Due to  the surge in  COVID  infection  the   HSE has asked us to  prioritize the COVID  Vaccination  booster campaign. We are running mass vaccination clinics in the practice. Any  patient over 16 years who is registered with  the practice who is 3 months after their 2nd COVID vaccine is due a booster. Except where you…

Flu is an acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is spread by coughing or sneezing and is very contagious. Symptoms include; high fever, sore throat, dry cough, aches and pains in the limbs, headache and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Flu is usually self limiting and recovery takes 2-7 days, but it can…

Covid-19  is a new  illness that can  affect your lungs and airways, it is caused by  a virus called Coronavirus. It can take up to 14 days for the symptoms of Coronavirus to  appear. The most common symptoms  are:  cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties,  fever. Other symptoms include fatigue, headaches,  sore throat,  aches and…

Waterford Medical Centre is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Waterford Menopause Clinic’ with Dr Sharon O’Donnell, who has vast experience in managing women’s health and the menopause. An Hour long consultation with Dr Sharon O’ Donnell will include: -Full history -Assessment of menopausal symptoms -Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors -Examination of heart and lungs…

Health Suites News!

We are delighted to  welcome more health  care professionals to  the Health  Suites in  Waterford Medical  Centre: Spectrum Health providing Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Psychotherapy Services: contact 1890 333 777   www.spectrumhealth.ie The Allergy Clinic, Blackrock Clinic; contact (085)8586077    theallergyclinic.ie Lisa Shine Speech and Language Therapist; contact (086)8832722  www.chipperchatter.com For further information  see our Health Suite…

24 hour blood pressure monitoring is available free to all patients with a medical card or doctor visit only card. The use of 24 hour blood pressure monitoring is best practice in diagnosing high  blood pressure and  ensuring patients are adequately treated on  their blood pressure medication. It also helps to out-rule ‘white coat hypertension’,  this is when  a patients blood…

Cervical Cancer Screening

Free cervical smear testing for women aged 25-60 years under the National Cervical Screening Programme. Cervical check issue letters of invitation to all women aged 25-60 years, through the national PPS number database. You can choose to self register with Cervical Check by logging on to www.cervicalcheck.ie and follow link to Self register opt-in, or alternatively you…

Breast Cancer Screening

Free Breast Cancer screening is available through Breast Check, a government funded programme which invites women aged 50 to 64 for a free mammogram on an area-by-area basis every two years. The aim of Breast Check is to reduce deaths from breast cancer by finding and treating the disease at an early stage. The doctors…