Clinics & Services
We provide relevant advice and screening for various conditions to men.
- Cancer (prostate for men over 40, testicular for men over 20)
- Hypertension (blood pressure checks)
- Cholesterol checks
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mental health problems
Family Planning Services
A full range of family planning services is available from the practice, these include:
- Oral contraceptive pills
- Injectable contraceptives
- Implanon insertion
- Emergency contraception
- Mirena Coil Or Copper Coil insertion and removal
We are delighted to offer Combined Ante-Natal Care, usually with an obstetrician, under the Maternity and Infant Care scheme.
The Maternity and Infant Care Scheme provides an agreed program of care to all expectant mothers who are ordinarily resident in Ireland. This service is provided by a general practitioner of your choice and a hospital obstetrician. To avail of the service, your GP will provide you with an application form, which you and your GP should complete together, and which will be returned to your local health board where it will be processed for inclusion in the Scheme.
The GP provides an initial examination, if possible before 12 weeks, and a further 6 examinations during the pregnancy, which are alternated with visits to the maternity unit/hospital. The schedule of visits may be changed by your general practitioner and/or hospital obstetrician depending on your individual situation.
Where an expectant mother suffers from a significant illness, e.g. diabetes or hypertension, up to 5 additional visits to the GP may be provided. However care in respect of illnesses which are co-incidental with, but not related to your pregnancy, does not form part of the Scheme.
After the birth, your GP will examine both mother and baby at 6 weeks.
Cervical Smear Tests
We are pleased to welcome the National Cervical Screening Programme which is running since late 2008. All women between the ages of 25 and 60 are entitled to a cervical smear test free of charge, every 3 years up to the age of 45 and every 5 years to age 60.
Cervical smear testing is an important tool in the prevention of cancer and we would like to encourage all women who attend the practice to undergo this simple test on a regular basis (once you have a smear in the practice, our recall system is available to remind you when your next smear is due).
Well Woman Checks
These include blood pressure, cholesterol, cervical smear, breast examination. We also look at lifestyle factors that could help prevent some of the commonest diseases around. Remember, there is plenty that you can do to help yourself!
We treat many skin problems like warts, verrucae and skin tags with Cryo or ( freezing as it is known) . It is usually with our nurse and on Wednesday afternoon, appointments only.