Ronald George Jr., MD, PhD

Biography

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Elon University, Dr. George graduated from Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. His Rheumatology fellowship was at Duke University in Durham, NC.

In 2003, Dr. George received the Fulton Regional Hospital Volunteer Scholarship. In October 2001, he was awarded the August R. Roesel Award for Research Excellence in Biochemistry. From August 1998-May 2001, he was involved in the Graduate Research Assistantship at the Medical College of Georgia.

Outside Resources

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INFORMATIVE WEB SITES

Mayo Clinic

Cleveland Clinic

The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center

Gout Education

PUBLICATIONS ON GOUT

Genetics of hyperuricemia and gout: implications for the present and future

Pegloticase for treating refractory chronic gout

What started this? Debilitating longitudinally-extensive myelitis

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Clinical Interests

Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions including autoimmune-based arthritis, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, and non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis and chronic refractory gout

Patient Satisfaction

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Provider Specific Scores

  • 6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.61 out of 5
  • 7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.66 out of 5

How does Ronald George Jr. compare?

Question Ronald
1. How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed?  4.12
2. When you contact the office, how would you rate getting the help or advice you need? 4.24
3. How would you rate the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff? 4.58
4. How would you rate the comfort and cleanliness of the waiting area? (How neat, comfortable, pleasant was the waiting room) 4.61
5. Wait time includes the time you spend in the waiting area and the exam room before you see your provider. How would you rate the amount of time that you had to wait to see the provider? 4.42
6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness) 4.61
7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider? 4.66
8. When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results? 3.98
9. How would you rate how easy it is to get appointments with specialists? 3.70
10. Considering all aspects of the office, would you say that you are: completely satisfied, very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? 4.37

Locations

''Dr. George is highly skilled and knowledgeable in his field. He seems to know exactly what each patient needs. His Diagnostic skills are the best. I'm so thankful for him being my rheumatologist.''

Nicole

''Dr. Ronald George saved my life, and the staff there have gone out of their way to assist me in getting the meds I require.''

Patient

''Everyone was so accomodating, friendly and professional. My experience began with the clinical staff who processed my appointment. Then my first visit with Dr. George was amazing! Dr. George appears to be a very thorough doctor who really is sincere in providing excellent health care. Also, he was very patient and compassionate. I have confidence and gratitude with him taking care of my medical needs!''

Joyce