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A range of blood tests are available for health investigation and screening.

  • Full Blood Count
  • Fasting Cholesterol / Lipids
  • Fasting Glucose – for early detection of Diabetes
  • Bone Profile
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Haematinics ( Iron, Folate, Ferritin, Vitamin B12) – for Anaemia
  • Hormone Profile – for Fertility / Menopause / Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Liver Function Tests
  • PSA – Prostate Cancer
  • Uric Acid – for Gout

And many other tests upon consultation with a Doctor.
Fasting blood test appointments are available until 10.45am

Is available by appointment for the following services:

  • Vaccinations – Child/Seasonal/Travel
  • Cervical Screening
  • Health Promotion – Smoking Cessation
  • Wound Care – Advice & Dressings
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Cryotherapy
  • ECG recordings
  • Diet Advice – Cholesterol/Diabetes/Weight Loss
  • Infant Feeding & Nutrition
  • Blood Tests;
  • Diabetes Management
  • Nebuliser Treatment
  • Ear Syringing
  • Antenatal Care

Sexual Health

For couples experiencing difficulty in conceiving, we can help with initial tests. It is easier (but not essential) if both partners are registered with us.

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues  that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it’s important to be screened if you may be at risk. We can screen for, diagnose and treat the common STIs in both women and men.

Symptoms of each STI can vary from local symptoms affecting the genitals, to symptoms that affect various other parts of the body. The following is not a full list of all possible symptoms. However, these are the common symptoms to look out for:

  • A vaginal discharge.
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • A discharge from the penis
  • A sore, ulcer, rash, or lump that appears on the penis or around the vagina, vulva or anus.
  • Pain when you have sex.
  • Pain when you pass urine (although the common reason for this is a urine infection and not a STI).
  • Swelling of the glands in your groin.

But remember, in many cases of STI, no symptoms may develop. However, you can still pass on the infection to others even if you have no symptoms. Therefore, if you think that you may have a STI, it is best to see a doctor.

Travel Health

We offer pre-travel health checks; travel health advice service; plus vaccination & anti-malarial prophylaxis recommendat ions; for patients over 16years old only.
If you are planning foreign travel, you should book a consultation with the doctor or the practice nurse well in advance. Ideally, book your appointment at least four to six weeks before your planned trip.Your individual requirements will be assessed based on your destination, length of trip, previous vaccinations and medical history. You will need a medical consultation to ensure you are safe to travel and to receive vaccination.
Requirements can change, for any country, according to various outbreaks. Most of Europe, Australia and North America do not need particular vaccinations for travel, but if you are unsure it is best to discuss this with us. Vaccinations commonly recommended for travel to certain parts of Asia, Africa and Central or South America include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio. Hepatitis B vaccination is advised for long stay travellers (greater than 4 weeks) in certain areas, or people who may be exposed through occupational activity. Hepatitis B vaccination requires a course of three injections at separate intervals.

Mental Health

There are many conditions that can affect a person’s mental health. These include: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Insomnia, Stress and Other Mood – related Conditions. Our team is trained to assist you, in a compassionate, confidential setting. We can offer individual tailored advice, medication or specialist referral. A trained Counsellor / Psychotherapist is available for sessions.

Health Screening

  • Allergy Testing
  • Blood Pressure Assessment & Advice
  • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Fasting cholesterol blood tests & advice
  • ECGs – for assessing Cardiac Status
  • Spirometry – to measure Lung Function

Health Promotion

If you notice a lump, change in a mole or abnormal bleeding you should make an appointment to have this checked by a Doctor. If you have persistent problems such as, a cough, hoarseness, change in bowel habit or unexplained weight loss, these should also prompt a review with a doctor. It is recommended that women check their breasts regularly, have a mammogram and cervical smear test done in accordance with Health Guidelines. Men should check their testicles periodically and discuss any prostatic symptoms with their Doctor. Wearing sun protection, examining your skin for changes, and stopping smoking are simple risk reduction measures.

Lifestyle Advice – Please make an appointment to discuss any concerns.

One of the best things you can do for your health: Smoking cessation advice is available to help smokers stop smoking. Apart from general advice, support and encouragement, we can offer prescriptions for nicotine replacement or other medication proven to help smokers stop – such as Zyban or Champix.

Please make an appointment with a doctor or nurse in the clinic.
Alternatively a smoking cessation clinic is available in Connolly Hospital.
Contact: 01 6465075

Weight Management – A Dietetic service is available by appointment.

