Tots to Teens


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

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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

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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!

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 www.undertheweather.ie. 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 http://www.eastmed.co.nz/paracetamol-dose-calculator.php 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:

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 http://www.immunisation.ie/

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. 

Dermatology

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.