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I believe Dr Ronald was with Doctors without borders in Africa just before he started working at Nanaimo hospital. I was lucky enough to get referred to him at that time. I have suffered from asthma since 1983 and have been treated by many specialists since then as well as being admitted to numerous hospitals in B.C. due to the asthma. I think I have have used most of the inhalers that are available, plus being on prednisone for over 20 years.
Then I was treated by Dr Ronald.
He put me on Advair and Spiriva inhalers. I am 85 so my memory of dates is not too good, but that must have been about 9 or ten years ago. Those are the only medications I have used since then. I weaned myself off the prednisone shortly after this, and since then it has been almost as if I do not have asthma. If it hadn't been for Dr Ronald I would probably still be being treated with various inhalers and medications. I think that he is an excellent doctor and advise trying to be treated by him if you have lung problems. I am pleased to hear that he is still working at Nanaimo hospital.
Dr. Ronald has been treating me since my original diagnosis in 2007. I have to agree with most of the comments here, just a great Doctor and person. Always seems to be genuinely interested in you and your lifestyle!! The only negative has been overcome with the new office and staff.
Misdiagnosed my cerebral hemorrhage as a migraine and discharged me from Campbell River hospital while he was doing a shift in emergency.
Dr. John Ronald's response
I'm sorry to hear that your diagnosis was delayed but I don't work at CRH so it wasn't me--you've got the wrong doc....
Submitted Jan. 12, 2015
Absolutely wonderful Doctor. I had a bad bout of pneumonia that lasted a lot longer than normal. Dr Ronald did testsand a scope and figured it out. He gave me back my breath.. Amazing care and attention to details. Can't say enough great things about his service. Thank you so much!
Bronchoscopy was scheduled to be performed in a timely manner. Lengthy explanation of illness two weeks after the procedure was performed. Immediate referral to another specialist. I would highly recommend Dr. Ronald.
Wow! A young Doctor with good old fashioned manners, I was treated as a human being, not a number and with respect.Everything was fully explained in a language that I could understand, he not only let me ask questions, he answered them. A true Doctor in every sense.
the only specialist in Nanaimo for respiratory problems. Very difficult to get in to see when needed the most. We are told to use the Hospital emergency for care. Seeing different drs, screwed up the medications, and made the disease worst. There is very little done for patient with immediate needs. The staff is a barrier. Impossible to speed up appt.You are left to suffer longer. Not impressed, and still suffering.
Dr. John Ronald's response
Good News! Dr K Park and Dr A Elekiabe also see lung patients in Nanaimo. My wait time has dropped dramatically! Also now at new office with great parking and new friendly staff!
Submitted Nov. 3, 2014
Dr.Ronald is very personable as well as knowledgeable. He treats you like a person not a number. I enjoy talking to him, he does not judge but still is able to let you know what is important for your recovery without making you feel small. He does not talk down to you or make you feel inadequate or unworthy of his time. "A" one doctor! Thanks Dr. Ronald