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 BOOSTER VACCINE UPDATE December 2021
We will continue running Covid 19 Booster Clinics for registered patients here at Park Medical Practice. As per HSE/NIAC guidelines we will be offering a booster vaccine
if you are aged over 16 year’s old
if it is more than 3 months since your 2nd Covid Vaccine
or if you haven’t had Covid in the last 6 months
Please email the practice email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest. Please include your name, Date of Birth, PPS Number and a mobile contact number. We will then contact you with a date and time for your Covid booster appointment.
Please continue to be patient with us during this time as we will be extremely busy with the Booster clinics.
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.
Requirement for children aged 9 and over to wear masks in school
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to provide medical certificates to parents for children regarding the wearing of face masks at school. We are already at full capacity dealing with acute and urgent medical appointments, covid queries and continuation of covid vaccines.
If you have an issue with your child wearing a mask for whatever reason, your concerns should be discussed with the school principal.
Under the new rules, exemptions will be made for children with breathing difficulties or other relevant medical conditions, those unable to remove face coverings without assistance, or those with special needs who may feel uncomfortable wearing face coverings.
The Department of Education guidelines state, “Schools will be best placed to identify those children whose complex needs are such that the wearing of face coverings may not be possible for them, and to discuss this with parents as required. Schools have been asked to adopt a common sense, discretion, practical approach to this”.
21/09/2021 -Seasonal Flu Vaccine
We now have the seasonal Flu Vaccine at the Practice. Please phone Reception to book your appointment. 064 - 6634111
The seasonal flu vaccine (flu jab) protects against 4 strains of flu virus. These are the strains most likely to be circulating this flu season.
The vaccine is available every year to adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
You need to get a new vaccine every Autumn. This is because the strains of the flu virus change. This is why it is called seasonal flu. But people commonly call it flu.
You should get your flu vaccine during the Autumn, to be covered for flu season.
Dr Simon Corcoran
We would like to welcome our new GP registrar Dr Simon Corcoran to the practice. Dr Corcoran will be with us until July 2022.
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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On SpunOut.ie you will find information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion.
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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: www.irishhealth.com
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 www.bowelscreen.ie 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 www.gpvisitcard.ie
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.