Scholarstown Family Practice, Woodstown Shopping Centre, Ballycullen Rd, Ballycullen, Dublin 16, D16 A6P4Tel: 01-4936711
M.B., M.R.C.P.I., DCH., Dobs., DOH, MSc. (SPORTSMEDICINE)., F.F.S.E.M.
Dr Byrne is a founding partner in the practice. He works full time in the practice and has a particular interest in Paediatrics and Cardiology.
He is on the Specialist Register of Sports and Exercise Medicine and was the team doctor with the Republic of Ireland soccer team for 19 years until he recently stepped down in September 2022. Dr Byrne now dedicates his time to the FAI Medical Director role. He is a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine at the Beacon Centre for Orthopaedics, UPMC Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin 18.
M.I.C.G.P , M.R.C.P.I., Diploma in Child Health, Diploma in Dermatology. GP Trainer.
MB BAO BCh, MICGP, DRCOG, Dip MSK Exam, MSc (SEM).
Qualified in 2009. Finished GP training in 2014.
Dr. Denise Ward MB, BCh, BAO, MICGP, DOWH, Dip MSK(ICGP/FSEM)
Dr. Denise Ward graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 and completed the South East GP Training Scheme in 2018.
Her special interests include Women’s Health, Paediatrics and Dermatology. She is a Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) tutor with the Irish College of General Practitioners. She removes and inserts both Implanon and Intrauterine Systems.
She recently completed the ICGP Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and she also holds a diploma in Obstetrics and Women’s Health.
Dr Catherine Houlihan joined Scholarstown Family Practice in March 2022.
Dr Ciara Largey MB BCh BAO, MICGP.
Currently undertaking MSc in Primary Care with a focus in Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Catriona Keye
Catriona graduated as a registered general nurse in 1996 spending her time in the hospital setting between ortho and A&E. Catriona joined general practice in 2003 having completed a Diploma in Practice Nursing and H Dip in Tissue Viability in the early noughties. She graduated with distinction in Nurse Prescribing 2012 and went on to complete both a Diploma and membership exams in Travel Medicine.
As a generalist Catriona looks after a wide variety of general practice presentations, including minor illnesses, asthma, hypertension, women’s health, sexual health, travel health and diabetes. Catriona has a special interest in menopause and set up a menopause clinic in 2020 having completed courses with the International Menopause Society, British Menopause Society and Dr Louise Newson. A study on this clinic was accepted at the international conference of Nurse Practitioners earlier this year. Catriona received first class honours in her MSc in Advance Practice in 2022. She has most recently competed a post grad in general practice diabetes and the obesity academy course to grow the ANP role in chronic disease management.
*A nurse practitioner (NP) is a nurse who has advanced clinical education and training. NPs share many of the same duties as doctors. They perform physical exams, diagnose and treat diseases and other health conditions, and prescribe medication.
Appointments can include
Qualified in 2004 Bsc Nursing from UCD and Hdip Midwifery from TCD 2009.
Breda has mostly worked within the Midwifery Sector , Gynaecology and the Community setting.