Dr. Mary-Carmel Burke
I grew up near Glasnevin, so was delighted to practice back in my own community. My involvement with Glasnevin Family Practice began in 1993, when I came to work with its founder, Dr Catherine Hayes.
Since becoming a GP, education, holistic care and prevention became core priorities for my work. When I took over as principal of Glasnevin Family Practice in 2001, I used this ethos as the foundation underlying the way we manage our work now. As this Practice has grown, I have worked hard to make sure we always prioritise our patients’ needs and always consider the complex picture that can be hidden underneath a seemingly simple diagnosis.
An inspiration for me has been Francis W Peabody who said "The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient" and "The treatment of a disease may be entirely impersonal, the care of the patient must be completely personal.
Glasnevin Family Practice has a dedicated group of doctors who also embrace this ethos. They bring experience and energy to their work and are passionate about providing high quality care to this community.
Graduated University College Dublin, 1987
GP Training with Trinity College Dublin 1988-1991
Diploma in Child Health 1989
Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990
Family Planning Certification 1990
Entered the General Medical Scheme (GMS) in 1996
Professional memberships and board positions
Membership of Irish College of General Practitioners 1991
Membership of Royal College of General Practitioners, UK, 1991
Irish Society of Occupational Health
Medical Director of GP Services at DCU Campus Medical Centre, 1995-2011
EURACT, European Academy of Teachers in General Practice, from 2010
Member of the Board of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, from 2011
Medical Director, GP Services at Highfield Health Care from 2012
Liaison Committee for Ireland East Hospital Group from 2013