Other Services

Other Services
Doctors / Nursing Staff specialising in this area:

Dr. John McManus


As well as over fifty years experience in general practice, Dr. John McManus is one of the co-founding members of the Carlton Clinic.

His interests include medicine for the elderly, joint injections, and addiction, as well as ongoing medical education and the philosophy of medicines.

Dr. McManus has four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His interests include fishing, walking and reading history, current affairs and philosophy.

Dr. Geraldine Holland


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 helped set-up the GP led Mirena Clinics at the National Maternity and Rotunda hospitals. 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. She enjoys reading, walking and singing in her spare time.

Dr. Mairead Cassidy


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 GP exams that year. She has worked in Ireland, the UK and Australia. 

She enjoys all aspects of General Practice & has a special interests in women's health, young people's and adolescent health - including contraception and sexual health screening, travel medicine and childhood development & illnesses. Over the years she has developed a special interest in palliative care and alongside her GP work also works in LauraLynn Childrens Hospice and disability service. 

Qualifications: MB BCh BAO, MICGP, Dip Child health,  Dip Paediatric Palliative care 

In her spare time she enjoys running, walking the dog and music.

Dr. Melanie Piercy


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. Eoin Spillane


Dr Eoin Spillane graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in 1997. He joined the Carlton Clinic in 2008. He has special interest in dermatology and men's health, particularly sexual health / STI screenings. Dr Spillane also manages a weekly Minor Surgery clinic removing skin lesions such as moles, warts, skin cysts and lumps, and ingrown toenails. Cryotherapy treatment for warts, verrucas and sun damaged skin is also offered.

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

Dr. David Coffey


Dr. David Coffey joined Carlton Clinic in 2011 and is now a GP Partner at the Practice. Dr. Coffey attended university in Dublin and trained as a GP in Scotland and England in the late 1990's. In addiition to working in Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Coffey also worked in Afghanistan for 9 months looking after patients with infectious diseases in Kandahar in the south of the country. His special interests include men's health, children's health and mindfulness.

In his spare time, Dr. Coffey is a keen cyclist and cross-country runner. Carlton Clinic is delighted to have Dr. Coffey in the role of managing partner of the Carlton Clinic in 2023.

Dr. Dara Owens


Dr Owens joined the Carlton Clinic in June 2016. He has a special interest in headaches and is part of the migraine team in St Vincent's University Hospital. Dr Owens 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 initially trained in hospital medicine, gaining her Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland before realising that her vocation lay in general practice. She trained as a GP and gained her Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners of Ireland. She has postgraduate qualifications in palliative care, paediatrics, musculoskeletal medicine and diabetes, which has become her primary special interest. She enjoys representing the Irish General Practice point of view on regional and national diabetes and chronic disease management committees, in Ireland and internationally. She enjoys contributing to medical education via teaching in the practice, chairing and speaking at local and national conferences, and through tutoring and organisational roles on postgraduate educational programs. She writes a monthly Column for GPnotebook.

Home Visits

Home visits are reserved for eldery immobile patients. Other than in the case of an extreme emergency, all requests for home visits should be made by telephoning before 10.30 am. Please do not ask the doctor to make a home visit if you are well enough to come to the surgery. Please remember that several patients can be seen at the surgery in the time it takes to make a home visit.

Receptionists are not able to arrange a home visit. They can only pass the request on to a doctor, who will then judge if a home visit is necessary. The receptionist will ask a few details to allow the doctor to assess the urgency of your call and help you in the most appropriate way. 

Test Results

You can request to have your results delivered to you by text message or by email. If you wish to contact the clinic by phone, dial our main phone number and request to be put through to the results department. If you wish to see a doctor regarding your results, it is highly advised that you make a follow-up appointment for approximately two weeks following your test.

If you wish to have someone else receive test results on your behalf, you must provide prior written permission to the clinic.