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Our Services

At Deenagh Medical Centre we provide a full range of medical services for the whole family.

Men’s Health

The ‘Executive Well Man Check-Up’ can include the following services as required:

  • Consultation with GP
  • Full Blood Tests ie Kidney and Thyroid function, Prostate (PSA) blood test, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL & Triglycerides, Fasting Glucose, Haemochromatosis Blood Test, Haemothology Profile (Full Blood Count)
  • Spirometry Test (Lung Function)
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Urine Test
  • B/P Monitor (Blood Pressure test)
  • Electrocardiograph Heart Tracing (ECG)
  • Diabetic Screening
  • Hearing Test
  • Eye Test

Women’s Health

We have lady doctors at our practice available for any issues you may have.

The Executive Well Woman Check-Up may include the following:

  • Consultation with the GP
  • Full Blood Tests i.e. Kidney, Liver and Thyroid function testing, Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides, Fasting Glucose, Haemothology Profile (Full Blood Count)
  • Breast Examination
  • Urine Test
  • BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • B/P Monitor (Blood Pressure test)
  • Spirometry Test (Lung Function)
  • Hearing Test
  • Eye Test
  • Diabetic screening
  • Adolescent health advice
  • Family planning / Contraception
  • Menopausal Screening and Management
  • Ring Pessary Fitting
  • Incontinance advice

Smear Tests
Deenagh Medical Practice is registered with the National Cervical Screening Programme/ Ladies between 25 and 60 are entitled to a free smear test every 3-5 years. In order to avail of this free smear you need to register with Cervical Check at www.cervicalcheck.ie or phone 1800 45 45 55. Please bring your letter of invitation for Cervical Check as well as your PPS number. Smear tests are best done midcycle (2 weeks after the first day of your last period). If you are no longer having periods you may book anytime.

Children’s Health

As part of the Antenatal Care, children will receive their 2 & 6 week check-up at the practice. The Childhood Vaccination Schedule is free to all children from 2 months on and it is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases. The risks from getting these diseases is greater than the risks associated with any side effects of immunisation.

Below is a list of the vaccination schedule in the months from actual childbirth.

BCG Tuberculosis Vaccine (given in maternity hospitals or at local HSE Clinics).

– 2 months: 6:1 & PVC
– 4 months: 6:1 & Meningitis C
– 6 months: 6:1 & PVC & Meningitis C
– 12 months: MMR & PVC
– 13 months: Hib Booster & Meningitis C
– 4 years: 4 in 1 & MMR Booster (Given in School)
– 12 years: Tdap (Given in School)

6:1 – Diphteria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio & Hib B & Hepatitis

PCV: Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine
Meningitis C – Meningococcal C
MMR: Measles, Mumps & Rubella
Tdap-IPV – Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus & Pertussis

A few weeks after the BCG Vaccine, a small red pimple usually appears at the site of the injection. The pimple will remain for a number of weeks and there may be a slight discharge. A scab will form over the injection site. This is normal. The scab will heal and leave a small scar.

After the vaccines your child’s injection site may be sore and they may have flu symptoms or a fever. This is also normal, but if you have any fears please contact your surgery and a medical professional will return your call. If your child has a raised temperature we advise that the appointment be rescheduled for a later date. For more information please refer to www.immunisations.ie

Antenatal Care

Deenagh Medical Practice is a member of the HSE’s Mother & Child Scheme. This provides expectant mothers with free antenatal care (pregnancy related visits only) as well as a 2 week (postnatal) check for the baby and a 6 week (postnatal) check for both mother and baby.

We have a designated antenatal clinic which runs on Mondays and Wednesdays and is covered by our in-house midwife.

Any queries you may have on lifestyle, medication, working conditions and overall antenatal care can be answered by our midwife.

Family Planning

Family Planning and sexual health is offered by our GPs at Deenagh Medical Practice. There are many different types of contraception services available. Your GP can consult with you as to which type may suit you best. They are happy to discuss contraception methods with all ages and confidentiality is guaranteed.

  • Combined Pill
  • Prescription-only Pill
  • Injectable Contraception
  • Emergency Contraception (Morning-after Pill)
  • Implannon Bar (Contraception Implants)
  • Mirena Coil (Intrauterine Device)
  • Male Contraception – counselling available with your GP on request

Combined Pill
One of the most popular forms of female contraception. There are many different brands of pills in Ireland. All fall under two different categories.

– Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill
When taken correctly it is 99% effective. It contains both Oestrogen and Progestrogen.

– Progestrogen-only Pill (Mini Pill)
also 99% effective when taken correctly. It does not contain Oestrogen and may be more suitable for breastfeeding mothers and older ladies.

