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have wished for a better IVF coordinator than Linda. She was so friendly and warm and made sure you knew she was rooting for you. She was always there to answer any questions I had and made sure I knew I could call her anytime. When my first IVF cycle failed and she made the call to confirm, I could hear the compassion in her voice and it was comforting.
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Age
26 - 30
Treated
2012 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 3 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Poor Egg Quality
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Describe your experience with New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC.
The clinic is inviting and the staff knows you by name. They work with you tomschedule appointments that work for your schedule. I felt very comfortable there.
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
Dr. Ripps remembered my husband and I each time we met with him. He was very patient and answered any questions we had. He was very detailed in describing what to expect with each cycle.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
All of the staff at NewLife is absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have wished for a better IVF coordinator than Linda. She was so friendly and warm and made sure you knew she was rooting for you. She was always there to answer any questions I had and made sure I knew I could call her anytime. When my first IVF cycle failed and she made the call to confirm, I could hear the compassion in her voice and it was comforting.
How was your experience with Barry Ripps?
Dr. Ripps was very personable and easy to communicate with. He cracked jokes with my husband and I to ease our nerves before our transfers, but was also very serious when the time called for it. He was very detailed in explaining our diagnosis and answered my questions. We knew exactly what to expect going into each cycle and each cycle was spot on with what was predicted.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps?
Don't be afraid to ask quearions. He is there to help you and makes sure that you know it.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps.
Our IUI cycles, unmedicated were around $800. Our first IVF cycle was around $10,000 and the 2nd and 3rd were each $7,000, not including medications.
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Doctor
Barry Ripps
Communication
Trustworthiness
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Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC
Pensacola
Nursing
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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The staff [at New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology] knew me by name when calling or checking in. I felt like they were with me every step of our journey....8500 was what we paid for IVF with ICSI and temporary egg storage until we got a positive test result. Medication was about another 500.00 after our insurance.
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Age
36 - 37
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
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Describe your experience with New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC.
Clean, on time, quick, professional
During treatment, did you feel like you were treated like a number or a human?
The staff knew me by name when calling or checking in. I felt like they were with me every step of our journey.
Describe your experience with your nurse.
One word.....awesome!
How was your experience with Barry Ripps?
He has a dry sense of humor but he was honest and I apprciated that. He was very clear on our options and spoke to us in terms that we could understand.
What one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Barry Ripps?
He's a little strange but an amazing doctor. Get past the weirdness and listen to what he has to say.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Barry Ripps.
8500 was what we paid for IVF with ICSI and temporary egg storage until we got a positive test result. Medication was about another 500.00 after our insurance.
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Doctor
Barry Ripps
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
New Leaders in Fertility and Endocrinology, LLC
Pensacola
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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