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    of information Your views about the web site are welcome Learn More Appointments We use an appointment system to make the best use of our time When you make an appointment tell the receptionist which doctor you wish to see and when Some delays are inevitable in medical practice but please rest assured that we are trying to minimize them and that we are very conscious of when they occur

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  • General Info | Wheaton Hall
    will be delivered electronically to the practice A prescription will be produced by the practice subject to its usual reviews and should be available for collection within 48 hours at the surgery However please understand that delays occasionally occur because of the need to check prescriptions It is also important that an up to date contact phone number is kept on file in case we need to contact you Requests for urgent prescriptions e g when discharged from hospital will be facilitated as quickly as possible Appointments 9 00 12 00 2 30 5 00 We use an appointment system to make the best use of our time When you make an appointment tell the receptionist which doctor you wish to see and when Some delays are inevitable in medical practice but please rest assured that we are trying to minimize them and that we are very conscious of when they occur You can help us help yourselves in a few ways Please ring in advance for non urgent appointments where possible For urgent problems we will make every effort to see you on the day However if there are no free appointments you may have to wait to be seen Please notify the receptionist at the time of booking the appointment if you are requesting a special service e g vaccination maternity travel clinic etc If you have a list of problems consider writing them down and let the doctor or nurse know at the start of the consultation We may not get through them all in one day If you cannot attend for your appointment please let us know so that it may be offered to someone else If your problem is urgent or you feel too ill to wait please tell us as we will always give priority to such cases and most especially to sick children Telephone Calls If you ring to speak to your doctor please remember that the doctor may be in a consultation with another patient If the doctor is unavailable to take your call our receptionist will arrange for you to be called back when the doctor has time to do so If your call is urgent the doctor will try to talk to you as soon as possible The telephone is often busiest with requests for appointments between 9 and 10am so if possible please ring later for other matters For results please ring between 14 00 and 15 00 if possible House Calls House calls can be arranged for house bound invalided or patients too ill to attend the surgery All other patients including sick children should attend the surgery where they can be examined investigated and treated thoroughly Letters and Insurance Forms Due to the large number of requests for letters and other forms and the administrative costs involved in presenting these there is now a charge for the letters and forms full details at reception Please allow a week for your letter or form to be prepared if

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  • Services | Wheaton Hall
    and nurses are pleased to offer advice investigation and treatment on a wide range of medical problems Investigations available Blood tests ECG 24 hour blood pressure monitoring Spirometry Specialised treatments for specific problems asthma diabetes cardiovascular disease Heartwatch programme COPD dermatology including cryotherapy Health promotion smoking cessation weight reduction Women s Health family planning cervical smears free if eligible under Cervical Check Scheme breast examination ante natal care menopausal problems

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  • Special Clinics | Wheaton Hall
    doctor or nurse about this But for those in need of a little extra help our nurses run a weight reduction programme which includes the use of the anti obesity medication Xenical but this is only used in conjunction with other dietary measures and under regular supervision Well Woman Well Man As a practice we subscribe to the idea of prevention being better than cure This isn t always possible but there is a lot that can be done to help Our nurses offer a simple well woman check which includes Blood pressure Cholesterol Cervical smear Breast examination We also look at lifestyle factors as there is plenty that you can do to help yourself We also offer Well Man These take the form of a targeted health screen When you arrive at the surgery you will be asked to fill out a short health questionnaire after which you will see the doctor The emphasis of the check is on maintaining good health and disease prevention and will look at lifestyle analysis weight blood pressure cholesterol prostate assessment if appropriate COPD Asthma COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma are common conditions which can affect breathing at different stages through life These conditions may change for better or worse in an individual and we therefore recommend that all sufferers are reviewed regularly to ensure that the right treatments are being delivered by the right means Advances in testing and treatment may allow for better control of chest problems and better quality of life If you are a heavy smoker or suffer from cough or breathlessness you may benefit from a simple breathing test called spirometry which can be done here in the practice We would advise you to discuss this with your doctor Heartwatch As a nation we suffer from an unacceptably high rate of both illness and death caused by heart disease and other circulatory disorders There is a determination both from the medical profession and the government that this problem be tackled In 2001 the North Eastern Health Board was the first health board to launch this initiative but this has now been rolled out to many general practices across Ireland We offer an invitation for a detailed check up to all our patients who have suffered a significant cardiac event i e if you have ever had Suffered a heart attack or Undergone heart bypass surgery or angioplasty The aim is that of preventing a recurrence of illness by closely keeping an eye on risk factors such as blood pressure cholesterol levels smoking habits and by ensuring that any medication that is being taken is in line with best practice recommendations We are hoping to contact everybody in the practice who would benefit from this but if you feel that you ve been overlooked please let us know Minor Surgery Cryotherapy Many simple lumps bumps and moles on the skin or ingrowing toenails can be adequately dealt with in general practice without referral to a hospital If

