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  • Parking

    2018.07.17

    We are delighted that Waterford City Council have established an additional disabled parking space outside Catherine Street Medical Centre, bringing the total to four. You may not be aware that the new public carpark is open on the Waterside. This
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  • Doctor Patient Relationship

    2018.07.17

    The next time you see your GP I want you to do me a favour. I’d like you to give them a big hug. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, I do not wish to interfere with the proper and professional relationship you have with your doctor. But I do
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  • Hay Fever

    2018.06.18

    What causes hay fever Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Pollen is a fine powder from plants. Hay fever is usually worse between late March and September, especi
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  • Repeat Prescriptions

    2018.06.01

    Due to Data Protection introduced on 31.05.2018 all prescriptions must be collected in person. It is not possible to fax to Pharmacy. If you are unable to collect your prescription yourself, please contact reception as a signed consent will be requir
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  • Cervical Check Update

    2018.05.21

    Please note any lady i.e. private or public patient, is entitled to a free visit with her GP to discuss any concerns, and a repeat smear test if requested  and deemed appropriate by her consulting GP. Please make an appointment with one of our
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  • Sun Protection

    2018.05.17

    A: Avoid unprotected exposure during the peak UV hours between 10 am and 4pm. W: Wear sun protective clothing including a t-shirt, a hat with a 3 inch brim and sun glasses. If possible stay out of direct sun light. A: Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or
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  • Solas Centre

    2018.04.16

    Over the years many of our patients and their families have benefitted hugely from the support of services of our unique Waterford Solas Centre . See our link to yet more supports from Solas 
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  • DO I NEED THE PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE ?

    2018.01.24

    Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection caused by streptococcus pneumoniae. Over the years streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to many medications making the treatment of pneumococcal infections much more difficult. Prevention of dis
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  • KICK START THE NEW YEAR WITH A FULL HEALTH CHECK

    2018.01.23

    A Well Man / Well Woman check up is designed to identify existing health problems, assess your disease risk factors and provide you with the tools and advice to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. It is a useful way especially for people who rare
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  • Aussie Flu

    2018.01.16

    What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried? One of the strains circulating this year - H3N2 - has been dubbed Aussie flu because it is the same strain that recently caused big problems for Australia. What is Aussie flu? Every winter there are a
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  • Tamiflu

    2018.01.16

    To Tamiflu or Not to Tamiiflu? The flu is hitting hard and you may have friends and family that are getting sick. Here is the information you need to know about current treatment options for the flu. Your best protection from catching the flu is to
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  • Free 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

    2016.07.19

    For Medical card & doctor visit card patients  -  WHY 24-HOUR ABPM? ·         Medical best practice would advise that it is more accurate to measure blood pressure over 24 hours than in a
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  • Three People a Day Die from Alcohol in Ireland

    2016.07.01

    Three people a day die from drinking alcohol in Ireland as the health costs from the drug continue to rise, a new report shows. Hospital discharges solely attributable to alcohol have doubled in the past 20 years, and alcoholic liver disease has ris
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  • Is Asprin Really a Miracle Drug

    2016.07.01

    Known to reduce the long- term risk of stroke after a TIA by about 12 per cent, recent research published in theLancet shows a more striking immediate effect. In a review of data from more than 40,000 people, researchers found that starting a pe
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  • High Blood Pressure - The Silent Killer

    2016.03.21

    Raised blood pressure ( or hypertension as described by doctors) remains one of the most common causes of disease, disability ( through heart attack and stroke) and death ( kills more people than all forms of cancer )  in Ireland .  Here a
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  • Smoking Cessation

    2016.01.04

    2016 New Year’s Resolution??  Talk to any of the GPs or Practice Nurses at Catherine Street Medical Centre for advice & support.  Free One-to-One support available in Waterford, provided by Kate Cassidy, Health Promotion Officer
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  • Free GP Care for Over 70's

    2015.08.28

    If you are over 70 you may now register for FREE GP Care. If you do not register you will continue to be asked for payment. A medical card must be produced in surgery to avail of the FREE visits. The HSE will not automatically issue you a card. You
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  • Men's Health Article

