Tots to Teens

Tots to Teens
Doctors / Nursing Staff specialising in this area:

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. 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.

Children are very special visitors at Carlton Clinic, and we have a special set of commitments for children. We always try to make your visit short and comfortable. We understand that being ill can make you feel tired and upset.

Some good advice on common childhood illnesses can be found at We know that fever in kids is particularly stressful for parents of young children and often the dosage on the back of the bottle is misleading. There is an excellent calculator at which can help in managing this illness. It is based on your childs weight and gives good advice and guidelines to follow.

Our services for children include:


Under 8s Free GP Care Scheme

All children under 8 years of age living in Ireland can get a GP visit card. This card gives your child:

  • free GP visits
  • out-of-hours urgent GP care
  • assessments at age 2 and 5
  • care for children with asthma

Please sign up your under 8 children for the GP visit card today so that you have it when you need it, otherwise private fees will apply.

You can Register Online with the HSE here.

To register you will need:

  • Your child’s PPS number
  • Your own PPS number as parent or guardian.
  • GP's Practice name

Please note:      

  1. Medication costs and hospital charges are NOT covered.
  2. If your child already has a medical card, you do not need to register as your child already has access to free GP services.

Pregnancy Care and 6-week Mother and Baby Checks

Providing ongoing care and support for mum and baby. Read more

Childhood Immunisations

We provide all the standard primary childhood vaccinations, most of which are free of charge. You can read more about these at

Chicken Pox Immunisation

We can immunise your child against chicken pox using the varicella vaccine. This vaccine is ordered on request in advance of your visit, so please book in advance and mention to our reception that you want to make a chicken pox immunisation appointment.

Immunising your child is the most effective way of protecting them against serious diseases such as hepatitis, diphtheria and polio. The Primary Childhood vaccinations are free at Carlton Clinic. These involve three injections, given when your child is 2, 4 and 6 months of age. Babies are more vulnerable so it’s important to give your child the earliest and best protection.

MMR Immunisation

Babies over 1 year of age should get an immunisation at the doctor’s to protect against Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  A follow-up dose is often given in schools at the age of 4-5, but can also be given by your doctor. Two doses give your child better protection.

Young People's Health

Dr Eoin Spillane and Dr Mairead Cassidy have special interests in young people's health concerns. 


We can help you with common skin disorders, including acne, psoriasis and eczema. We also treat moles, warts, veruccae, ingrown toenails, etc.

Cervical Cancer Vaccine

The cervical cancer vaccine is available for girls and young women between 9 and 26. It is administered in three injections over 6 months. The vaccine needs to ordered and paid for in advance.