Welcome to Galway Bay Medical Centre

Galway Bay Medical CentreGalway Bay Medical Centre is a modern GP surgery in the heart of Galway City (map). We offer all the usual general practice and family medicine services you would expect from a doctors' surgery, as well as many special services. Whether you want to see a doctor in Galway because you are sick, need specific medical advice, or simply would like to be healthier, we can help you. Galway Bay Medical Centre is a custom-built, state-of-the-art GP surgery which is fully wheelchair-accessible. The medical services are provided by 4 female GPs and a practice nurse. Read More 'About Us' >>

Our Location

Modern Doctors OfficeOur surgery is located in a ground floor premises on the Docks (beside the Gate Dental Clinic) - on the Eyre Square end of Dock Road. There is on-street pay parking on the doorstep, along with a surface car park on the Docks (beside the Harbour Hotel) and covered parking in the Hynes Yard and Eyre Square Shopping Centre multi-storey car parks. The surgery is around a 3 minute walk to Shop Street & Eyre Square and 5 minutes from Spanish Arch. We are fully wheelchair accessible. Location Map >>

Physiotherapy Galway

Galway Bay PhysioWe work closely with Ciaran Coyle and team in Galway Bay Physio, Chartered Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic. Galway Bay Physio is a new, friendly, forward thinking chartered physiotherapy clinic with an emphasis on providing a high quality service to the people of Galway. They are co-located in our premises.




Dr Murphy and colleagues are all fully qualified GPs who maintain membership of a variety of medical organisations, to remain up to date with advances in medicine and for professional development. The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the main professional body for GPs in Ireland.


From Our Blog

Quippe Medical - Clever products for Diabetics

You may have seen our recent news article on Quippe Medical from Melbourne and their clever range of diabetic products. 

We asked Cian Murphy if he would write a guest blog for us to tell us a little more about the company and how it all started. Please spread the word and hopefully we can help make other boys lives a bit easier too...

Take it away, Cian....

The real cost of the crisis in General Practice
We are in the midst of a crisis in General Practice in Ireland but few seem to be fully aware of this, apart from GPs.

The Government have been told, but they are in denial and still following their own misguided agenda when they could be listening to GPs on the ground.......

Who'd be a GP?

We don't normally re-post articles from other sources but this short letter from The Guardian is worth a read......

What does my GP do all day?

As a GP I understand that, for the majority of people, the prospect of having to visit me is only slightly more welcome than a visit to the dentist. You want to get in and out with as little hassle as possible, explain your problem and leave with a solution.
For many of my patients, that's the service I provide.
As a result, you might believe that my area of expertise is limited to the last medical problem that you asked for my help to solve.

So too do all the other patients that you shared a waiting room with on that day.......

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Services We Offer

We offer a comprehensive range of GP services. You can get advice and treatment for a wide range of common and less common medical symptoms and illnesses.

Whatever your foot problem is we have an in-house specialist who can help.

You can book with Leonie of iStep Podiatry Clinic or with any of the  Galway Bay Physio team.

Our GP’s offer cryotherapy (quick freeze to minus 190C) for verrucae and warts, and with a staff of runners, cyclists and rugby types we can generally advise on anything not mentioned above. If we can’t, we’ll know who can.

Do you feel like your head just isn't working properly recently? Stressed? Feeling down? Unable to concentrate? Avoiding friends or events?

Sleep disturbed? Mind racing? Worried all the time? Suicidal thoughts?

We deal with these problems several times a day. Maybe it's anxiety, depression, a mix of both, insomnia, stress, or something else. GPs are the first port of call to get your problem diagnosed and to get you back on track.

We also have an in-house psychology clinic in Willowtree Psychology Clinic


Pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced function of muscles and joints are very common and can have a variety of causes. Whether your sporting activities are starting to catch up with you or maybe you just twisted your ankle on the stairs one of our in-house specialists will be able to advise and help you get back on your feet.

You can book in with one of our GPs by phone or email or directly with a physiotherapist in Galway Bay Physio for evaluation and management of your problems. In some cases, a combined assessment can be arranged with both GP and physio. Some of our GPs do intra-articular joint injection. We routinely consult with our physio on your behalf where appropriate to advise about which treatment option is best (if you don't already have a physio or would just like a second opinion).

We spend a lot of our time diagnosing problems with your private parts, partly because the internet is so bad at this job and partly because these type of problems are very common and our staff are well versed in such matters.

Lumps, bumps, discomfort and discharge are common symptoms and some are even normal but you won't find out how to tell the 'Ah, it'll go away itself' symptoms from the 'Oops, I'm going to have to have a chat with someone' symptoms if you rely on the anonymity of the internet for advice.

There's a very good reason that it takes 10 years to learn to be a GP and 10 minutes to learn how to use Google. So if you're worried, just pick up the phone or send us an email, make an appointment and come and see us.

All consultations are dealt with in the strictest of confidence, in some cases we may not even need to know your name. That's better than asking your best mate to have a look, right?

Our STI Clinic is open every day and our GPs and Nurse are specially trained in this area by the British Association for Sexual Health & HIV 

Please ensure that you book an appointment with the doctor if you are worried about something new you have noticed down there, as it will require a diagnosis. We also do cryotherapy for genital warts. If you just want to be tested for STIs for reassurance, you can book with the nurse or doctor.


This is another part of your body where the worry of finding a rash or spot that wasn't there before can be made much worse by asking the man in the internet for advice.

Come and see a GP as there could easily be 10 different diagnoses for 10 people with the same symptoms and we can assure you that Google won't know just by having a quick look. We will know, or we'll know what to do if we don't know.

Give us a call or send an email to make an appointment.

We offer cryotherapy for warts, verrucae, skin tags and some other conditions and our cryo clinic is open every day.

We can sometimes drain abscesses on the spot (pardon the pun) and some minor surgery procedures such as suturing and removal of skin tags can be carried out in-house. For others, we refer onwards.


Most GPs see several people a day with with digestive problems and there can be 10 different causes for 10 people with the same symptoms. This is why searching for a solution to your vomiting or stomach pain on the internet will typically be of no help.

You need a GP to properly diagnose your condition.

Here in GBMC we also have a Registered Dietitian who specialises in certain digestive problems such as IBS & IBD and who is available by appointment with no long waiting list.

NEW: We can also arrange in-house testing for Helicobacter Pylori if this is suspected by the GP by doing a Urea Breath Test; and Faecal Occult Blood for those ineligible for Bowelscreen Cancer Screening 

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