Supported by Dr Claire O’Neill, Dr Conor O’Reilly and Dr Regard van Wyk, nurses Barbara McNamara, Mary Maguire and Sarah May, we strive to provide timely, holistic, evidence-based and efficient care for patients of the locality of all ages in the community setting . Our skilled and dedicated administration staff Carmel Holton, Niamh Burke, and Irene Curley, and caretaker Billy Kavanagh are essential to the smooth running of the practice and care of our patients.
Dr. Cliona Lewis
BSc (1997) MB BCh BAO LRCPI LRCSI (2002) MRCGP MSc Research (2017)
Dr Lewis has taken over the Healthcentre from July 1st 2021.
Interests: All aspects of General Practice, particularly acute and emergency care, psychiatry, paediatrics and end of life care.
Dr. Claire O'Neill
MB BCh MAO (1990), MRCGP, DCH, Dip in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff) (2011),
Qualified from Trinity College Dublin 1990, completed Medical Scheme in St James’ Hospital, Dublin and GP training program in Kent, UK.
Worked in Paris and the UK before returning to Ireland in 1997.
Interests: Patient education, self empowerment in managing their own conditions, common dermatological conditions and dermoscopy in the GP setting.
Dr O’Neill works in the Healthcentre four days per week.
Dr. Conor O'Reilly
BEng (2003) UCD, MSc (2004) University of Bath, MB MCh BAO LRCSI LRCPI (2012) RCSI, Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2020.
Came to Longwood in 2020 from Ballina, where he worked in General Practice and with the Mayo GAA team. Special interest in musculoskeletal medicine.
Completed degree in Engineering in 2003 and a Masters in Management with Finance in the University of Bath in 2004.
Dr O’Reilly works in the Healthcentre on Tuesdays.
Nurse Mary Maguire
Mary qualified in General Nursing from the Mater Hospital and also Midwifery from Coombe Women’s Hospital and has worked in General Practice since 1993. She has certificates in family planning and has acquired a vast knowledge and experience in all aspects of nursing practice.
Special interests are Diabetic Care & Leg Ulcer Management.
Nurse Barbara McNamara
Barbara graduated as an RGN from St Vincents University Hospital in 1982 and commenced working as a practice nurse in Longwood in 1993, a foundation member of the Irish Practice Nurse Association. She has certificates in family planning & audiometry. Courses completed in leg ulcer management, diabetes and breastfeeding. Barbara completed a BA (hons) in Psychology in 2007 followed by a diploma in Counseling & Psychotherapy.
Special Interests: Leg ulcer management, Diabetic care, Women’s Health, Parenting and Counseling.
Nurse Sarah May
Sarah is our newest member of staff who joined us at end of 2020. Sarah qualified as RGN in 1993. She has been a full time Practice Nurse since 2009. Over that time she has developed her skills in many areas, including diabetes care and chronic disease management, women’s health, STI screening, travel and childhood vaccination. In 2017 Sarah went on to qualify as a Nurse Prescriber with RCSI, and in 2020 she completed a surgical skills course in DCU. She is a great addition to our team.
Special Interests: Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management, Women’s Health, STI screening and family planning.
Our skilled and dedicated administration staff Carmel Holton, Niamh Burke, and Irene Curley are essential to the running of the practice and care of our patients. All of our Receptionists expertly look after our patients’ queries and appointment requests by phone and at the reception desk. They provide administrative and secretarial support to the doctors, liaising with healthcare professionals, hospitals, HSE PCRS services to ensure the efficient running of our Practice for both Patients and Doctors.
Billy Kavanagh is our caretaker and a very important member of the Practice team.