Dr. Fiona Dunne
I came to Glasnevin Family Practice after nine years as a GP. There is a strong team ethos here, with everyone taking responsibility for the people who come to us. From the welcome point, to the consultation rooms, all the systems have been put in place to ensure a seamless standard of care for our patients.
My husband works in overseas development and we have both travelled extensively. Travelling in this way opens your mind and your heart. You realise you don’t need to have a lot to get by and it also makes you understand how lucky we are in Ireland. Working with diverse cultures shows the underlying similarities between people. On a practical level it has provided good training in non-verbal communication. This very useful when making assessments of my patients, sometimes they say everything is fine when you can see their body language shows a different story.
Originally I wanted to be a surgeon, but really preferred the interaction I had with out-patients rather than the actual surgery side of the work. Having that professional background helps in my GP work because I can talk patients through any procedures they need and I am able to do some procedures like sutures that might otherwise have needed a hospital trip. I also have special interests in sexual health and women`s health.
- Graduated University College Dublin, 1997
- Associate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2000
- Postgraduate General Practice Training, RCSI, 2003
- Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly
- Diploma in Paediatrics
- Member of Irish College of General Practitioners, 2003