ABOUT THE PRACTICE
I qualified as a doctor from Trinity College Dublin in 1975 and after hospital training started a general practice in Clondalkin in 1979. My first surgery was in Neilstown, in a recently vacated builder’s office. A few months later I moved the surgery to a family home in Alpine Heights, Clondalkin. In this practice we used the lounge downstairs as the waiting room and the box-room upstairs as the surgery. After my first five days I registered three patients. I also did house calls, especially at weekends, to earn a living - “nixers” as some would say!
In 1980, I moved into unit 13 in the Bawnogue Shopping Centre. This surgery was upstairs with poor lighting on the stairs as the light-bulbs were often vandalised. Teenagers gathered on these stairs at night but I always felt safe knowing these young people were on the stairs. I often felt they minded me and my car in the poorly lit car park.
My wife Marguerite and I worked together, with Marguerite working as the receptionist and the practice nurse in the mornings. In the afternoons and evenings I would see patients, answer the phones, and attend to anyone waiting at the front desk.
In 1999 we moved into the new purpose built surgery on the Nangor Road. Patients joked about the new premises saying “from the pits to The Ritz!” Pauline O’Toole and Marguerite Ramiah helped greatly with this move. A few months later Dr Chenead Ramiah joined the practice. This brought joy and pride to Marguerite and myself. In 2005 we moved the practice upstairs, its present location, with Kelly’s Pharmacy and Spar supermarket on the ground floor.
So much has changed. We are now eleven staff working in the surgery with Dr Chenead Ramiah as the Principal GP. At present, there are five doctors, two practice nurses, two secretarial members and a practice manager as well as a full-time practice cleaner daily. The practice is now fully computerised and this website will hopefully improve access to services.
It has been a great privilege to have worked as a GP in Clondalkin for the past 42 years, knowing four to five generations in many families in the area. I feel honoured that I was able to provide this service to the Community. I am also delighted that this caring service has kept up with modern technology to provide high quality healthcare to all of our patients and that this care will be ongoing for the long term.
Dr. Chenead Ramiah
Dr Chenead Ramiah graduated from Trinity College in 1999 and completed her training on the East Regional GP Scheme in 2003. She then joined her father, Dr Deena Ramiah, in Nangor Medical Centre in 2008.
Chenead provides all aspects of general practice and specialises in women's health, including insertion of intra-uterine devices (IUDs). In her role as a contraception tutor with the Irish College of General Practitioners, she also teaches long acting contraception management to GPs in training.
Dr. Rachel Murphy
Dr Rachel Murphy graduated from UCD in 2015 and went on to complete her GP training on the Donegal Specialist Training Scheme.
She also has a diploma in Women’s Health and enjoys all aspects of general practice. She returned to Dublin in 2021 to work as a GP, and has now joined Nangor Medical Centre. She has two young children.
Nurse Janice Williams
Nurse Janice qualified as a general nurse in 2001 and as a midwife in 2003, both in London befoe returning home to Dublin in 2005. She worked as a mid wife in Mount Carmel Hospital and the coombe hospital before joining the practice im 2015.
She provides all aspects of general nursing care including phlebotomy, childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations, cervical smears with particular interests in women's health and maternity care.
Nurse Lisa Fogarty
Nurse Lisa joined Nangor Medical Centre in 2022 before working in Baumont and Hermitage Clinic.
She provides all aspects of general nursing care including phlebotomy, childhood immunisations, travel vaccinations and keeping us all up to date on our covid19 vaccines.
Eileen joined the staff of Nangor Medical Centre in August 2014 to assist with the running of the reception on a part-time basis bring with her years of experience from her service in Irish Rail and St. James's Hospital.
Pauline O Toole
As Pauline puts it she has been here since the last centry. Working hard with the patients and keeping everything running, she is a vital role in the practice.
Geraldine joined the practice in 2021 to help with the world wide Covid19 pandemic and the rollout of the vaccines.
A year later, she was brought on board as the practice manager to over see the day to day runnings of the pracitce.