Our Services

Our Services

General Practice 

Glenview Clinic aims to provide excellence in medical care to all our patients.  We are committed to the promotion of good health.  We treat acute and chronic illness, including Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, COPD, Hypercholesterolaemia.  We are active both in health promotion and disease prevention.


Health Screening - Well Woman/Well Man clinic

The purpose of Health Screening is to diagnose illness at an early stage and, therefore, facilitate earlier treatment which can be more effective.  It also helps identify risk factors for certain diseases.  The doctor may be able to help you alter your lifestyle which can improve the outcome.

Conditions we are particularly screening for are:  Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Asthma and Chronic Kidney Disease. 

When a patient attends for full Health Screening, the doctor will take a full history and perform a thorough examination.  The nurse will perform an ECG, blood tests and urinalysis.  She will also check your height, weight and BMI.   Other tests can also be performed, if required.

Women having health screening will also be offered  Breast Examination.  Cervical Screening is a normal part of Health Screening and for those eligible, this is a free service under Cervical Check.

Men having health screening will also be offered Testicular Examination and Prostate Examination (where appropriate).


Family Planning and Contraception

If you are planning a pregnancy, we can offer advice to you and your partner.  It is recommended to take Folic Acid for three months prior to conception and for the first twelve weeks of pregnancy.  It is also recommended to have your Rubella status (German Measles) checked with a blood test, prior to conceiving.  

We provide a full Contraception service:

  • Contraceptive Pill
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Contraceptive depot injections
  • Mirena insertion and removal
  • Emergency contraception
  • Unplanned Pregnancy - Help and Advice

 

Note:  For registered patients of the practice, you can book an appointment with our practice nurse, Margaret, for routine repeat pill prescriptions.


Blood Testing

Bloods are currently carried out on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

Some blood tests require fasting.  Please check with surgery when making the appointment.   For these bloods, an early appointment time is recommended. 


Childhood Immunisation

Chilhood immunisation is a simple safe and effective way of protecting your child against certain diseases.

Our Practice Nurse administers immunisations according to the schedule in Ireland:

  • '6 in 1' - made up of Diphtheria, tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis B, Whooping Cough or Pertussis, and Hib (Haemophilus Influenza B).  This is given at 2, 4 and 6 months of age.  The Hib is also given at 13 months.
  • MMR - Measles, Mumps and Rubella, which is given at 12 months.
  • Pneumoccocal Vaccine - given at 2, 6 and 12 months.
  • Meningococcal C Vaccine - given at 4, 6, and 13 months.

 

Please note - the BCG, the vaccine against Tuberculosis is given at birth or soon after in the hospital or Community Health Clinic. 


 STI Screening 

Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the increase.  If you are sexually active, it is recommended to look after your sexual health by being screened, as not all STIs have symptoms. STIs affect both heterosexual and homosexual people.  Some STIs can only be diagnosed clinically but there are many for which there are specific tests.

The doctors and nurse in Glenview Clinic provide confidential, friendly consultations for screening, diagnosing and treating STIs.   Please do not feel embarassed about sexual health screening.  This is a normal part of good health.  

  •      STI tests using blood samples are used for HIV, Syphillis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.
  •      Swabs or urine can be used to test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
  •      Genital herpes and Genital warts are two STIs which cannot be screened.  These are diagnosed clinically.
  •      Hepatitis B can be spread through sexual intercourse.  This disease can be prevented through immunisation.  Hepatitis B Vaccine is  available at Glenview Clinic.

 


 Adult Immunisation

  • Influenza -   Flu Vaccine (from September onwards)
  • Pneumonia - Pneumoccocal Vaccine
  • Tetanus & Diptheria
  • Note:   Adults aged 65 years and over, and people with certain medical illnesses including chronic lung heart or kidney disease, diabetes or those with a suppressed immune system or those who have had a splenectomy should receive the flu vaccine, and may require the pneumococcal vaccine.

 


 24 Hour ABPM (Blood Pressure)

 


 ECG

 


 Antenatal/Postnatal

We provide Antenatal care for women under the Combined Antenatal Scheme.  This covers Hospital and G.P. visits which are part of care during a pregnancy. The Clinic will assit you in registrating with Combined Antenatal Care Scheme.  

 


Cervical Smear (Cervical check)

Cervical smear tests are an extremely important and effective screening tool used to detect early changes in the cervix prior to development of cervical cancer. They are free to those women between the ages of 25 and 60 under the government sponsored Cervical Screening Programme.

Cervical Smears are usually taken by our practice nurse and ideally should be taken mid cycle, i.e. between day 10 and day 18, if you have a 28 day cycle.

There is now a vaccine, 'Gardasil', to help prevent the development of cervical cancer. HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is the major cause of cervical cancer and this vaccine is highly effective in preventing HPV infection.  It protects against 4 types of HPV, two of which are responsible for approximately 70% of cervical cancer.  It also gives protection against the development of genital warts.  This vaccine should be given prior to becoming sexually active and being exposed to HPV.  


Cryotherapy for warts, varrucae, skin lesions, etc

 


Sports Injury and Rehabilitation 

Dr. O'Connor has a Diploma in Sports Medicine and is a member of the Faculty of Sports and Excercise Medicine.  He has a keen interest in Sports Medicine.  We will assess and treat injuries.  We also do joint injections.

 


Minor Surgery including removal of moles and skin lesions

  • Abscess drainage
  • Stitching of wounds in emergencies
  • Removal of foreign bodies e.g. timber, glass etc.
  • Removal of moles & pigmented lesions
  • Skin biopsy - to help & confirm the diagnosis of skin lesions
  • Removal of sebaceous cysts
  • Joint Injection - tennis elbow, golfers elbow, arthritis of the knee, etc.
  • Removal of skin tags
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen to freeze)  - wart, verrucas & other skin lesions.
  • Injections for excessive sweating (armpits)

 Aesthetic Medicine

  • Anti-wrinkle treatment (botox injections)
  • Fillers
  • Facial Peels 

 


 Travel Health

Glenview Clinic is a  registered Yellow Fever Vaccine centre.  We offer advice on worldwide travel vaccination recommendations and malaria prevention.  Your individual requirements will be assessed based on your destination, length of trip, previous vaccinations and medical history.  You will have a medical consultation to ensure you are safe to travel and be immunised.  You will also be given general advise about travelling, particularly in tropical countries, and advised about necessary medication to take with you on your travels.  

Please see www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.   We would like your trip to be memorable for the right reasons!

We administer the following vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Typhoid Vaccine
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Diptheria Tetanus and Polio Vaccine
  • Rabies Vaccine

 

The international Yellow Fever certificate becomes valid 10 days after the date on which the vaccine was received.

We recommend commencing your travel vaccinations six weeks prior to travelling.  Some vaccinations, e.g. Hepatitis B require three doses and may take longer.  However, if you have left it later than this, it is still very important to be immunised because you wil still get partial cover which is more benefical than no vaccine.  


 Dermatology

Dr. Kearney has a Diploma in Dermatology and has  a keen interest in skin diseases.  She carries out skin biopsies.

 


 Ear Syringing

 


 Driving Licence Medical

 

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