Dr Lucia Gannon
Dr Lucia Gannon completed GP training in the UK and has worked in Killenaule since 1996. She is interested in infant nutrition, mental health, and medical education. She was Adjunct Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice with the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick for ten years; Assistant Programme Director with the South East GP Training Scheme for over twenty years. She qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1997. She has diplomas in Child Health, and Women’s Health, including Contraception: a Certificate in Palliative Care: a Masters of Science in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London. She is a trained HearthMath instructor, a Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr Gannon writes a regular column for the Medical Independent and is author of the book All in a Doctor’s Day. (Gill Books 2019).
The local doctor occupies a privileged position in society. Pillars of the community and privy to the most intimate details of people’s lives, we often imbue them with superhuman qualities and expect them to have all the answers. Rarely do we get to see the person behind the ever-calm, professional exterior and experience how they handle the weight of responsibility that comes with the role.
Step into the surgery of Dr. Lucia Gannon. Arriving in the small village of Killenaule, Co. Tipperary 20 years ago – husband Liam (also a GP) and children in tow – Gannon was a blow-in determined to build a practice that would provide solace for the sick, worried and confused.
Journey with her as she builds a life in this tight-knit community, and discover what it means to be the one people bring their problems to – problems that are not always medical, but which still require discretion, kindness and the willingness to provide a listening ear to those on the tricky journey of life.
Dr Liam Meagher
Dr Liam Meagher completed his GP training in the UK and has worked in Killenaule since 1996. His main interests are rheumatology, geriatric medicine, exercise medicine and medical education. He has been a GP trainer with the South East GP Training Scheme since 2003. He was a Continuing Medical Education tutor with the Irish College of General Practitioners for four years and an examiner with the Irish College of General Practitioners for 8 years. He has diplomas in Geriatric Medicine, Child Health, and Women’s Health and is a Member of the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of General Practitioners.