Get to know the Carysfort Clinic Team

Meet our General Practitioners

Dr. Patrick Duggan

Dr Duggan graduated in 1977 and has been in general practice since 1983. He is a specialist in orthopaedic/sports medicine, having received the diploma in sports medicine, TCD in 1991. He was awarded a fellowship of the facility of Sports and Exercise Medicine from the RCSI/RCPI in 2002. Dr Duggan was the doctor to the Dublin Senior Football team for many years & was also founding Chairman of the medical/scientific committee in Croke Park.

He is currently on the sports science expert group in Croke Park & was a board member of the facility of sports and exercise medicine RCPI for three years. He is a medical officer to Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club for 30 years and is also a medical officer to Bray Wanderers Soccer Club, as well as St Joseph’s Boys Soccer.

Dr Duggan’s main clinical interests are in the role that fitness can play in the prevention of heart disease and the role that strength training plays in ‘healthy ageing’. In Carysfort, he runs the “Medical Fitness Clinic”.

Patrick Duggan Sr Headshot
Patrick Duggan Sr Headshot
Dr. Patrick Duggan

Dr Duggan graduated in 1977 and has been in general practice since 1983. He is a specialist in orthopaedic/sports medicine, having received the diploma in sports medicine, TCD in 1991. He was awarded a fellowship of the facility of Sports and Exercise Medicine from the RCSI/RCPI in 2002. Dr Duggan was the doctor to the Dublin Senior Football team for many years & was also founding Chairman of the medical/scientific committee in Croke Park.

He is currently on the sports science expert group in Croke Park & was a board member of the facility of sports and exercise medicine RCPI for three years. He is a medical officer to Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club for 30 years and is also a medical officer to Bray Wanderers Soccer Club, as well as St Joseph’s Boys Soccer.

Dr Duggan’s main clinical interests are in the role that fitness can play in the prevention of heart disease and the role that strength training plays in ‘healthy ageing’. In Carysfort, he runs the “Medical Fitness Clinic”.

Dr. Frank Marmion

Dr Marmion graduated from UCD in 1985 after which he completed his Post Graduate Training in A/E, general medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics.

He has Diplomas in child health, obstetrics and sports medicine. Dr Marmion’s GP Traineeship was completed in Gloucester, UK followed by Post Graduate in Sports Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin (1990).

Dr. Marmion is a Member of the Royal College of General Practice (UK) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also an examiner for the Personal Injury Assessment Board. He is an Occupational Adviser for a number of Dublin Companies and is Medical Officer for Blackrock College, Dublin. He is also a Medical officer with the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

Dr. Frank Marmion

Dr Marmion graduated from UCD in 1985 after which he completed his Post Graduate Training in A/E, general medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics.

He has Diplomas in child health, obstetrics and sports medicine. Dr Marmion’s GP Traineeship was completed in Gloucester, UK followed by Post Graduate in Sports Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin (1990).

Dr. Marmion is a Member of the Royal College of General Practice (UK) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is also an examiner for the Personal Injury Assessment Board. He is an Occupational Adviser for a number of Dublin Companies and is Medical Officer for Blackrock College, Dublin. He is also a Medical officer with the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.

Dr. Natalia Bratu

Dr. Natalia Bratu has been practising in the medical field for almost 20 years. Natalia graduated as a General Practitioner in 1998. She earned her Dermatology Diploma from University College Dublin in 2009 and completed her Masters in Sports Science & Exercise at University College of Cork in 2012.

From 2008 to the present, she has served as FAI Medical Staff Doctor for the Republic of Ireland’s International Women’s Soccer teams. She is also a medical team doctor with Bray Wanders FC.

Her main interests are in sports medicine, dermatology, women’s health and family planning.

Dr. Natalia Bratu

Dr. Natalia Bratu has been practising in the medical field for almost 20 years. Natalia graduated as a General Practitioner in 1998. She earned her Dermatology Diploma from University College Dublin in 2009 and completed her Masters in Sports Science & Exercise at University College of Cork in 2012.

From 2008 to the present, she has served as FAI Medical Staff Doctor for the Republic of Ireland’s International Women’s Soccer teams. She is also a medical team doctor with Bray Wanders FC.

Her main interests are in sports medicine, dermatology, women’s health and family planning.

Dr. Patrick Duggan Jr

Dr Duggan graduated from UCD school of medicine in 2012. Following his internship, he undertook specialist training in general and respiratory medicine and is a member of the royal college of physicians of Ireland. During his time in hospital training, he gained extensive experience in treating a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions.

He began GP training in 2017 and after undergoing further training in paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and psychiatry, he graduated from the Dublin/Mid-Leinster training scheme in general practice in 2020. His special interests include dermatology, children’s health, sports medicine and the management of chronic medical conditions in primary care.