Both of these drugs can only be prescribed by your GP who will require you to have a blood pressure check every 6 months. A one month prescription will be issued until an up to date blood pressure check is done.

Injectable Contraception
This injection is administered by the GP every 12 weeks. This is a long lasting hormonal method. Progestrogen-only injections are also suitable for breastfeeding mothers. Its has a 99% reliability when used properly. Injections may also help reduce heavy periods. Once removed, fertility returns to normal.

Emergency Contraception (Morning-after Pill)
Usually taken after unprotected sex. Ideally it should be taken within 12 hours but it can be taken up to 72 hours after.

Implanon Bar (Contraceptive Implants)
This is a tiny plastic device which is placed just under the skin in the arm. A local anesthetic will be administered for this procedure. It releases progestin in small doses and is 99% effective for 3 years. It can be removed at any time by a minor surgery procedure.

Intrauterine Devices
Mirena, Jaydess and Copper IUCD.

The Mirena Coil is a plastic T-shaped device releasing progestin and is effective for 5 years after insertion. It should be inserted between day 3/7 of the menstrual cycle. It is suitable if you want long term contraception. It is also used as a treatment for heavy periods.

Travel Vaccines & Designated Yellow Fever Centre

When you are planning a trip abroad, remember that travel vaccines will reduce your risk of developing illness. In some countries it is mandatory to be vaccinated prior to entry. You may be refused entry to a country without vaccination certification. At Deenagh Medical Practice we specialise in Travel Vaccination treatment. We are also a designated Yellow Fever centre.

Please inform reception when you are making an appointment for Travel Vaccines. It requires a consultation from a GP or a Nurse. When attending a travel vaccination consultation please bring a full itinerary list of your travels and any information or previous vaccines and trips.

The earlier you make your appointment prior to your departure date the greater the immunity cover can be. However, in some destinations you may still get sufficient cover up to 2 weeks before your trip.

For more information see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Full List of Medical Services

A
– A General check-up
– A consultation on any aspect of your health
– Antenatal/pregnancy care
– Antenatal Classes and advice
– Asthma Clinic
– Audiometry – hearing tests

B
– Baby developmental checks and vaccines
– Bladder care and advice
– Blood pressure monitoring 24hr
– Blood pressure tests
– Blood tests and Phlebotomy
– Breast examinations/referral for mammograms
– Breast-feeding advice and support

C
– Cancer screening
– Cervical Cancer Prevention Vaccine
– Cervical smear tests
– Chlamydia/STI screening
– Children’s health
– Chronic disease management
– Coagulation/Warfarin monitoring, immediate INR results
– Contraception – see Women’s Health section
– Counselling
– Cryotherapy – treatment for warts, genital warts, verrucae, skin tags etc

D
– Defibrillator on site
– Diabetes screening and care
– Dietician
– Driving medicals
– Driving Licence renewal medicals

E
– Ear syringing
– ECG heart tracing
– Emergency contraception
– Executive medicals

F
– Family planning
– Fat scan
– Fertility tests
– Flu vaccinations
– Foreign travel vaccines

H
– Haemochromatosis screening and venesection
– Heart disease screening and monitoring
– Heartwatch programme
– Hepatitis screening/vaccination
– HSE Primary Care Team

I
– Immunisations
– Implanon contraceptive implant/bar
– Insurance medicals/reports

J
– Joint steroid injections

M
– Mammogram referrals
– Management of chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes
– Maternity care
– Medical legal reports
– Menopause advice/HRT
– Men’s sexual health/impotence assessment and treatment
– Minor surgery
– Mirena Coil insertion/removal
– Mochromatosis diagnosis and ongoing management

N
– Nebuliser
– Nursing services

O
– Occupational Medical services
– Osteoporosis Screening (measure of bone density)

P
– Paediatric facilities
– Peak flow meter
– PMA reports
– Post-natal care
– Pre-employment medicals
– Pregnancy care
– Pregnancy tests and counselling
– Pre-pregnancy care and tests
– Prostate cancer screening

R
– Referral to Hospital Consultants
– Removal of coils
– Removal of stitches/wound care
– Respiratory Health care

S
– Sexual health care and STI screening
– Six week checks for baby and mum
– Skin Conditions
– Smoking Cessation advice
– Solicitor reports
– Spirometry – lung function tests
– Student Health
– Swab tests

T
– Teenage health (confidential service)
– Travel health and vaccines

U
– Urine tests for diabetes/kidney disease/infection/drugs screen

V
– Venesection for Haemochromatosis

W
– Warfarin /coagulation monitoring, immediate INR results
– Weight management
– Well Man checks
– Well Woman checks
– Wound care and dressings
– Women’s Health

Y
Yellow Fever Approved Vaccine Centre