Dr. Heather Riggs, MD

Oncology •  Female • Age 45
  
Dr. Riggs
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Kettering Cancer Center

3700 Southern Blvd Ste 401 Dayton, OH 45429

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(855) 500-2873

Dr. Heather Riggs, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Dayton, OH and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Riggs has more experience with Breast Cancer, Blood Disorders, and Renal Oncology than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Loma Linda University medical school in 2001. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fayette Regional Health System and Kettering Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Riggs to book an appointment.


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Dr. Riggs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Practice Areas

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Breast Cancer more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Blood Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Anemia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Bleeding Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Bleeding Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Renal Oncology

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 49% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Kidney Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Kidney Cancer more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Reticulosarcoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Reticulosarcoma more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riggs treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Riggs treats this condition more than 81% of their peers

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Dr. Riggs' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Riggs' Reviews

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5.0

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Dr. Riggs is one of the kindest doctors. My daughter is transitioning into adult care and Dr. Riggs was so caring and understanding. Thank You Dr. Riggs.
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Staycie A. Minnifield in Dayton , OH – Feb 24, 2019
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Dr. Riggs is such a caring person ... I can't say enough good things about her. Thank You Dr. Riggs for all you do and have done for me, my sister and for others.
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Vicki in Richmond – Jun 29, 2018
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Dr. Riggs is very compassionate and really listens to what you got to say. She explains what is going and makes sure you know what she is saying. Her staff are friendly and always wearing smiles.
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Starlina in Richmond, IN – Sep 16, 2016
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Dr. Riggs is an excellent physician. She is very caring and is also straightforward with her approach. (She tells it like it is.) I feel she wants what is best for the patient, while keeping them as comfortable as possible. She overlooks nothing. Very thorough. She also has a sense of humor which is a bit refreshing when dealing with this disease. I truly feel I owe this doctor my life and feel I have a better quality of life due to her care. Highly recommend Dr. Riggs.
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About Me

Dr. Riggs is a strong advocate for her patients.  She enjoys managing complex issues associated with cancer and blood disorders and developing treatment plans with input from multiple specialists and support staff.  The most rewarding aspect of her work is educating and empowering her patients to manage their conditions and optimize their quality of life.

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

2012
Indiana U School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Wright State University / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
2002
Wright State University / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
2001
Loma Linda University
Medical School
1997
Andrews University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Kettering Cancer Center

Kettering Cancer Center3700 Southern Blvd Ste 401 Dayton, OH 45429
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Fayette Regional Health System

Connersville, IN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Kettering Medical Center

Kettering, OH

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Soin Medical Center

Beavercreek, OH

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)