Dr. Larry Bowles
My early career was as a doctor working in hospitals in the UK and Australia. The problem with being a doctor in that setting was that I only saw patients with urgent problems. Training to become a GP meant I could get to know patients better and have more influence on their long term health. Being a GP means I need to use a whole spectrum of skills which is very rewarding.
Becoming a partner of Glasnevin Family Practice was an important step. All the staff here have a real focus on the quality of care we give.
We play an important role in the local community, making sure our patient’s voices get heard when broad health service decisions are made. My community work also means I spend three mornings a week with older people living at the Highfield Healthcare. As well as this specialism in older people’s health, my special interests include men’s health and occupational health.
- Graduated University College Cork, 1992
- Postgraduate General Practice Vocational Training, Bradford UK, 1998
- Membership of Irish College of General Practitioners, 2000
- Partner in Glasnevin Family Practice, 2008
- Member of Mater Misericordiae Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee
- Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1997
- Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry, 1999
- Diploma in Occupational Health UK, 2007
- Diploma in Child Health, 2000