Mother & Baby Care


Mother & Baby Care
Doctors / Nursing Staff specialising in this area:
Dr. John McManus

Dr. John McManus

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Dr John McManus is one of the founding members of Carlton Clinic.

Dr McManus established the Well Man health screening programme at Carlton Clinic. He also specialises in joint injections.

Dr. Geraldine Holland

Dr. Geraldine Holland

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Dr. Geraldine Holland grew up in Shankill and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1986. She started working at Carlton Clinic in 1990 and became a Partner in 1995.

While Geraldine enjoys all aspects of General Practice, over the years she has developed a special interest and a broad skill base in all areas of Women's Health. In particular, Geraldine has a special interest in longer lasting contraception(Coils, Injections and Implants) and the management of period problems across all age groups.

She is part of a ground breaking initiative where a small group of GPs in collaboration with the National Maternity Hospital and the Rotunda Hospital, run a GP led, hospital based clinic practising these skills and teaching GPs in training and established GPs who would like to develop such skills. Geraldine is happy to accept referrals from local GPs to provide prompt treatment and avoid hospital referral if possible.

Geraldine is a former Assistant National Director of the ICGP (Irish College of General Practitioners) Women's Health Program,  and a current Family Planning Tutor and LARC Tutor at ICGP.

Geraldine has a keen interest in Teenage Health, Palliative Care and Asthma management.

Geraldine is mum to four daughters including teenage twins. She enjoys reading, walking and singing in her spare time.

Dr. Eimear O'Hanlon

Dr. Eimear O'Hanlon

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Dr Eimear O'Hanlon graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1994. She completed her General Practice training in Durham in the U.K. before joining the Carlton Clinic in 2003. Dr. O'Hanlon's interests include Women's Health and Medical Education. She is a G.P. trainer with the HSE/Mid-Leinster G.P. training programme. Her qualifications include MB, BCh, BAO, MRCGP, DCh, DRCOG.

In her spare time she enjoys time with her family including her 2 young daughters.

Dr. Melanie Piercy

Dr. Melanie Piercy

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Dr Melanie Piercy graduated from Bristol University Medical School in 1994. She completed her GP training with St George’s Hospital, London and subsequently moved to Ireland.

Dr. Piercy joined the Carlton Clinic in 2005. Like her colleagues Melanie enjoys all aspects of family medicine but with a special interest in dermatology.

She is involved with the training of medical students within the practice.

Qualifications: MB ChB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, DPD.

 

Dr. Mairead Cassidy

Dr. Mairead Cassidy

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Dr Mairead Cassidy graduated from University College Galway in 1999.

She completed her GP training with with Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin in 2006 and was also the highest achieving candidate in the GP exams that year.

She enjoys all aspects of General Practice & has a special interests in women's health, and in young people's & adolescent health including contraception & sexual health screening.

Dr Cassidy is also mom to 3 young children.

Dr. Eoin Spillane

Dr. Eoin Spillane

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Dr Eoin Spillane graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in 1997. He joined the Carlton Clinic in 2008.

He has special interest in dermatology (skin problems), and mens health including mens sexual health / STI screening.

He also does a once weekly Minor Surgery clinic removing skin lesions such as moles, warts, skin cysts and lumps, and ingrown toenails. Cryotherapy for warts, verrucas and sun damaged skin is also offered.

Qualifications: MB, BCh, BAO, LRCP & SI, AFRCSI, MRCGP, DPD.

Dr. Dara Owens

Dr. Dara Owens

Doctor


Dr Owens joined the practice in June 2016. He has a special interest in headaches and is part of the migraine team in St Vincent's University Hospital.

Dr Dara has proven himself very popular with patients young and old and is a great addition to the team here at Carlton Clinic.

Dr. Lisa Devine

Dr. Lisa Devine

Doctor


Dr Lisa Devine will be familiar face to patients in Carlton Clinic as she completed part of her GP trainng scheme with us a few years back. Lisa graduated from University College Dublin in 2008. She worked extensively within hospital medicine after graduating before training as a GP.

Lisa has special interests in musculoskeletal medicine, palliative care, chronic disease management and contraceptive medicine. In her spare time she enjoys horseriding, hiking and cycling.

Welcome back Lisa!

The Mother and Infant Care Scheme provides care to all expectant mothers who are ordinarily resident in Ireland. This service is provided by a family doctor of your choice and a hospital obstetrician. At Carlton Clinic, all our doctors at Carlton are pleased to offer this service to our patients. You do not need a medical card to avail of this free service.

The doctor provides an initial examination, if possible before 12 weeks, and a further 5 examinations for your first pregnancy and a further 6 examinations for your second and subsequent pregnancies. These visits are alternated with visits to the maternity unit or hospital. Please note the schedule of visits in the graphic below. The schedule of visits may be changed by your doctor and/or hospital obstetrician depending on your individual situation. Where an expectant mother suffers from a significant illness affecting the pregnancy, e.g. diabetes or hypertension, up to 5 additional visits to the doctor may be provided.

Please note that the Scheme only covers visits about your pregnancy. Visits in respect of other matters not relating to the pregancy  (e.g. colds, coughs, illnesses, etc) will be charged as normal.

When your baby is born

After the birth, the GP will examine the baby at 2 weeks, and both mother and baby at 6 weeks free of charge. All other postnatal visits will be charged as normal.

You should apply for the Doctor Visit Card online for your baby as soon as possible after she/he is born. Visit this website for more information.

When your baby is 2 calendar months old, he or she will be due his or her first vaccinations. It is important to bring your baby for vaccination when he or she is due as this offers the best protection against illness. You can make an appointment with our reception. You will need to bring your baby’s PPS number with you for the vaccination. Vaccinations are carried out by the nurse. Routine childhood vaccinations are provided free of charge.