Jessica Riggins

FNP-BC

Biography

Jessica Riggins is a board-certified family nurse practitioner focusing on diabetes and endocrine disorders. She received her Master of Science in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY, and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The Sage Colleges in Troy, NY. Jessica began her nursing studies at Columbia Greene Community College, earning her Associate of Science in nursing. She is particularly interested in helping patients with type 1 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy.

If you ask Jessica’s parents or childhood friends, they would tell you that medicine was always in her future as she would bandage up her dolls and even use her mom’s sewing supplies to give her stuffed animals sutures. When Jessica was ten years old, she was diagnosed with an endocrine disorder, which ultimately influenced her decision to pursue this medical specialty as a career.

Helping people is at the top of Jessica’s list. She loves building a working relationship with her patients and gaining their trust through shared decision-making, education, and treating each person and circumstance as unique and individual. All of this has helped her provide quality care to her patients and allowed her to help them reach their health goals. She believes listening is the most important thing when caring for patients. Most of the diagnoses she treats have many moving pieces, and treatment guidelines leave room for variation, so listening allows her to understand how to treat their disease in a way that will work best for them.

Jessica strives to make reasonable decisions in her treatment plans and aims to help make your disease fit into your life rather than making your life revolve around your condition. If you are looking for a provider who is experienced and knowledgeable yet reasonable and understanding, Jessica is the NP for you!

Jessica is originally from the Capital Region area. She has lived here for most of her life and knew she wanted to raise her family and practice medicine in this area. Raising her two young children takes up most of her time, but she is always looking for things to do as a family, for instance, creating a small vegetable garden!

Education

MSN
Sage Graduate School
Troy, NY
BSN
The Sage Colleges
Albany, NY