    2015.08.28

    A good consultation between a patient and a doctor is like a dance, with equal partners moving together in harmony. Tony didn’t want to dance, and in his mind he was leaning against the bar with the boys, skulling pints and watching the dancing
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  • Under 6 Free GP Care-Register Now

    2015.06.30

    Register now or you will not be able to avail of FREE GP Care for your children under 6 years of age and will continue to be asked for payment. A medical card must be produced in surgery to avail of the FREE visits. The HSE will not automatically is
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  • Eczema Information

    2015.02.20

    CSMC doctors deal with many kids with atopic eczema and food allergies . Please see our Leaflet section for some updated evidence based tips on these common diseases affecting 15-20% of Irish children. Eczema is considered to cause bigger quality o
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  • Stressed? 10 RULES TO HELP THOSE IN DI(STRESS)

    2015.01.20

    1    Express your emotions. (Don’t bottle) 2.       Talk with friends (Don’t overburden them) 3.       Focus on the present (and the future). Don’t brood o
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  • Relationship Counselling

    2015.01.20

    Common Causes of Tension: Selfishness Unrealistic expectations Money (meanness) Not listening Sickness Drug / Alcohol excess Jealousy Fault finding Driving ambition Immaturity Poor communication Violence from either partner is never excus
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  • Minor Surgery

    2014.07.14

    Doctor Aine and Doctor Tony continue to offer a minor surgery service for ingrown toenail removal, joint injections for knee, shoulder, elbow and hand (carpal tunnel) pain. Biopsies of suspicious skin lesions are also considered.
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  • Blood Pressure / Stroke / Heart Attack

    2014.05.09

    "60 % of Irish people over the age of 60 have high blood pressure with no symptoms. That's why it's called a silent disease and silent killer as it leads to heart attack and stroke .  Another common cause of stroke is a common heart irregular
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  • Weight Management

    2014.03.26

     Advice from Endocrinologist and National Leader on Obesity Management Dr. Donal O’Shea St Vincent’s and Blanchardstown Hospital includes ·         Eat a Breakfast ·  
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  • Third Level Students

    2014.02.04

    Attention Students!  When you are paying your Doctor/Nurse fee, don’t forget to tell the receptionist if you are a third level student! Once you produce a valid Student Identity card, you are entitled to a reduced fee of  €30 at
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  • Heart Attack & Stroke

    2014.01.28

    Heart attack and stroke still kill twice as many  Irish Males as do all forms of cancer .   High blood pressure (Hypertension) is a huge contributor to heart attack and stroke .  60% of Irish Men and Women over the age of sixty suffe
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  • Patient Medical Information

    2013.10.07

    When searching the internet for medical information it is important that trusted, quality sites are used. We regularly recommend www.patient-co.uk for patient information.
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  • Whooping Cough in Pregnancy

    2013.10.07

    For further information on the importance of Whooping Cough in Pregnancy please go to Leaflet section  in Useful Information.
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  • Having a problem with your Hearing

    2013.09.16

    Hearing loss in middle aged and more mature patients is common. We provide a very accessible and affordable industrial standard hearing test in our own, on site, audiometer booth. (Cost €30)  Many of you will be familiar with the cost of
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  • Cervical Smear Awareness

    2013.09.09

    Reminder to all women aged 25-60 years. Avail of your free routine Cervical Smear test at the surgery, as part of CervicalCheck, the national screening programme. Log on to www.cervicalcheck.ie with your PPS number, to ensure that you are on the regi
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  • Regular Payment Scheme

    2013.05.10

    Patients who do not qualify for a medical card may wish to avail of our Regular Payment Scheme. The cost is payable by standing order on a monthly basis. The cost for an individual is €30, while the cost for a family with children under
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  • Medical Cards

    2013.01.07

    Please call to surgery for assistance with your medical card application or renewal form. Catherine Street Medical Centre accepts new medical card applicants. Please make an appointment. If you are looking for a GP or family doctor in Waterford ple
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