Doctor in Killarney
Park Medical Practice
At Park Medical Practice all of our staff are committed to providing an efficient, quality assured, family doctor service caring for all your medical needs in a courteous, professional and confidential manner.
Dr Gary Stack, Dr Fidelma Cronin & Dr Andrew O' Regan are full time GP's at the practice.
The Park Medical Practice located at Park Road, Killarney was established by Dr Gary Stack in 1988. During the last three decades the practice has grown significantly, consistently providing a wide range of high quality medical services to the local community.
COVID-19 PATIENT CONSULTATIONS
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to change the way in which we work.
The majority of patient consultations will take place remotely, either by phone or video link however, where it is deemed appropriate or necessary patients will be asked to attend the surgery for a face to face consultation.
It is of the upmost importance that our patients continue to seek medical advice for serious conditions of if they develop symptoms that cause concern.
We continue to be available for any urgent/acute medical needs, as well as routine pregnancy care, childhood vaccinations, and urgent blood tests/investigations. Please telephone the surgery on 064 6634111 make these appointments.
If you think you may be infected, or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call 064 66 34111.
STRICTLY – No walk in patients allowed
Upon arrival please phone reception and let them know you have arrived. Please remain outside the building or in your car until your appointment.
We would kindly request that you wear a mask/face covering as you enter the building, this is for your safety and the safety of our team.
All patients will be respectfully requested to use our hand sanitizer stations in the hall way or clinical rooms upon arrival and when leaving the surgery. We have introduced social distancing within our practice.
All our high touch public areas have been identified and are being disinfected frequently throughout the day.
Our clinical team adhere to strict policy on wearing PPE, which includes disposable gloves and face masks, and are actively disinfecting each clinic room in between each patient.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of Covid 19 to appear.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
a cough – this can be any kind of cough (read more here)
A shortness of breath
High Temperature or chills
Other symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, sore throat, aches and pains in the body
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate immediately and contact us on 064 6634111. Read more about self isolation here.
Please do not come to the surgery.
One of our team members will access you over the phone.
The Covid-19 vaccine programme is expected to commence in mid to late February 2021. Your Covid-19 vaccine will offer you protection from catching the virus.
It is currently proposed that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 two-dose vaccine will be delivered to patients by GPs. Certain patient groups will be prioritised first, starting with Over-85s, followed by those Over-70 etc. If you want to find out which prioritisation group you are in, or when you will be offered a vaccine, please visit https://www2.hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine/
We will contact target-patient groups when the vaccine arrives to the surgery.
Please do not call or email the practice to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine, as we will direct you to the website for further information. We will have no discretion in who we can give the vaccines to, as vaccine delivery can only be as per the HSE guidelines above
We will contact all eligible patients when we are given stock and there is clarity on which target groups we should vaccinate.
It is vital we have your correct contact details on file, if you have changed your mobile phone number in recent months, please contact the surgery to update these details.
Repeat Prescription Requests
If you require your repeat prescription, please ensure you allow 3 working days. Your GP will require time to check and prepare your prescription. We will email your prescription directly to your pharmacy of choice. A fee of €20 will apply to private scripts.
Make an Appointment
Appointments must be made for all consultations.
Call in or Call us on 064-6634111 to book your next appointment. You can also book your next appointment at reception on leaving.
We try to accommodate emergencies and particularly ill children, even if surgeries are full.
For “Out of Hours” service, contact SouthDoc @ 1850 335 999.
Where to Find Us
9:00am – 12:30pm
2:00pm – 5:30pm
Outside of Surgery Hours please contact SOUTHDOC on 1850 335 999
Mon to Fri from 6pm to 8am Weekend Friday 6pm to 8am Monday morning
Heart of Killarney
The Heart of Killarney is an initiative to increase awareness of the locations of public access AEDs. The Phone Box AED is the latest initiative to help make Killarney become the most ‘heart safe’ town in Ireland. The AED unit is located in an iconic telephone box on Main Street, in the heart of Killarney town centre. There are currently 13 public access AEDs in Killarney. These devices have been proven to significantly improve the chances of survival for someone who has an ‘out of hospital’ cardiac arrest.The Heart of Killarney compliments the existing services in achieving the overall goal of reducing the number of lives lost to sudden cardiac arrests each year.
