Health Suites

This is a growing area of services and facilities. Professionals currently available to help you with your health care needs are:

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
-Breast examination
-Assessment of pelvic floor
-Full Gynaecological assessment
-FRAX score to assess risk of osteoporosis
-Blood tests include: Full blood count, kidney and liver function, thyroid function, hormone assessment, Vitamin D and Calcium levels.

COST 150 euro
+/- referral for DEXA scan 120 euro
+/- ECG based in risk factors 30 euro

Tel; (051)852999

Lisa Shine

Qualification: Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) MSc SLT Registration: CORU registered: SL​018644 and ​IASLT registered


 Lisa has a Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy with Dysphagia Qualification, therefore, there is peace of mind that you’ll receive a professional and friendly service.

Chipper Chatter Speech and Language Therapy is a privately run practice, first established in 2011. It has been built upon the foundations of expertise, experience and a genuine love for all things speech and language.

Speech and Language Therapy is offered to children and adults with communication or EDS (eating, drinking, swallowing) difficulties. Assessment and treatment is provided in your own home, at a day and time that works best for you and your family. I take great pride in offering as much support as I can before, during, and after appointments, and I encourage the client or parent to contact me any time of the day or night (and they have!). For me, this is the benefit of working for myself, rather than a company or clinic.

Practice Name
Chipper Chatter Speech and Language Therapy Services



Tel: 086 8832722

Health Insurance: you may claim money back via your health insurance provider, or claim 20% tax back via the Med 1 tax form.

At Chipper Chatter the philosophy is simple…if it’s evidence based, supportive, fun and goal orientated, it’s for us.

The Allergy Clinic

Suite 19, Blackrock Clinic, Rock Road, Blackrock, Co.Dublin, is now available at The Health  Suites in Waterford Medical  Centre.

We’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. We believe that our patients deserve the best care, and we make every effort to make sure you always feel welcome and at ease.
Whether its you or your child coming in for a skin prick test or patch testing or a more complex treatment, our dedicated team of health practitioners has the skills and resources to manage all your health needs. We can’t wait to help you feel better today.

Skin prick test Price.


The gold standard of allergy tests – Skin prick testing includes some of the following:

Pollen, Grass, Trees, Dust mite, Cats, dogs etc. The full food pyramid. i.e Dairy and eggs. Fruit, chicken, meat, shellfish, nuts. Latex, (rubber gloves, condoms).

We also test for allergic reaction to Penicillin as it’s the most widely used antibiotic across the medical field.

Patch Testing 


Patch testing is a specialist procedure prescribed by your dermatology doctor and carried out by our allergy nurse specialist to find out whether your skin condition is caused or aggravated by an allergy to substances which have come into contact with your skin.

This is called contact allergy.

Substances that cause an allergic reaction are called allergens. They can be found at home, at work or in leisure activities.

There are approximately 40 substances which are most frequently in contact with the skin such as natural rubber latex, preservatives, metals, perfumes, cosmetics, leather chemicals, lanolin and plants among others. Additional substances are sometimes added to this list if it is thought they may trigger your skin condition. You may also be tested with some of your own work or home products, such as personal toiletries.

Rast testing (blood testing)


Blood tests test for a range of allergies, including food allergies, drug allergies, seasonal allergies, and pet allergies.

Along with diagnosing current allergies, blood tests can be used as part of the testing and treatment process that doctors use to test the progress of allergies in young children.

The presence and changes of lgE antibodies in the blood help a doctor to determine the progression of allergies that starts in infancy and progresses through childhood.

Doctors tended to avoid skin tests for infants, however research suggests that using blood testing procedures to diagnose allergies early in a person’s life can provide the following benefits:

  • the ability to start allergy intervention treatment earlier

  • avoidance of dangerous reactions to food allergens in infants

  • the potential to prevent the development of asthma,

  • a reduction in outbreaks of eczema


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Stephanie Beasant B.Sc, D.Pod.M, S.C.P.I, S.R.Ch  (U.K)

Stephanie trained as a Podiatrist  over three years full-time at Cardiff School of podiatry, qualifying in 1992.
Stephanie then went to work in Bristol NHS Trust , gaining experience in all aspects of footcare including problems associated with  Diabetes and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Stephanie moved to Ireland in 1994 to continue working in both hospital and private environments locally.
Podiatry / Chiropody care includes treatments of toenails, calluses, corns, foot ulcers, bursitis, verrucae, insoles and orthotic devices.


T: 1890 333 777



Spectrum Physio

As part of Spectrum  Health  Group,  the  Physio Company  is  widely  recognised as Ireland’s largest private Chartered, with over 30 clinics nationwide is  now available in  the Health  Suites in  Waterford Medical Centre.

At The Physio Company,  our focus is always on our patients and ensuring that we offer not just excellent medical  standards, but a great customer service experience.

All our Physiotherapists are Chartered which means they  are members of the Irish  Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP),  the world recognised professional  body  for Physiotherapists in  Ireland.

