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Eamonn has worked in rural general practice in Kerry since 1986, having graduated from UCC in 1982 and attended the Cork VTS under Prof Bill Shannon.

He works in a purpose built health centre with three partners, close to where he grew up and is the third generation, of four, general practitioners.

The practice has had a generational commitment to education and teaching, at undergraduate, graduate entry and postgraduate level.

He has been involved with the Kerry Faculty since its inception.

Interests

Eamonn's clinical interests are in chronic disease management, specifically asthma, COPD, diabetes, chronic renal and cardiac failure. He is particularly interested in a whole of person approach to these conditions, recognising in many cases there is multi-morbidity.

He believes strongly in behavioural modification at the level of the individual, family, local community and nationally as the only means to truly manage these conditions, and recognises the crucial role general practitioners have in being clinical leaders in the community.

To bring about changes in public attitudes to health, he has presented "Health Matters", a weekly medical program on Radio Kerry since 1990.

 A lapsed private pilot, he has had an interest in transport and transport medicine being an Aviation Medical Examiner and holding a Certificate in Traffic Medicine

Previous posts

Chair, Kerry Faculty 1990 – 1993 and involved in the Faculty since.

Chair, ICGP Membership Committee 1993 – 1996

Chair, ICGP Council and Executive 2004 – 2007

Chair, ICGP National VTS Steering Committee 2006 – 2008

Chair Health One User Group 2007 – 2017

GP Training; a trainer since 1990, he was a founder member, is an active trainer and former chairman of the steering committee of the South West Training Program in General Practice, 2007 to date.

Member Medical Committee Asthma Society of Ireland 2008 -2014

Provost, RCGP Republic of Ireland Faculty 2009 – 2012

RCGP, Faculty Fellowship Lead, ROI Faculty 2012 – 2017

RCGP, Republic of Ireland Representative Council 2013 – 2017

Chair, ICGP Certification Committee 2013 to date

Other relevant information

Eamonn has eclectic tastes in music and enjoys photography when he can.

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