Dr. Deirdre McGonagle

GP Principal

MB Bch BAO BA MRCPI MICGP

Diploma Management in Practice
Certificate in Family Planning
Diploma Tropical Medicine
Diploma Dermatology



Dr. McGonagle graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and completed a general medical training scheme in 2002. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland during this time. She completed her GP training in Liverpool, leading to membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Having returned to Ireland in 2005, Dr. Deirdre has worked in a wide variety of practices throughout Dublin, gaining a wealth of experience in all aspects of General Practice from infant immunisations to end of life care.

Her areas of special interest are Travel Medicine, Dermatology and Women’s Health.

Travel Medicine

She developed and maintained her interest in Travel Medicine by completing a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and working regularly in the ‘Tropical Medical Bureau’ centres throughout Dublin and Galway for many years. She is also a member of the Travel Medicine Society of Ireland. Visit the Travel Medicine page for information on services provided.

Dermatology

To advance her experience in Dermatology, she spent 6 months in the Dermatology department of St Vincent’s hospital, Dublin and successfully completed a Diploma in Dermatology simultaneously. She is now a member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Ireland. Cryotherapy (freeze treatment for warts, verrucas and other skin lesions) is available to all patients.

She also holds a Diploma in Management in Practice and a Certificate in Family Planning and is a registered cervical smear taker.



Nurse

Margaret Marrett

Margaret joined our team in August 2021. She has extensive experience in General Practice nursing as well as being a registered mid wife. She will now be responsible for all childhood vaccinations, phlebotomy, cervical smear tests, chronic disease management as well as playing an active role in health promotion and maintenance.




Reception Staff

Anne Strappe and Maureen Loughran

In reception you will be greeted by Maureen or Anne. They will be able to help you with any of your administrative queries.

The Rise Family Practice

Welcome to the Rise Family Practice, Blanchardstown

Welcome to The Rise Family Practice, Blanchardstown. Established June 2014 by Dr Deirdre McGonagle.  Formerly the practice of Dr Janina Lyons, who retired after practising in the local community for over 30 years. The Rise Family Practice aims to provide comprehensive, high quality, patient centred healthcare in a family friendly environment.  We look after both public and private patients.


Services

Blood tests
ANTENATAL CARE
CERVICAL SCREENING (SMEAR TESTS)
SEXUAL HEALTH SCREENING
CRYOTHERAPY (FREEZE TREATMENT FOR WARTS)
TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE AND VACCINATIONS
MONTHLY DIABETIC NURSE SPECIALIST CLINIC
SEASONAL INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS
CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATIONS
MEDICALS – DRIVING LICENCE/PRE-EMPLOYMENT/INSURANCE

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