Our Physios regularly partake in internal  and recognised external  professional  development courses to  further their knowledge, expand their skill set and expertise, and meet training guidelines set down by The Physio Company,  so  you  can be assured of high  quality  care.

Some Services We Offer:


-Back and Neck  Pain

-Balance and Falls

-Dry  Needling

-Manipulation and Mobilisation

-Musculoskeletal Injury  Treatment


-Paediatric Physio



Our Fees:

30minute treatment- 60euro

45 minute treatment -85euro

60minute treatment- 105euro

Home Visit (30 minute) – 105euro

student/medical  card holder discount (30min) –  10 euro off

Orthotics/custom made Orthotics- 45 /245euro


T: 1890 333 777



Marie Nevin maguire

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Our services are enhanced by the presence for our resident counsellor Marie Nevin Magurie, who has many years of experience working in the health care environment. She has a broad range of expertise and experience in dealing with psychological and emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, sexual abuse and relationship problems.

If you have any mental health problems please don’t hesitate to make an appointment which can be arranged confidentially with Marie by calling her on 087 9263611.

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Having witnessed for herself the amazing benefits of acupuncture and full of curiosity about how it worked, Deirdre embarked on a 3 year study progamme with Acupuncture Foundation Ireland and qualified as an Acupuncturist. She strongly believes that Acupuncture and a healthy approach to one’s lifestyle can greatly improve one’s health and wellbeing.

Deirdre subsequently took additional courses as follows:

  • Pain Relief with Dr Richard Tan, author of many books on the “Balance Method”, a system which can give immediate relief from pain.
  • Fertility and pregnancy care with Debra Betts, author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Childbirth.
  • Abdominal acupuncture – a very gentle but powerful treatment using the abdomen to treat the whole body.
  • Nutrition with Daverick Leggett, author of “Recipes for Self-Healing”
  • NADA protocol, auricular acupuncture for addiction, detox and stress relief.

Deirdre is a registered member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association. Treatments are approved by major health insurers e.g. VHI, Laya etc.

PHONE NO. 086 8631666
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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture originated in China where it has been practised for thousands of years. Treatment involves the insertion of single use sterile, hair-thin needles into the skin, This relatively painless procedure stimulates blood flow, circulation and energy, thereby promoting natural healing and improved functioning. Deirdre’s kind and compassionate approach ensures that you will feel relaxed and at ease during your treatment. A detailed health history will be taken before you receive your first treatment. Client confidentiality is assured.

How can acupuncture help you?

  • Drug-free pain relief
  • Effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments
  • A holistic treatment approach, linking mind and body
  • Assists in prevention of disease and in maintaining general well-being.

While well known for its effectiveness in treating stress, anxiety and pain, Acupuncture gives safe and effective relief for a variety of illnesses such as arthritis, headaches/migraine, menstrual, PMS, menopause, respiratory, sinus, digestive, skin, cancer support and mental health issues. It can also help fertility issues and is known to support IVF treatment. In fact, the World Health Organisation recognises over 120 conditions which respond well to acupuncture.

MAUREEN RYAN: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST   Telephone: 083 305 1330  Email:


Maureen Ryan Occupational Therapist has started clinic hours in Waterford Medical Centre (Tuesday mornings).

Occupational therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2010)


Maureen’s particular interest is children -who are experiencing developmental delay- including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) DCD (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Dyspraxia) and Sensory processing difficulties.

Some of the issues to contact the Occupational Therapist for advice on are :

Young Child/ Preschool Age  Feeding  Pre-writing skills  Sensory processing (struggling with sounds or clothing or food) Balance skills  Dressing  Play Turn taking  Emotional self-regulation Developing dressing skills Developing hand skills  Gross motor skills- rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, stairs, bikes etc.  Sleep.  Tummy time  Using two hands together


Primary School   Toileting-independence Self feeding- managing cutlery Handwriting- speed, accuracy, endurance Scissors Dressing- orientation, buttons, laces Balance Core strength Fitness and sports participation Calm behaviour Attention- maintaining and maximising Organisation – self, space, time, belongings Sensory processing  Using both sides of the body, using 2 sides together

Post Primary  Balance and co-ordination Social participation Support for State Examinations (Junior/Leaving Cert)  Handwriting vs Typing Attention Organisational abilities


If you would like further information or advice, please contact Maureen by phone or email. A medical referral is preferred to identify or exclude any medical issues. Parents will be asked to complete a background information sheet with details of the child’s developmental history, and information on their concerns.

Charlotte trained in Pilates in 2007 and since then has completed a number of specific courses in back-care Pilates, equipment based Pilates,  pre and post natal Pilates, reformer Pilates and BarreConcept. Charlotte always had a ‘bad-back’ from a weak core and playing too much  sport, she subsequently had back  surgery in 2008. Her recovery  was fast due to  her knowledge and experience in  Pilates. This has been of great benefit to her when  people who  attend her classes have similar experience of back pain. People of all ages and level, men and women are welcome to  attend her classes. Pilates is for everybody.

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Book directly  with  Charlotte on  087 2162619