Medical Feature: Dr. Ronald Reodica, MD, FCCP, FPSCCM
Taking up one specialization as a doctor is already a rigorous task, but imagine taking up two more? Meet Dr. Ronald Reodica, a pulmonologist, critical care, and sleep doctor in one.
As a background, pulmonology, as we all know, is an area of medicine focusing on the respiratory system, its health, and ailments. On the other hand, critical care medicine deals with the diagnosis and treatment of extreme clinical problems, which need intensive care.
Meanwhile, sleep medicine is a fairly new specialty encompassing diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.
Dr. Ronald Reodica, MD, FCCP, FPSCCM
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Dr. Ronald Reodica couldn’t imagine being anything else other than a doctor, attributing this to having a father who is also one.
He took up medicine at the University of the Philippines Manila and had his residency and fellowship at the State University of New York with subspecialization in pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine.
Dr. Reodica explained that these three fields are somewhat connected and he took the opportunity to learn all of them, especially the latter two, which are fairly new fields in medicine at that time.
His typical working day starts with rounds in the Intensive Care Unit as a critical care doctor. He conducts a clinic in the morning and afternoon, and then if he has more time, he reads sleep studies in sleep laboratories.
Coming home to the Philippines after practicing medicine in the U.S. for 11 years has been one of the most fulfilling things Dr. Reodica has done, and as a doctor, engaging and talking with his patients is one of his favorite things to do.
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- MAB Rm 929, St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City
Mondays to Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Fridays: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Contact Nos.: 02-8789-7700 loc. 7929 / 0946-221-4700
- Medical Office Bldg. Rm 610, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Alabang
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (By appointment)
Contact No.: 02-8771-9347
This first appeared in Philippine Primer English magazine’s December 2019 issue