Dr. Tom Ronay, MD

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431 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103

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Dr. Tom Ronay took a nontraditional path to medicine, having first begun his career as a German teacher before deciding to make a career switch. After medical school, he served as a flight surgeon and medical director in the U.S. military, and primary care physician at One Medical. He feels it's important to review each patient's full health history in order to address important issues that may have been ignored and are holding them back in their journey towards health. Video: https://youtu.be/TZgKsMEky_0 Dr. Ronay will see you at the Circle Medical office or at your home or work, for no extra charge. Download the Circle Medical app from iTunes or the Google Play store to book a house call with Dr. Ronay.

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Dr. Ronay is knowledgeable, thorough, and took the time to answer my questions. I never felt rushed. He provides high quality, comprehensive care. It is obvious he wants to make sure patients are well taken care of. Circle Medical is super convenient offering Saturday hours, online appointment scheduling, and messaging should you need to contact your provider. The downside is that there is no one actually answering or manning the phone line so you need to be prepared to be caught in a perpetual loop of "press option---" that will never lead to a live person. This became a problem when my pharmacy needed clarification on a prescription and was not able to reach anyone. This is a failure of the system and is no reflection on the level of exceptional medical care--HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Dr. Ronay is great! He takes his time to get to know you and your medical and family history. Very thorough, friendly, and personable. And the office and staff are very nice, too. Arranging appointments and payments through the app makes visits very convenient.

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Great doctor! Personal, and thorough. Would recommend to all.

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Great doctor, very enthusiastic. Able to meet on short notice.

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He was great, took the time to explain things thoroughly and was very professional and kind. A little speedy, so be prepared to move quick, but he's a good doctor who knows how to get down to brass tax.

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The office space is nice it's unfortunate you are not able to do all your blood work at their facility but they use LabCorp which is a 10 minute walk away at Union Square.

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Great doctor, great experience.

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Dr. Ronay was very thoughtful, patient and personable. He explained each step of the process.

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I was very pleased with my appointment. Dr. Ronay was thorough, asking a series of questions to determine the proper medical care. I would highly recommend, and will be back in the future.

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Dr. Ronay was incredibly, polite, helpful and informative. I've definitely found a new GP.

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Tom was direct and straightforward. He explained some of the possibilities for what could be happening, and gave me solid recommendations with reasons for why they would help. The visit felt a little rushed (We only had so much time) but he took the time to explain the basics of how the body works and answer my questions without dumbing things down. Detailed explanations really help solidify why lifestyle changes are needed, and what kinds of changes will be helpful. The office definitely has a startup feel to it - if you're expecting the standard hospital style visit you're not going to get it. Overall it was a pretty great experience, I'll be going back!

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Dr. Ronay was excellent. I didn't feel rushed at all. He was extremely thorough and really trying to understand what was going on and look for solutions. Highly recommended!

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Very straightforward with what he thought was happening and explained things in a detailed manner. Loved it!

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I really liked Dr. Ronay. He was friendly and experienced. When he was investigating my symptoms, he explained that there were a couple of different possible root causes, and he explained each illness simply and patiently. When I mentioned that I was paying out of pocket (I have a high deductible health plan), he explained some different options and let me choose a cheaper one than I had originally asked for. He seemed very concerned with my health -- I had asked about a procedure that had some risks of complications, and he told me about an alternative home remedy that would take a little bit more time but that should be just as effective and safer. One thing to note: Circle Medical specializes in visiting other locations (eg, house visits or visits to corporate offices so it's easier for employees to get check ups). I have seen some negative reviews where people went in to the Circle Medical office to get a check up and felt that it was weird, but that's because the Circle Medical office is mostly a business and tech office and not a doctor's office since their doctors spend more time doing house visits or corporate office visits. You can still get a check up there, though, as long as you don't mind seeing programmers at work on your way in to the doctor's room. The logistics were also great. I didn't have to fill out a ton of paperwork or anything before going in. I pretty much walked in the door and started my appointment.

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Dr. Ronay was incredibly helpful and professional. I had some serious concerns about my health and he addressed them honestly and compassionately. I have found my new Primary Care Physician. The office is a little non-traditional but is clean, sanitary, and organized. Tech-friendly, as they are strictly paperless and app-based. I went to the office, but they will also come to your home or work. Great practice!

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Dr Tom is very personable and took the time to listen and problem-solve with me. I appreciate his style and thoughtfulness and would recommend him to others.

