Medical Staff

Dr . Patrick Magovern

Dr Patrick MagovernDr Patrick Magovern is a GP whose practice has, for many years, focused almost exclusively on individuals seeking solutions for complex medical problems when ‘standard pharmaceutical  medicine’ has not worked.

Patrick has practiced medicine in both rural and urban community and hospital settings in Canada and also  in the UK and Ireland. In addition to the usual GP postgraduate medical training, he has extensive training and experience in integrative/ functional medicine. Whilst in Canada he was  a coroner/ medical examiner. From 1994 until 2003 he  was a clinical teacher with the University of California Los Angeles Medical Acupuncture and Pain Management for Physicians programme.

The best part  of Patrick’s professional life is seeing people who may have struggled for years with poor health begin to ‘really live’ again. He loves  working with patients to transform a life of daily health struggle to one which once more has energy, fun and enjoyment in it and feels very privileged to do this work. Frequently people may have suffered quietly for years and almost given up hope: “Then …there sometimes comes the moment in the course of an individual’s treatment programme where  they may say something to the effect of:  “I don’t want to put a hex on it by saying something prematurely but the tide is finally turning after all those years.  I now have energy beyond 6P.M.  I am sleeping properly. I wake refreshed. I now can concentrate consistently at work. My brain is working again. I now drive without constantly dreading that I might crash into somebody” “.

 

Nurse Kathryn Teehan

Nurse Kathryn Teehan the drummartin clinic team

Kathryn moved to Ireland from the UK in 1997 and holds registration in both general /adult and paediatric nursing. Additionally, Kathryn has a BSc (Nursing Studies) from Trinity College Dublin and holds both a Higher Diploma in Nursing Studies and a Higher Diploma in Paediatric Critical Care.

Prior to joining Drummartin Clinic in February 2020 the greater part of Kathryn’s career was in intensive care as a nurse manager and team leader. Additionally, she is also experienced in nursing patients undergoing general, vascular and cardiac surgery, plastic surgery and in caring for cardiology and burns patients.

Kathryn’s nursing and communication skills, her kind-heartedness and commitment to excellence make her much-loved by her patients and a wonderful colleague.

What Kathryn likes about Drummartin Clinic is that “I love the fact that the presenting problem is not seen in isolation but rather the patient’s needs as a whole are embraced, no stone is left unturned, and there is a passionate commitment to getting people better and to helping them get back to normal and productive lives – to get them to, once more, enjoying being alive”.

Reception And Administration

Jill Aherne

Jill Aherne RECEPTION AND ADMINISTRATION the drummartin clinic team

Jill joined the Drummartin Clinic team in July 2020.
After graduating from UCD, she worked as an insurance underwriter in London for many years, before returning to Ireland to raise her family. A few years later, Jill returned to the workplace and has gained extensive administration and front of house experience. Jill is at Reception ready to answer your  questions and to support our patients in a warm and friendly manner.

Paula Grogan

Paula Grogan the drummartin clinic teamPaula has been working at Drummartin Clinic since the summer of 2020. She has recently returned from Hong Kong where she worked for an NGO supporting Migrant Women who became pregnant while working in the city. Before leaving Ireland Paula worked at The Digital Hub as Client Services Representative for over a decade. She enjoys meeting and interacting with the patients at Drummartin Clinic and seeing their health and quality of life improve.