The Unshockable Dr Ronx
Ever feel like your GP doesn't get you? Put off by long waiting times? Dr Ronx has a solution.
Ever feel your GP doesn’t get you? Put off by long waiting times? Dr Ronx has a solution.
In this show, filmed before government and medical guidelines for Coronavirus were implemented, this A&E medic is swapping their scrubs for the streets. They are tackling one town at a time, putting the call out for people who are reluctant to go to the doctor– and taking the doctor to them instead.
In Croydon, Ronx sees patients in boxing gyms, nail salons and cafes, and even heads home with some of them in their search for solutions. As they hear from people who say they leave the GP frustrated or think the doctor won’t be able to help them, they spreads their message: it doesn’t have to be that way.
In Ronx’s consultations, nothing is off limits. They diagnoses and treat everything from smelly discharge to mental health, excess sweating to spotty crotches, and fungal nails to gender identity concerns. Dr Ronx meets a young trans man who is suffering excruciating pain from the binder that flattens his chest, a woman whose hairstyle is making her go bald, a student whose depression is leading to some seriously risky behaviour, and a man who spends hundreds of pounds on his trainers but needs to pay a bit more attention to his feet. He is grateful to discover that his verruca can be treated with a dab of superglue.
Ronx isn’t afraid to get up close and personal in a way Dr Google never could, and they draw on their own experience of mental health and identity issues to offer advice on a level and without judgement. Whether it’s tips on how to shave pubic hair safely or straight talking about a drink problem, Ronx’s prescriptions are dispensed with heart and care, in their signature unflappable– and unshockable style.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Series Producer||Jon Cahn|
|Executive Producer||Ninder Billing|
|Production Company||The Garden Productions|