His qualifications include:
MB BCh BAO, MRCPI,  Prof Cert Dermatology, (UCD) & Dip MSK (ICGP/FSEM)

Dr. Patrick Duggan Jr

Dr Duggan graduated from UCD school of medicine in 2012. Following his internship, he undertook specialist training in general and respiratory medicine and is a member of the royal college of physicians of Ireland. During his time in hospital training, he gained extensive experience in treating a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions.

He began GP training in 2017 and after undergoing further training in paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and psychiatry, he graduated from the Dublin/Mid-Leinster training scheme in general practice in 2020. His special interests include dermatology, children’s health, sports medicine and the management of chronic medical conditions in primary care.

His qualifications include:
MB BCh BAO, MRCPI,  Prof Cert Dermatology, (UCD) & Dip MSK (ICGP/FSEM)

Meet our Physiotherapists

John Murphy

John is an accredited Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist and a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in the discipline of Sports Medicine. Academically John graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD in 1996. He subsequently completed a research MSc in Physiotherapy in UCD and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. From his research on sports injuries associated with Gaelic Sports, he is a published lead author in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2010 and co-author in 2011.

Clinically Specific Interests include injuries to the shoulder and knee joints, lower back and neck dysfunction, recurrent sports injuries, and the relationship between a managed healthy lifestyle and injury prevention. He currently acts as a consultant physiotherapist to many inter-county senior hurling and Gaelic footballers and is a physiotherapist to some of Ireland’s top boxers and golfers. John is a member of the GAA Medical Scientific and Player Welfare Committee since its inception in 2006. He is also the current Director of the GAA National Injury Database, established in 2006 in conjunction with UCD School of Physiotherapy and was the head physiotherapist with the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football team from 2004-2008.

He is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Medfit as well as a Senior Partner in Carysfort Physiotherapy Clinic. “Over the past 14 years in private practice, I have been involved in the rehabilitation of over 500 ACL injuries, and over 200 post spinal surgery patients. This in combination with the large volume of recurrent musculoskeletal conditions that I treat in my clinic necessitated the development of a facility for the post-acute stage of injury. This is the origin of Medfit, a unique facility designed to maximise recovery and optimise physical well being”.

John Murphy

John is an accredited Level 3 Sports Physiotherapist and a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists in the discipline of Sports Medicine. Academically John graduated with an honours degree in Physiotherapy from UCD in 1996. He subsequently completed a research MSc in Physiotherapy in UCD and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. From his research on sports injuries associated with Gaelic Sports, he is a published lead author in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2010 and co-author in 2011.

Clinically Specific Interests include injuries to the shoulder and knee joints, lower back and neck dysfunction, recurrent sports injuries, and the relationship between a managed healthy lifestyle and injury prevention. He currently acts as a consultant physiotherapist to many inter-county senior hurling and Gaelic footballers and is a physiotherapist to some of Ireland’s top boxers and golfers. John is a member of the GAA Medical Scientific and Player Welfare Committee since its inception in 2006. He is also the current Director of the GAA National Injury Database, established in 2006 in conjunction with UCD School of Physiotherapy and was the head physiotherapist with the Dublin Senior Gaelic Football team from 2004-2008.

He is the co-founder and Clinical Director of Medfit as well as a Senior Partner in Carysfort Physiotherapy Clinic. “Over the past 14 years in private practice, I have been involved in the rehabilitation of over 500 ACL injuries, and over 200 post spinal surgery patients. This in combination with the large volume of recurrent musculoskeletal conditions that I treat in my clinic necessitated the development of a facility for the post-acute stage of injury. This is the origin of Medfit, a unique facility designed to maximise recovery and optimise physical well being”.

Deirdre Keena

Deirdre Keena graduated from UCD with a B.Physio Hons degree in 2000, has worked in private practice since 2004, having previously worked in Beaumont Hospital. From graduating in 2000 she commenced working in Beaumont Hospital, where she worked in all areas of physiotherapy; to include in-patient and out-patient orthopaedic surgical procedures, neurology, neurosurgery, respiratory, care of elderly, hydrotherapy, A & E, women’s health, rheumatology & GP referral system.

She commenced working in Carysfort Clinic in 2005 & is a partner in Carysfort
Physiotherapy Clinic. As a multidisciplinary clinic, the practice emphasis is on quality of care, as our paramount. Since graduating in 2000, Deirdre’s post-graduate studies include; manual therapy of treatment of neck, thoracic and lumbar spine, orthotic assessment, sports injuries, women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial release techniques, craniosacral therapy, soft tissue treatment (muscle, ligament, tendons), pilates training, lymphodema treatment & dry needling. Deirdre specialises in the treatment of the neck (cervical spine), referred nerve symptoms (pain, pins & needles, numbness) into arm and hand, and those with tennis elbow. She also treats symptoms such as headaches, shoulder, jaw and other unusual symptom’s associated with the neck.

