Barry A. Ripps, M.D., FACOG
During his training and early practice, Dr. Ripps completed extensive research and publications in the areas of endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, female and male factor infertility and assisted reproduction. These efforts were recognized and supported with extramural funding. Dr. Ripps was also a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery with an emphasis on conservative management of endometriosis-associated infertility and tubal ligation reversal.
Dr. Ripps returned to the Gulf Coast in 1994, offering couples access to the area’s first fellowship-trained and American Board-certified fertility specialist.
Couples seeking assistance find Dr. Ripps and The NewLIFE Team attentive to their clinical and personal needs, facilitating the entire process. This relaxed atmosphere is achieved by compassionate listening and by responding to patient queries in a timely fashion. It is this impeccable attention to detail that sets the tone for the practice, resulting in a positive experience for all patients.
When not helping deliver the blessing of family, Dr. Ripps and his wife, Lori, are deeply committed parents with profound respect for this fundamentally human experience. Much time is allocated as community volunteers for a variety of cultural, religious, and educational organizations. When time allows, Dr. Ripps will inefficiently chase small white, pockmarked spheres across grassy fields into prepared holes, watersports, playing the guitar and ballroom dance.
Meaghan A. Delaney, M.D., M.A., FACOG
She completed her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine, receiving both a Masters Degree in Medical Sciences and her Doctor of Medicine. Her residency training was completed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA in obstetrics and gynecology. Following residency, she completed her reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX.
Throughout her training, Dr. Delaney has been actively involved in advancing research, starting her professional career as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital and during her fellowship training was involved in numerous research projects including, uterine fibroid physiology, sperm function, and the social aspects of infertility diagnosis. She is an active member of ASRM, ACOG, and AAGL and her research has been presented at multiple national meetings and received several local and national awards. Her clinical interests include polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids, minimally invasive surgery and male infertility.
During residency, she was recognized as an outstanding laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgeon by AAGL and received the Golden Apple teaching award at the University of Massachusetts as well as was a thesis “Honors” recipient at Boston University School of Medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Delaney enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, and spending time at the beach. She has joined the medical team at NewLIFE, became an active member of the Pensacola community, and is helping parents welcome new additions to their families.
Norman Assad, M.D.
After being in Gynecologic Practice focusing on Infertility, the bulk of his career in Canada was spent in Cambridge, Ontario. In 1990, Dr. Assad emigrated and obtained U.S. Citizenship, and created Southwest Fertility Services in Albuquerque NM, providing the spectrum of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). In 2002, he moved to Johnson City, TN continuing clinical practice for three years, and then an academic position as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at East Tennessee University in Johnson City, providing for the education and training of medical students and ObGyn residents. During his tenure, he published several research projects related to Infertility and wrote two book chapters addressing advancements in ultrasound including 3-D ultrasound. Dr. Assad currently lives in Destin, FL and retains medical licenses in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
In his spare time, Dr. Assad enjoys golfs with his wife, Missy, and gardening at their home. He has a large family of children and grandchildren, who reside in Gulfport, MS and Mandeville, LA.
Linda Fricke, APRN, WHNP-BC
Linda has a deep belief in the value of family and sharing the joys of outdoor coastal living with friends.
Tracy Greene FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Tracy is an AANP board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and brings over 20 years of nursing experience to NewLIFE. In 2001, Tracy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio. Her love for women’s care began with her earliest experiences in the labor and delivery unit, and her career spans mother/infant, high risk antepartum, and general obstetrics and gynecology. In 2010, she earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. Tracy also has broad experience in medical research, nursing education, orthopedics and acute care. Her desire to empower patients and families with knowledge has brought her to reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
At NewLIFE, Tracy is able to utilize her profound background in education and research to help couples grow their family. Tracy’s compassion and genuine love of people is immediately evident in the care she provides to her patients.
Tracy lives in Pensacola, FL and retains licenses in Florida, and Alabama. She enjoys boating, the beach and spending time at the park with her goldendoodle, Roxy.
Brijinder S. Minhas, Ph.D., HCLD, ALD, ELD, CC, MBA
Bringing this expertise to NewLIFE, he championed the steady pursuit of excellence and progress in our clinical outcomes that is now receiving recognition and awards.
Prior to joining the NewLIFE Team, Dr. Minhas served as Regional Scientific Director and Regional Vice President of Operations for the largest multi-site, national provider of physician practice management services in reproductive medicine and infertility. He has served on National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and is a member of a broad list of professional societies, including ASRM, ABB, College of Reproductive Biology, and International Embryo Transfer Society. As these impressive qualifications are being sought nationally and internationally, Dr. Minhas provides consultations to other fertility practices with a diverse menu of Global Infertility Solutions.