Health Managment

Many common clinical conditions can be assessed, diagnosed and treated within the clinic by our team, in addition to less common, worrying, or more embarrassing complaints which need to be discussed with your doctor. Information relating to some symptoms or common complaints, as well as guides to “what to do” are available in our FAQs and Health Advice sections. Examples of common consultation topics are;-

Acute Illness: Back pain, Burns, Chest Infections, Diarrhoea, Fever, Nausea & Vomiting etc
Chronic Illness: Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure etc

Medicals

Most medicals require a longer appointment – please inform reception when booking your appointment. Examples:

Driving Licence
Insurance Policy/Claim
Medico-Legal Report
Pre-employment

Medical Certification

This includes examination and assessment of fitness for Disability, Social Welfare or Sick Notes for Work. Medical Certification

Dermatology

Advice & Treatment for a variety of Skin Complaints – with specialist referral where appropriate.

Cryotherapy – (freezing warts & other skin lesions) Cryotherapy Info Leaflet

Vaccination

Childhood  Immunisation schedule
Influenza; Pneumococcal
Occupational – Hepatitis A&B or Tetanus

Travel Travel Health

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Flu vaccinations – Protection should be considered for persons at special risk. Use of the vaccine can minimise the use of antibiotics and time lost from work. We particularly recommend this for our patients with heart, lung and kidney disease, diabetes and some other chronic diseases, or those who are meeting large numbers of people during the course of their day. It is also recommended for older people and for residents of nursing or rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff for details of the dates of our flu vaccination clinics.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over
  • people with a serious medical condition
  • people living in a residential or nursing home
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
  • People with a BMI over 40
  • All pregnant women

Complementary Therapists

We are fortunate in having complementary therapists providing services within the clinic. Appointments can be made at the reception desk or by phoning 01 8219530. Please note that these are experienced therapists, registered with their respective professional bodies, but independent of Oakwood Medical Clinic. Unfortunately their services are not available on the medical card, but some discounted fees are available at their discretion.

Dr Quinn’s particular interest is the use of wrinkle relaxing injections. These are most commonly used to treat frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet. He is a trainer for a national company in the UK, teaching other healthcare professionals how to administer them. The same agent is also commonly used to treat excessive sweating.
Dr Quinn also has extensive experience in the use of dermal fillers including Restylane, Teosyal and Juvederm Ultra. These are typically used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines and to enhance lips and cheeks.
In addition he is trained in provision of Sculptra, a long lasting, clinically-proven treatment that can smooth deep lines and wrinkles to restore facial volume lost by the body’s natural ageing process.

Appointments
Dr Quinn is available for consultation on alternate Friday afternoons.
Appointments may be booked directly via his website; or you may leave contact details with
Oakwood Medical Clinic @ 01 8219530; for his secretary to arrange an appointment by return telephone call.
Email:
[email protected]
Web: qclinics.co.uk QCLINICS infinitely more beautiful.

Cost – Consultation is 50 euro, redeemable against any procedure carried out.

Price List

Wrinkle Relaxing Injections
Juvederm Ultra
Sculptra
from 250 euro
from 300 euro
from 500 euro

Treatment of everyday problems is more often referred to as counselling but the term is sometimes used interchangeably with “psychotherapy”. Therapy usually includes increasing individual sense of well-being and reducing subjective discomforting experiences.
Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behaviour change and that are designed to improve the mental health of an individual, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family). Sharon works with individual adults or adolescents.
Her areas of interest include: Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement/Loss, Depression, Family Issues, Low Self Esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviours and Sexual Abuse. In addition Sharon provides one-to-one Stress Management consultations.

Appointments are available on Thursday afternoons and evenings;
Cost 60 euro       Session Duration one hour
For any queries, or to arrange an appointment:
Email: [email protected] Phone: 086 8611913

Appointments: Available twice a month, on alternate Tuesday evenings from 5pm until 7pm.

For any queries, or to arrange an appointment – contact Oakwood Medical Clinic @ 01 8219530
Fees*: New patients: 75 euro (30 minute consultation)
Review patients: 45euro (15-20 minute consultation)
*Reduced rates available for medical card holders, please contact reception for details.

Particular areas of experience include:

Healthy Eating
Coeliac disease
Pregnancy
Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
Cholesterol Lowering
Weight reduction
Bowel Disorders (Diverticular Disease)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Unintentional weight loss

Physiotherapy – a doctor’s referral may be required for treatment.

What else can we help you with? Comments

The above list is not exhaustive, but serves as guide to commonly requested services, please discuss with your Doctor any request for specialist services, we are here to assist you.
Both General Medical Services & Non-GMS service provision of the above where appropriate