Dr Ayo Abioye
We would like to welcome our new GP registrar Dr Ayo Abioye to the practice. Dr Ayo will be with us from January 2020 to July 2021.
Welcoming Dr Andrew O' Regan
Dr Gary Stack and Dr Fidelma Cronin would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Andrew O' Regan. Dr O' Regan joined the practice in October 2019.
Planning to Travel Abroad?
Reduce the risk of getting sick by having the correct vaccinations before you go. We provide a full travel vaccination service.
Please make an appointment as soon as you know your travel plans and we will be glad to arrange the immunisations that you need. Some vaccinations may require a course of injections so please come to see us well in advance of travel. To make an appointment Tel: 064 - 6634111
Welcoming Nurse Juliette Casey
Dr Gary Stack and Dr Fidelma Cronin would like to welcome Nurse Juliette Casey to the practice.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Men are more likely to suffer form high blood pressure than women, with an estimated one million people in Ireland currently at risk, according to the latest research from the Irish Heart Charity.
This "silent Killer" often goes undetected as many of those who suffer from high blood pressure often feel fine.
Undetected high blood pressure leads to an increased risk of Stroke, Heart disease, Kidney damage and even can threaten sight or cause ulcers in certain patients especially if Diabetes is alongside high BP.
If a high reading is picked up we can organize 24 Blood Pressure Monitoring - which is free to medical Card Holders, and details for all are available at reception.
Saturday mornings - emergency appointments
Please note with effect from 8th October 2016 SouthDoc will cover all emergency appointments on a Saturday morning for patients of Park Medical Practice. Our premises will close at 6pm on a Friday evening and reopen on a Monday morning. From 6pm on Friday until 8am on Monday please contact SouthDoc on 1850 335 999.
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Caring for Carers - New Resource Launched for Ireland’s former Family Carers
A new resource was launched to support people whose caring has ended - as they enter a new phase in their lives. When caring ends many family carers experience a range of emotions - grief, exhaustion, isolation - a real void in their lives can emerge. The booklet outlines options for returning to paid work, volunteering, further education - as well as online supports and counselling services.
HSE launches its National Medical Card Online
This service enables people for the first time to apply online for a Medical Card quickly and easily using the step by step guide.
Users can find out if they are eligible for a Medical Card immediately, and if they are, their application will be processed in 15 working days. This online service conveniently allows applicants to scan and upload documents and other information, and no longer requires a visit to a GP to stamp paper forms. People aged 16 years and older will be able to apply or renew their Medical Card eligibility using the new online service using their computer, tablet or mobile phone. Full details about the National Medical Card Online service are available at www.medicalcard.ie
Child Immunisation Tracker
Need to know when to book your child's next vaccination? This tool will help to simplify the process for parents and will be particularly useful when it comes to reminders. Sign up to receive reminders with the child Immunisation Tracker:
The National Bowel Screening Programme
Did you know if you are aged between 60-69 the National Bowel Screen Programme offers free bowel screening for both men and women? Bowel screening aims to find bowel cancer at an early stage in people who have no symptoms. The bowel screening test does not tell you if you have bowel cancer but it might tell you that you need more tests. Check that you are registered or phone 1800 45 45 55.
Under 6s - Free GP Care Scheme
From 1st July 2015 children under the age of 6 are entitled to free visits to a GP.In addition to free GP visits, the GP visit card for children under 6 covers specific assessments at age 2 and 5 and care for children with asthma. To register your child visit
Over 70s - Free GP Care Scheme
From 5th August 2015 everyone aged 70 or over, ordinarily resident in Ireland, will be eligible for free GP care regardless of income. All people aged 70 or over who do not have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card should register online at www.gpvisitcard.ie.
If you are applying for a medical card the most efficient way is to apply online, go to www.hse.ie. An online application is better as eligible patients are guaranteed to get a card quicker. The online form will also help you submit a correct application.