Deirdre is also a keen sailor in Dun Laoighaire with the highly competitive Thursday and Saturday DBSC (Dublin Bay Racing Series) and gym goer and when time allows, tennis and golf.

Deirdre Keena

Deirdre Keena graduated from UCD with a B.Physio Hons degree in 2000, has worked in private practice since 2004, having previously worked in Beaumont Hospital. From graduating in 2000 she commenced working in Beaumont Hospital, where she worked in all areas of physiotherapy; to include in-patient and out-patient orthopaedic surgical procedures, neurology, neurosurgery, respiratory, care of elderly, hydrotherapy, A & E, women’s health, rheumatology & GP referral system.

She commenced working in Carysfort Clinic in 2005 & is a partner in Carysfort
Physiotherapy Clinic. As a multidisciplinary clinic, the practice emphasis is on quality of care, as our paramount. Since graduating in 2000, Deirdre’s post-graduate studies include; manual therapy of treatment of neck, thoracic and lumbar spine, orthotic assessment, sports injuries, women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial release techniques, craniosacral therapy, soft tissue treatment (muscle, ligament, tendons), pilates training, lymphodema treatment & dry needling. Deirdre specialises in the treatment of the neck (cervical spine), referred nerve symptoms (pain, pins & needles, numbness) into arm and hand, and those with tennis elbow. She also treats symptoms such as headaches, shoulder, jaw and other unusual symptom’s associated with the neck.

Deirdre is also a keen sailor inDun Laoighaire with the highly competitive Thursday and Saturday DBSC (Dublin Bay Racing Series) and gym goer and when time allows, tennis and golf. 

Meet our Dentists

Dr. Grace O’Mahony

Dr G O Mahony received her Bachelor of Dental Science from Trinity College, Dublin in 1993. On Completion of her vocational training in Northern Ireland, she moved to the United Kingdom to work in general practice.

In 1999 she took up a position as a senior house officer in The maxillo- facial department of The Leeds general infirmary where she developed her knowledge and skills in minor oral surgery and received her MFD diploma from the royal college of surgeons Dublin in 2001. She returned to Ireland and has continued her professional career in private practice along with carrying out minor oral surgery for the HSE.

She attended a part-time course at the Eastman dental institute and obtained a certificate in restorative dentistry in 2011. She is a member of the Irish dental association and has a keen interest in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. In her spare time, Dr O’Mahony is a keen sportsperson. She is a member of the Westwood tennis team and loves hiking, skiing and recently has taken up golf. 

Dr. Grace O’Mahony

Dr G O Mahony received her Bachelor of Dental Science from Trinity College, Dublin in 1993. On Completion of her vocational training in Northern Ireland, she moved to the United Kingdom to work in general practice.

In 1999 she took up a position as a senior house officer in The maxillo- facial department of The Leeds general infirmary where she developed her knowledge and skills in minor oral surgery and received her MFD diploma from the royal college of surgeons Dublin in 2001. She returned to Ireland and has continued her professional career in private practice along with carrying out minor oral surgery for the HSE.

She attended a part-time course at the Eastman dental institute and obtained a certificate in restorative dentistry in 2011. She is a member of the Irish dental association and has a keen interest in oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry. In her spare time, Dr O’Mahony is a keen sportsperson. She is a member of the Westwood tennis team and loves hiking, skiing and recently has taken up golf. 

Meet our Administration Staff

Get to know our Manager

Our manager, Anne Martin, is responsible for the management and administration of the practice and all non-clinical aspects of your healthcare.  

If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about the services offered by the practice, she will be happy to discuss these with you.

Get to know our Manager

Our manager, Anne Martin, is responsible for the management and administration of the practice and all non-clinical aspects of your healthcare.  

If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about the services offered by the practice, she will be happy to discuss these with you.

Administration Staff

The reception/administration staff Claire, Kay, Lorna and Claire assist in the efficient day-to-day running of the practice and support the services we provide.  When you telephone the surgery the receptionists will ask you for a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries so that we can help you in the most appropriate way.

Strict confidentiality is maintained by all staff on any matter relating to the health of our patients. Reception staff are here to help you, but their job is very demanding and they are often very busy, so please be patient.

Want to book an Appointment? Contact us!

Phone

(01) 288 7328 or (01) 288 7329

Address

11 Proby Square, Carysfort Ave,
Rockfield, Blackrock, Co. Dublin,
A94 AD91

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