Dr. Tom Ronay, MD

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431 Jessie St, 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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He was very kind, informative, and helped find a solution to my issue. Would definitely book again!

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Excellent doctor for primary care. He's very accommodating and I found him willing to discuss any questions I had. He was also very prompt in getting back to me with my T ultrasound results, which was a relief as I was nervous about it. Really appreciate Dr. Ronay's professionalism.

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Dr. Ronan was fantastic! Would recommend to anyone.

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Giving Dr Ronay 5 stars in every criteria because he has been incredibly kind and professional. Will surely keep him as my medical officer.

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Had to download an app before I could see the doc? Nice guy but with an empty office, was told we didn’t have time to address a health concern I had. Mixed feelings.

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Very nice, prompt, tech enabled.

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Tom was great- I want to give him a low score so his schedule isn't so busy, but I can't lie... the experience was a pleasure and I will certainly continue to use Tom as my general physician.

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Wait time was short and he was fun and nice to speak to. He answered all my questions and I definitely was in and out in about 35 minutes

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Very thoughtful, started right on time, didn’t feel rushed at all and felt he took time to ask a lot of questions.

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Tom is incredibly down to earth and kind. I immediately felt comfortable talking to him and working through my (long) list of questions. I spent 25 minutes with me and made a number of informed statements about our topic. I appreciate that he leads with proven info, then maybe drops a bit of opinion in there.

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Wonderful and considerate of all in the room

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Really knowledgeable and interest in figuring out the route issue.

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Really cool office space and very insightful kind man. Recommend incredibly highly!

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Dr. Ronay really put things in perspective

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Nice and accurate doctor! Did a checkup and helped me really well. Definitely coming back if I have a health issue.

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

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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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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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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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Start up atmosphere. Bedside manner exceptional

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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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