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  • News | Wheaton Hall
    by webmaster No Comments Everyone at Wheaton Hall Medical Practice would like to wish all our friends and patients a Happy and Healthy New Year The surgery is closed on New Years Day and open as normal from 4th January We are sad to announce that 2016 sees the departure of some valued members of the team Caroline Maguire leaves us after a number of years and making a great contribution to our practice nursing team including winning national awards Dr Raj Rajpal is leaving us to go the sunny North West Sheena Tracey is leaving our reception We thank them all for their contribution to the care of our patients and for being great people to work with We wish them well in their futures Posted in Uncategorised Christmas Greetings and Opening Hours Posted on 19th December 2015 by webmaster No Comments The Doctors Nurses and Staff of Wheaton Hall Medical Practice would like to wish all our patients and friends a Happy Christmas and New Year 2016 The Practice is closed from December 25th to 28th inclusive We are open from December 29th to 31st and closed again for the New Year weekend 1st 3rd January inclusive When

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  • Travel Services | Wheaton Hall
    that you can avoid these remember the sun the sea and exotic foreign foods may carry hidden dangers So be prepared by spending a little time thinking about your health requirements as well as your passport travellers cheques and holiday outfits Vaccinations This may appear to be a painful place to start but rest assured that modern vaccines are greatly improved and bear in mind that we certainly don t want to hurt you Vaccines contain a small portion of the infection which is usually inactivated and is certainly not enough to cause the illness however it is sufficient to stimulate the body to build up its own defences Some degree of protection against illness is required when travelling to most countries outside western Europe or North America and we keep up to date with the changing recommendations from an increasing choice of holiday destinations available to us The practice is an accredited Yellow fever vaccination centre and carries a stock of most commonly used vaccines Please contact one of the doctors to discuss your vaccination needs and other holiday good health requirements Most vaccines with the exception of Yellow Fever when needed are not required i e there is no legal entry requirement but they may be recommended against diseases that occur locally The commonly recommended vaccines are Tetanus Poliomyelitis Hepatitis A Typhoid Many of you will have been vaccinated against Tetanus and Polio in this country so you may only need a booster if at all Vaccinations should be started at least 4 weeks before travelling if possible but can still be considered closer to your date of departure Side effects to vaccines are thankfully rare but occasionally you may experience soreness or redness at the injection site It is important to remember that whether you have received vaccinations or malaria tablets your chances of avoiding illness while on holiday will largely depend on what YOU DO So the next sections contain some handy hints about how you might avoid particular areas of danger However these are general guidelines and you should seek local advice from your holiday rep or your hotel The Golden Sun Take care if you have pale or freckled skin red hair or have a large number of moles Take particular care if you burn easily or have a personal or family history of skin cancer Use sunscreen of factor 15 or higher with uVa and uVb protection and reapply every 2 hours When possible use a wide brimmed hat a T shirt and good sunglasses Avoid being out in the sun between 11a m and 3p m The Water We Swim In Make sure it s safe before you swim Don t swim straight after a large meal or after alcohol In the sea watch out for local currents and for jellyfish Make sure swimming pools are clean and their surrounds are safe Try not to swim alone and always supervise children The Food We Eat Try to eat only in clean restaurants

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  • Our Team | Wheaton Hall
    Health Vaccines Contact Home Our Team Our Team Doctors Dr Fionnuala Loughrey Dr Conor O Shea Dr Sylvia McKenna Dr Laoise Byrne Dr Rajesh Rajpal Dr Colm Staunton Nurses Joan Pentony Sheila McKeown Caroline Maguire Office Eithne O Sullivan Ann

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  • Woman’s Health | Wheaton Hall
    ordinarily resident in Ireland This service is provided by a general practitioner of your choice and a hospital obstetrician and is available at Wheaton Hall Medical Practice To avail of the service the general practitioner will provide you with an application form which you and your general practitioner should complete together and which will be returned to your local health board where it will be processed for inclusion in the Scheme The GP provides an initial examination if possible before 12 weeks and a further 6 examinations during the pregnancy which are alternated with visits to the maternity unit hospital The schedule of visits may be changed by your general practitioner and or hospital obstetrician depending on your individual situation Where an expectant mother suffers from a significant illness e g diabetes or hypertension up to 5 additional visits to the GP may be provided However care in respect of illnesses which are co incidental with but not related to your pregnancy does not form part of the Scheme After the birth the practice nurse will see your baby at 2 weeks and your GP will examine both mother and baby at 6 weeks Cervical Smear Tests We are pleased to participate in the National Cervical Screening Programme CervicalCheck All women between the ages of 25 and 60 are entitled to a cervical smear test free of charge every 3 years up to the age of 45 and every 5 years to age 60 However you must have received an invitation from CervicalCheck to avail of the free service If you have not been contacted by CervicalCheck but you feel that your smear is due then you should register by ringing 1800454555 or go to www cervicalcheck ie Prevention is better than cure is a principle that underlies many of

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