New doctor's clinic opens in Carrick-on-Shannon

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New doctor's clinic opens in Carrick-on-Shannon

Dr. Pearl Taylor has opened a new GP service ‘Carrick Family Practice’.

Dr Pearl Taylor has opened a new GP service ‘Carrick Family Practice’. Located adjacent to St Mary’s Hall and School, Summerhill, the practice is now accepting both private patients and those with Medical Cards. Dr Taylor specialises in providing up-to-date, Doctor-led, medical care, in a comfortable and compassionate environment, taking into consideration the individual health needs of each patient and the psychological/social factors which impact on their life.  She has a keen interest in Children’s Health, Chronic Disease Management and Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Pearl Taylor

Carrick Family Practice is open daily from Monday to Friday and appointments can be made by contacting the surgery at 071  9671937.  Dr Taylor provides a wide range of services from Ante Natal care through to childhood developmental checks and vaccinations, travel/flu and pneumonia vaccines, dermatology advice and treatments, cervical smears and cancer screening, asthma and diabetes care, blood testing, ECGs, weight advice, smoking cessation therapies, menopause care and medico-legal reports.

Having sat the Leaving Cert exams at the Community School Carrick-on-Shannon, she obtained honours degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2006.  She trained in many of Ireland’s best-known hospitals including: Beaumont Hospital, the National Maternity Hospital Holles St, Rotunda Hospital, Coombe Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Children’s University Hospital Temple Street. Ophthalmology and ENT rotations were completed at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.  Orthopaedic training was delivered at Cappagh Hospital. She trained under some of the leading Consultants in Ireland including Professor Fergal Malone, Master of the Rotunda, Professor Gerry McElvanney, Professor of Medicine, Beaumont Hospital, and Professor Donal O’Shea, Endocrinologist and Obesity Specialist at St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown.

She worked in the Dept of Surgery (Plastics, Breast and Vascular) at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and Cardiac and Respiratory Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda before fulfilling her desire to move home to practice medicine with those whom she had grown up among and return the care she had received from the local community since childhood.

She has established strong links with all the key health services in the North West through her time spent working in all the Medical Departments of Sligo University Hospital including Oncology/Haematology and during her GP Training Scheme on the Sligo Scheme. Knowing those at the receiving end of a phone call or letter, makes all the difference when advocating on behalf of patients.  

In 2014 Dr Taylor spent six months working with Dr Ita Harnett, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Mayo University Hospital. This experience left a lasting impression on Dr Taylor, reinforcing her commitment to caring for life, in its most weak and vulnerable stages, and redoubling her efforts to alleviate pain and illness by providing the best of medical care to patients and their families. Her clinical expertise is delivered in a friendly, gentle and caring way, with the focus always on the patient. Confidentiality, empathy and delivering trustworthy are core values of hers.

Dr Taylor has obtained Diplomas in Women’s Health, Practice Management and Certificates in Mental Health, and Family Planning. She has a broad range and depth of life experience having worked at various times with people with Intellectual Disability, Addiction related illness, Children in Care and Refugees.  She believes strongly in the dignity of each person and will endeavour to give to the best of her ability to all whom she treats.