Galway Bay Medical Centre is a busy, modern GP (Doctors) surgery in the heart of Galway City (map). It offers all the usual general practice and family medicine services you would expect from a doctors' surgery, as well as many special services. Whether you want to see a GP in Galway because you are sick, need specific medical advice, or simply would like to be healthier, we can help you. Galway Bay Medical Centre is a custom-renovated, luxurious, state-of-the-art GP surgery which is fully wheelchair-accessible. The medical services are provided by 3 female GPs and a practice nurse. Read More 'About Us' >>
The surgery is located in a ground floor premises on the Galway Docks (beside the Gate Dental Clinic) - on the Eyre Square end of Dock Road. There is on-street pay parking on the doorstep, along with a surface car park on the Docks (beside the Harbour Hotel) and covered parking in the Hynes Yard and Eyre Square Shopping Centre multi-storey car parks. The surgery is around a 3 minute walk to Shop Street & Eyre Square and 5 minutes from Spanish Arch. We are fully wheelchair accessible. Location Map >>
We work closely with Ciaran Coyle and team in Galway Bay Physio, Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Galway Bay Physio is a new, friendly, forward thinking chartered physiotherapy clinic with an emphasis on providing a high quality service to the people of Galway. They are co-located in our premises.
Dr Murphy and colleagues are all fully qualified GPs who maintain membership of a variety of medical organisations, to remain up to date with advances in medicine and for professional development. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the main professional body for GPs in Ireland.
You may have noticed a lot of attention in the media recently about the fact that over 90% of Irish GPs have said they will not sign up to the current draft of proposed 'free' GP care to Under-6s.
The document that is causing such concern among GPs is intended to enable the provision of 'Free' GP care to under 6's, as promised by Minister Reilly out of the blue some months back without so much as a word of consultation with the GPs who are supposed to provide this care and with only a passing reference to the resources required.
Much will be made in the coming weeks of our refusal to sign as the Government try to dig their way out of this latest fiasco.
GPs will be painted as greedy, money-grabbing, uncaring individuals who don't want to look after the countries children. Inflated details of the monies paid to GPs will be leaked to the media (as they are every year) in a bid to turn public opinion against us.
It is only fair that GPs get a chance to present our side of this situation in advance of the Government spin machine....
At Galway Bay Medical Centre we are lucky to be able to offer the services of a highly trained Clinical Dietitian who deals with a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions.
We are the only Medical Centre in Galway to offer the Low FODMAP diet as a treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
This treatment will be delivered by Aisling Snedker RD, Clinical Dietician from clinicaldietician.ie and we are very pleased to welcome Aisling as our first guest blogger. Aisling will be sharing her extensive knowledge of Diet and Nutrition with us over the next few weeks starting with an in depth look at the Low FODMAP diet and how it can help those who suffer from IBS
Over to you, Aisling....
We offer a comprehensive range of GP services. You can get advice and treatment for a wide range of common and less common medical symptoms and illnesses.
Whatever your foot problem is we have an in-house specialist who can help.
Our GP’s offer cryotherapy (quick freeze to minus 190C) for verrucae and warts, and with a staff of runners, cyclists and rugby types we can generally advise on anything not mentioned above. If we can’t, we’ll know who can.
Do you feel like your head just isn't working properly recently? Stressed? Feeling down? Unable to concentrate? Avoiding friends or events?
Sleep disturbed? Mind racing? Worried all the time? Suicidal thoughts?
We deal with these problems several times a day. Maybe it's anxiety, depression, a mix of both, insomnia, stress, or something else. GPs are the first port of call to get your problem diagnosed and to get you back on track.
Pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced function of muscles and joints are very common and can have a variety of causes. Whether your sporting activities are starting to catch up with you or maybe you just twisted your ankle on the stairs one of our in-house specialists will be able to advise and help you get back on your feet.
You can book in with one of our GPs by phone or email or directly with a physiotherapist in Galway Bay Physio for evaluation and management of your problems. In some cases, a combined assessment can be arranged with both GP and physio. Some of our GPs do intra-articular joint injection. We routinely consult with our physio on your behalf where appropriate to advise about which treatment option is best (if you don't already have a physio or would just like a second opinion).
We spend a lot of our time diagnosing problems with your private parts, partly because the internet is so bad at this job and partly because these type of problems are very common and our staff are well versed in such matters.
Lumps, bumps, discomfort and discharge are common symptoms and some are even normal but you won't find out how to tell the 'Ah, it'll go away itself' symptoms from the 'Oops, I'm going to have to have a chat with someone' symptoms if you rely on the anonymity of the internet for advice.
There's a very good reason that it takes 10 years to learn to be a GP and 10 minutes to learn how to use Google. So if you're worried, just pick up the phone or send us an email, make an appointment and come and see us.
All consultations are dealt with in the strictest of confidence, in some cases we may not even need to know your name. That's better than asking your best mate to have a look, right?
Our STI Clinic is open every day and our GPs and Nurse are specially trained in this area by the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV
Please ensure that you book an appointment with the doctor if you are worried about something new you have noticed down there, as it will require a diagnosis. We also do cryotherapy for genital warts. If you just want to be tested for STIs for reassurance, you can book with the nurse or doctor.
This is another part of your body where the worry of finding a rash or spot that wasn't there before can be made much worse by asking the man in the internet for advice.
Come and see a GP as there could easily be 10 different diagnoses for 10 people with the same symptoms and we can assure you that Google won't know just by having a quick look. We will know, or we'll know what to do if we don't know.
We offer cryotherapy for warts, verrucae, skin tags and some other conditions and our cryo clinic is open every day.
We can sometimes drain abscesses on the spot (pardon the pun) and some minor surgery procedures such as suturing and removal of skin tags can be carried out in-house. For others, we refer onwards.
Our waiting room is much nicer than sitting in the waiting rooms in hospital and unlike UHG, we don't have ANY waiting lists. (Although the Minister for Health is working on that and unlike his 'Free Healthcare for All' plan he's making swift progress)
Most GPs see several people a day with with digestive problems and there can be 10 different causes for 10 people with the same symptoms. This is why searching for a solution to your vomiting or stomach pain on the internet will typically be of no help.
You need a GP to properly diagnose your condition.
Here in GBMC we also have a Registered Dietitian who specialises in certain digestive problems such as IBS & IBD and who is available by appointment with no long waiting list.
NEW: We can also arrange in-house testing for Helicobacter Pylori if this is suspected by the GP by doing a Urea Breath Test; and Faecal Occult Blood for those ineligible for Bowelscreen Cancer Screening
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccines are now available...
It was widely (and somewhat hysterically) reported this morning that the UK drug watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned that users of some contraceptive pills may be at double the risk of potentially fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) than other users..........
Our very first Xmas window is here. What started as a 'Lets just cover some stuff in cotton-wool....' kind of idea very quickly turned into carpentry and spray-painting fences on the footpath outside.. Andy the Elf was very busy with drills and saws for 2 days.