• 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

    Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is when your blood pressure is being measured as you move around, living your normal daily life. It is normally carried over 24 hours.

    It uses a small digital blood pressure machine which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It small enough that you can go about your normal daily life and even sleep with it on.

    The machine then takes blood pressure readings at regular intervals throughout the day: usually, every 15-30 minutes during the daytime and 30-60 minutes at night. You will need to keep the monitor on through the night. When you return to the surgery the next morning the doctor will have an accurate reading of your blood pressure and will offer advice or treatment as required.

    This is not a routine consultation so prior notice for same is required to ensure BP Monitor is available.

  • Antenatal Care

    Pregnancy Visits

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!
    Below is a list of the visits you are entitled to free of charge under the

    HSE Maternity and Infant Scheme.
    1 . Before 12 weeks – GP (or when pregnancy is confirmed)
    2. Week 20 – Hospital
    3. Week 24 – GP
    4. Week 28 – GP (hospital if first pregnancy)
    5. Week 30 – GP
    6. Week 32 – Hospital
    7. Week 34 – GP
    8. Week 36 – Hospital
    9. Week 37 – GP
    10. Week 38 – Hospital
    11. Week 39 – GP
    12. Week 40 – Hospital

    OGTT if required at 28 weeks
    In the case of pregnancy problems or complications, you may be entitled to some additional visits which shall be determined by your GP.
    After the baby is born you are entitled to a 2 week and 6 week check up free of charge.
    All childhood immunisations are also covered.
    Non-pregnancy related visits will be charged at normal consultation fee.


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  • Blood Tests

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  • Childhood Immunisations

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  • Drivers Medical/ Eyesight Forms

  • Flu Vaccine


    What is flu?

    Influenza is a highly contagious virus infection affecting the respiratory system. There is the more usual Seasonal Flu against which a vaccine is now available and the Novel H1N1 or Swine Flu against which a vaccine will be available

    What are the symptoms?

    Symptoms begin after an incubation period of one to four days and include:

    A high-temperature >38 degrees Celsius
    Sudden Onset
    A cough or Respiratory Symptoms
    Muscular aches and pains
    Gastric symptoms (More common with H1N1)

    Symptoms often continue for about a week unless there are complications, in which case new symptoms may commence in the second week.

    For typical symptoms, the influenza sufferer should rest in bed in a warm well-ventilated room. Painkillers such as Paracetamol and Aspirin (not for children under 12) can relieve aches and pains and reduce fever. Plenty of fluids prevent dehydration and steam inhalations can have a soothing effect on the lungs. Anyone in the ‘at risk’ categories should contact their doctor as soon as symptoms develop also anyone else who develops complication should do likewise. Anti viral drugs e.g Tamiflu are effective if given in the first 48 hours but are usually reserved for severe cases or those in risk groups

    Should healthy people get vaccinated?

    In previous years, we recommended the vaccine for risk groups e.g. elderly, asthmatics, diabetics. This year there is a far greater case for health people getting the seasonal vaccine, (and pandemic vaccine when available). It remains though a personal choice.

    How many injections are required?

    For the seasonal flu, only one vaccine is required. For the pandemic flu, 2 will be needed as most of us have little or no natural immunity.

  • HSE Forms

  • Joint Injections

    For ongoing joint pain and problems, joint injections may be beneficial and alleviate pain.

    Joint injections may decrease the accumulation of fluid and cells in the joint and may temporarily decrease pain and stiffness. They may be given to treat inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendonitis, bursitis and, also, osteoarthritis.

    Dr Twomey is proficient in joint injection technique and he will be able to tell you if such treatment is suitable for your particular condition.

    The cost of joint injection administration may be covered by your private health insurance.

  • Men's Health

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  • Minor Surgeries – Wart and Mole removal

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  • Nurse Services

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  • Sports Injury

    Dr Denis Twomey has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Injuries. As a hurler and keen sportsman all his life, he more than familiar with the desire and need for a quick recovery after an injury.

    Dr Twomey is currently the doctor for Ballincollig GAA and is still very much involved in the sporting scene.

    A lot of minor injuries can be treated or managed in the surgery – sutures, strappings, slings and bandages – to name but a few – are all services provided at Classes Lake Medical Centre.

    Some more serious injuries may require referrals for scans or orthopaedic/specialist review.
    We also have a close working relationship with Ballincollig Physiotherapy and other sports specialists and very often same day appointments can be made to aid a speedy recovery.

    For ongoing joint pains or ailments, Dr Twomey is proficient in joint injection technique as well as draining of fluid – both of which may be covered under your private health insurance.

  • STI Screen

    To help you avoid long queues and waiting in STI Clinics, we offer STI testing in our clinic.

    We can screen for HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

    All consultations and tests are confidential and results will only be discussed with the patient by the GP. Treatment and advice will be given when necessary.

  • Travel Vaccines

    When traveling to certain countries it is essential you are correctly informed of what vaccinations are required and recommended as well as offered practical and sound advise on how to travel safe.

    Classes Lake Medical Centre specialises in travel health and is a certified Yellow Fever centre.

    We have a full range of vaccines in stock at all times and offer very competitive prices and offer discounts for couples or large groups.

    Basic Travel Package requires two injections:

    1. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio
    2. Hep A/Typhoid

    Some longer journeys or trips involving healthcare/charity work will require a course of Hepatitis B. Hep B is a course of 3 separate injections given over a four-week timeframe.

    Trips to certain countries require proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination and you will need to show documentation at airport.
    Some destinations are Malaria risk zones so it is important to have a set itinerary before you arrive for consultation so the doctor may prescribe anti malarial tablets if required.
    Contact Jackie on 0214878648 to discuss prices and what vaccines you may need for your upcoming trip.
    We recommend that you schedule an appointment for vaccines 6-8 weeks before you travel.

  • Warfarin Monitoring

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  • Women's Health

    At Classes Lake Medical Centre, our female GP’s and nurse offer a full and complete range of Women’s Health Services.

    Some of our services include Cervical Checks, STI Screening, Family Planning and Fertility Counselling, Menopause Care and Management and Pregnancy/Antenatal Care.

    Through the HSE Maternity and Infant Scheme, once registered, expectant mothers are entitled to a scheduled amount of pregnancy-related visits at our surgery free of charge.

    HSE have an agreed schedule for joint care between GP’s and the Maternity Hospital. Visit the HSE Website for more details.

    Cervical Check is a very important and free service. To find out if you are eligible for a free smear test log onto Once you have a CSP ID number you may then make an appointment at our clinic for your smear.

    All forms of contraception are available at our clinic and there are many different types to suit individual needs or preferences – Pill Check, Implant Insertion, Coil Insertion, Injection etc.
    It’s is always best to make an appointment with one of our doctors so that the most suitable form of contraception may be prescribed for you.

    If you wish to make an appointment or have a query re prices, please call the surgery on 0214878648.