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Surgery hours

Surgery Hours


                              By Appointment              
Monday 9.00-12.00 14.00 – 18.30
Tuesday 9.00-12.00 14.00 – 18.30
Wednesday 9.00-12.00 14.00 – 18.30
Thursday 9.00-12.00 14.00 – 18.00
Friday 9.00-12.00 14.00 – 18.00

Evening appointments available on request.

Out of Hours

Out of Hours

Outside of regular surgery hours Dodder Park Medical is covered by Lukedoc and Doctor on Duty.

Lukedoc

01 4065158
St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Monday to Friday 18.00 – 22.00
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 10.00 – 18.00

Appointment only

Payment is by Cash or Cheque. There are no Laser/ Visa card facilities. Medical card holders must present a valid medical card otherwise the usual fee applies.

Doctor on Duty

Operates an overnight deputising (home visit) service.

Monday to Sunday 18.00 – 9.00

Medical card holders must present a valid medical card otherwise the usual fee applies.

Emergencies

Emergencies

A Doctor is always available in case of emergency.

By telephone: Inform the receptionist that it is an emergency and that you need to speak to the doctor immediately.

In the surgery: Call reception to notify us that you are on your way so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Out of Hours: Call Lukedoc/ Doctor on Duty and inform them it is an emergency to allow them prioritise your call.

Investigation Results

Investigation Results

All patients are advised to phone the Practice Nurse for the results of blood tests and investigations 7- 10days after the procedure.

It is this practices policy that the responsibility is with the patient to ensure that they have received their results (all results are checked once they have been received by the surgery and urgent abnormal results will be highlighted by the GP for discussion with the patient).

The Practice Nurse will advise you if they are normal or whether a follow up appointment with the GP is needed.

Copies of results if requested may be collected the following day provided they have been reviewed by the GP.

Telephone Calls

Telephone Calls

 

If you need to speak to the GP or Practice Nurse, the receptionist will take your telephone number and contact details.

 

The GP endeavours to return calls at the end of surgery - at lunch time and in the evening. We cannot specify a time that the GP will call back as this depends on work load. On occasions when the surgery is busy this may take
24 – 48 hours for routine calls (non- urgent).

Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions may be requested by telephoning reception. The prescription will be available for collection the following working day.

It is best medical practice and a requirement that patients on long term medication or with certain chronic illnesses be reviewed on a regular basis. It is for this reason that the doctor may request that you be reviewed in the surgery or that you book a blood test appointment.

If a change to your regular prescription is required, please make an appointment.

Hospital Prescriptions

Patients with medical cards are required to have their hospital prescription transcribed on to a GMS Prescription. This will be facilitated at reception on presentation of the original hospital script.

If it is the weekend or the surgery is closed, the pharmacist may dispense one week emergency supply of medication to you. The pharmacist will then send a copy of the prescription directly to the GP surgery. You will then need to collect the GMS prescription from the surgery and deliver it to the pharmacy in order to obtain the remaining medication owed to you.

Fees

Fees


Doctor Consultation €60
Nurse Consultation €35
Blood Test €30
ECG €30
24hr BP Monitor €90
STI Screen €100
Cryotherapy €60
Repeat Prescription €25
Short Form/ Letter €25
Work Certificate €25
Driving Licence Medical  €40

All accounts must be settled on the day of consultation.

We accept Visa/Laser , cheque or cash. Receipts are issued automatically on payment. Please retain these as they will be required to claim back on the Med 1 or with any private health insurance policy you have.

The GMS Scheme

This practice holds a contract with the Health Service Executive to provide certain medical services free of charge to those with a medical card. You may be eligible to be a medical card holder if your income is below a certain set threshold or occasionally people qualify due to medical hardship.

The Medical Card/GP Visit Card application form is available to download in the forms section. For further information contact your local Citizen’s Advice Centre or www.citizensinformation.ie.

Services excluded from the GMS Scheme and that will incur a fee for medical card holders.

  • Examinations for driving
  • Examinations relating to insurance policies
  • Examinations relating to fitness for sport or travel
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Travel Vaccinations and some other vaccinations
  • Medico-legal consultations and reports
  • Letters for housing, clothing allowance etc
  • Routine blood tests, health screening and chronic disease management

Forms, Letters, Certificates

Forms, Letters, Certificates

There has been a substantial increase in the numbers of patients requesting a letter from their doctor for various services they require, whether they are of a medical nature or not.  Requests for forms to be completed and certificates to be signed take up a considerable amount of time.  Please give plenty of notice and do not leave it until the last minute if you have a request of this nature.  Please note that all patients will be charged for this facility as this is not usually covered under the medical card scheme.

Catchment Area

We currently serve the primary care needs of patients residing in Dublin14 and parts of Dublin 6 and  16. It is the surgery policy to advise patients who hold a GMS card that if they move away from our catchment area that they should seek to register with a GMS GP in their locality. It is not possible to provide the full remit of GMS services for patients who reside out side of our catchment area.