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Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Allergy Immunotherapy
  • Allergy Skin Tests
  • Allergy Tests
  • Aspirin Challenge
  • Aspirin Challenge and Desensitization
  • Aspirin Desensitization
  • Drug Allergy Desensitization Therapy
  • Drug Challenge and Desensitization
  • Food Challenge Test
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Aspirin Sensitivity
  • Asthma Causes & Triggers
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Fish Allergy
  • Food Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Headaches
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Milk Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Milk Allergy in Infants
  • Mold Allergy
  • Rhinitis
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Sinonasal Polyposis
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
View all 33 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of South Florida College of Medicine
Allergy & Immunology
Tampa, FL USA

Residency - Naval Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA USA

Internship - Naval Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Portsmouth, VA USA

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Allergy and Immunology

Specialty Interests

Allergic Rhinitis Food Allergy Drug Allergy Asthma Cough

Awards & Honors

  • Castle Connolly 'Top Doctor" 2008-2019

    Gulf Coast Magazine "Top Allergist/Immunologist 2011-2014

    Cleveland magazine 'Top Allergist/Immunologist" 2017

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Ronald Purcell, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/4/2021, Dr. Purcell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

118 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Next to impossible to get appointment with any doctor, got in 7 weeks after I needed attention.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

The appointment was made for me by Dr Kostraba's office via mychart messaging. It was the easiest appointment I've ever made.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr Purcell treated me in every way as a valued patient. Even though I'd been sent to him for a condition not related to allergies he took it in stride and provided me with thoughtful care, thorough discussion and great respect. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Purcell has always listened to my concerned, never feel rushed, and answers and questions in a very timely manner

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

All my experiences with Dr. Purcell and his staff and the entire Willoughby campus have been very positive.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

I am a Cleveland Clinic Stuart patient spending the summer in Chagrin Fall. Needed uninterrupted Xolaire injection toons. The young woman who took my call was exceptionally patient and thorough in getting records and making arrangements to get me the right doctor at the right time. Well beyond "Midwest nice" and what was expected. One call and done. Unheard of,

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr Purcell came in fully versed on my situation with a solution ready to hand. Acted as if it was too easy. He somehow got Actum, my very difficult Xolaire vendor, to home deliver. Worked like a charm. The man is magic.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr Nolan was very pleasant and personal. He made sure I understood my condition

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

On hold for over an hour to contact the doctor's office to ask a follow up question. Kept being redirected and put back on hold

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Purcell was very good about explaining to me my different treatment options and responding to my follow up questions about the risks and benefits of allergy shots.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Purcell is very professional, knowledgeable. Very kind and caring. He explained everything in detail, he reached out to me right away when the tests resulted and spent a lot of time explaining the plan. I am so glad, my son is under his care.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr Purcell is very informative and treats you like a person not a diagnosis. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

I was very impressed by Dr. Purcell's interest in helping me navigate reactions to the Phizer vaccine.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

dr. purcell was exceptional...caring, compassionate, concerned. took the necessary time to listen and respond to my needs and well being. great doctor in every way possible.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

never will see this Doctor again I thought he was very rude.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Waited only a short time for Dr. Purcell. His staff professional, butcordial.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr. Purcell was professional and listened to my concerns. He wasfriendly, caring and explained mydiagnosis, treatment. I would recommend Dr. Purcell to my familyfriends and others.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Both my daughter and husband were treated by Dr. Purcell; he was the only doctor who was able to help my daughter.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

dr. Purcell was excellent he listen to my problem he gave me all the tests I need to give me the right diagnosis he wrote down all of the instructions that I needed to file to get me back on my feet my coughing has stopped I'm on the road to feeling like myself what a relief it is to be rid of the cough and I could get a good night sleep I I thank dr. Purcell and everyone else who played a part in my recovery

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Purcell is excellent- highly recommend!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Purcell was very knowledgeable polite and listened and discussed my care with me. I felt he genuinely cared.

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