About

Galway Primary Care provides a full range of services at each of our medical centres. It is our privilege to be involved in your care.

About Us

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US.

GP Care was founded in 1983 by Dr. Denis C. Higgins as a small, single-handed, practice in Ballybane and through a lot of hard work and dedication has become one of the leading, and most dynamic, practices in Ireland.

Our multi-disciplinary, medical team prides itself on delivering the highest level of patient care possible in the community at a level above-and-beyond what is considered the standard for general practice.

In 2016, Dr. Higgins Snr. was joined in the practice by his son Dr. Brian Higgins who has continued the tradition of striving to optimize what is possible in Irish Primary Health.

We provide care from two centres in Galway City: Harrmack House on the Tuam Road and the Galway City East Primary Care Centre in Doughiska.

These centres are linked meaning you can attend either and your medical records will always be at hand.

GP Care provides a range of service including:
 Bone density scanning
– Sports medicine
– Pain medicine and joint injections
– Dermatology clinics
– Menopause care
– Executive health and cardiac screening programmes
– Antenatal ultrasound scanning
– Travel medicine services
– Occupational health

 

Our Team

About

Dr. Brian Higgins

B, BCh, BAO, DCH, DRCOG, DMSK, MICGP CCD

Dr. Brian Higgins graduated with honours from NUI Galway in 2010. He trained in Paediatrics receiving a Diploma in Children’s Health before starting his General Practice training which he completed in 2016.

He has a passion for health promotion and disease prevention so you may see him on TV3 speaking about topical medical issues.

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About

Dr Denis C Higgins

MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, DORCPI, MICGP

Dr Denis C. Higgins graduated from NUI Galway in 1976. He is the senior managing partner of Galway Primary Care.

His areas of specialist interest include:

  • Dermatology
  • Ocupational Health
  • Children’s Medicine
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About

Dr Anne Browne

MB, DCH, DObs, DME, Dip Therapeutics, H Dip Occupational Medicine

Dr Browne has many years experience in General practice both in Ireland and Canada. Her clinical interests include Care of the Elderly, Dermatology, Child Health and Occupational Medicine

Her academics interests are around Medical Education and she has held academic appointments more recently at the University of Toronto.

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About

Dr Siobhan Carruthers

MB, BChir, BA, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP, PG Dip Clinical Education

Dr Siobhan Carruthers graduated from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1988.

She has a special interest in Women’s Health and medical education, and also works as a Lecturer in Women’s Health in NUI Galway.

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About

Dr Karin Dursteler

MB, ChB, MICGP, DCH, DRCOG, LFOM, CCD

Dr Dursteler, born in Switzerland, is a graduate from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She obtained her MB, ChB degree in 1991. Her post-graduate qualifications in Ireland include MICGP, DCH, DRCOG, LFOM and CCD. She has been working as a GP in Galway since 2009.

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