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I'm very new to SF so didn't know the street I was heading to. Was hesitant walking out of the car. Thought no way I'm ever coming back here. All that changed about five minutes after when I was already was sitting in front of Tom, (who is SO so nice, & we went to the same school). I was late to my appointment so arrived only 8 minutes before it was over so met Ron right away and was able to fill in intake form online after the appointment. & since I had to go to a pharmacy down the block after, one of the partners was really nice to walk me there though I didn't ask. Was in and out in 10 minutes maybe, most of it was chilled small talk. I may not come back to this location but will see keep Ron as my doctor and can see him anywhere cause that's kind of what circle medical does. I'm sold.

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Very friendly and helpful. I would recommend him to other patients.

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Start up atmosphere. Bedside manner exceptional

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Dr. Tom was great. Very nice and I did not have to wait, he was helpful and explained everything I needed to know. Process was easy using the office's app.

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Dr. Ronay was super informative, easy to talk to and very kind. His bedside manner was great and he took the time to go over any questions I had. I didn't feel rushed, he was relatable, warm and understanding.

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Great overall, I would just suggest the home visit. The office really isn't a proper clinic or medical office, truly a start up - doesn't take away from the level of service. Great - Doctor is very responsive and attentive

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definitely made me feel at ease, he was very professional and thorough

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love the circle medicine approach -- use technology to make the experience seamless and more informative. dr. ronay and the entire staff was extremely friendly -- this is not your typical doctor's office in the best way.

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This is the doctor who I have been looking for all my life. Modern, comfortable, tech-forward, with approachability at an all-time high and away from all the things I dread about a hospital. Dr Ronay is a visionary. So happy that I found him and his practice.

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This guy is so cool - very honest and comprehensive with his consultation and answered my questions before I even asked them.

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Dr. Ronay was attentive, professional, and above all, very helpful. When I walked into the building it looked like a tech focused business with a doctor's office. The office was clean, his staff was courteous, and there was basically no wait time. I learned that the company, Circle Medical, provides the option of them coming to you via a house call which is so convenient. Dr. Ronay followed up using chat in their app to make sure the treatment was effective along with care notes, which is more than most doctors I have seen care to do. All in all, it was a pleasant and successful experience. I will absolutely recommend Dr. Ronay.

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I would really really avoid an appointment with Tom. I went in asking for a refill on some prescriptions. Rather than diving into why I was on these prescriptions, my reaction to the medicine or any of my medical history, he launched into a long tirade. He criticized my previous doctor's prescription and choices and actually made me feel bad and apologetic for needing medication to deal with insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks. And then on top of all of that, he showed me a paper he was publishing on anxiety issues, to show how correct he was. Can you imagine that arrogance! It was unreal. I come from a family of doctors and my parents were shocked on hearing about my experience. If you'd like a doctor that's attentive and caring to your needs and past medical history, AVOID TOM.

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Visit itself was fine. Follow-up was not great. Very hard to get a hold of the office (Dr. Ronay never provided a number) and was unresponsive to messages.

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First off, I would like to say that Dr. Tom Ronay was very very nice and I would not like this review to reflect poorly on him, as a person. However, I would never reccomend this "dr's office" to anyone. It was the weirdest expierence I've ever encountered. I walked into what I thought was a doctors office but instead looked like a regular business office. No one asked for my insurance, i.d., no paper work to fill out. So naturally, I thought it was a little wierd. The doctor came out to get me, and he was with his dog. She was adorable, however I thought it was inappropriate to have it in what was supposed to be a "doctors office". We walked into the room, and there was a desk against the wall with what looked like a first aid kit displayed on the desk, there was no sink, no tissue on the bed, no sort of sanitary maintanence area. This again made me feel very unsettled. The whole thing was incredibly unorganized and absolutely unsanitary in my opinion. So much so, that I left in the middle of the appointment. If this is what you are used to, maybe you will think differently, however I asked a few friends and no one has ever encountered something like this and said it was the weirdest thing that they had ever heard. Like I said, dr. Ronay is a nice guy, but I would never ever recommend this to anyone.

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Dr. Tom was great. Will be my new GP.

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The visit was extremely convenient, he was very professional and kind. He was the most compassionate and helpful concerning my condition out of any doctor I've visited. I highly recommend Dr. Ronay!

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Pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable, caring, professional

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Very thorough, professional and amicable - I would see this doctor again.

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Incredible experience. Dr. Tom is fantastic. Love the Circle Medical app and the fact that the doctors do house calls also.

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