Visiting Specialists

Chiropody & Podiatry

Leonie Hegerty O'Brien BSc. Pod Med., Pg. Dip Podiatric Surgery, MSCP(EIRE & UK) provides an appointment-only Chiropody & Podiatry service here at Galway Bay Medical Centre every Friday.

Leonie is a Chiropodist and Podiatrist with over 20 years experience having established her practice at iStep Podiatry Clinic in Tuam, Co. Galway. Galway City is the latest clinic to be added to her practice with successful clinics already running in counties Galway, Mayo & Roscommon

Leonie has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience in her 20 years in practice and has more recently completed a post graduate Diploma in Podiatric Foot Surgery at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh).

For further information and appointments please phone 093 28858


Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist

 Dr Ethel Ryan (MB, DCH, FJFICMI, FRACP, FRCPI, MSc) is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with over 12 years experience, currently working in UHG. She has a special interest in infant feeding issues, growth and development, having undergone fellowship training in these areas, but is happy to deal with all general Paediatric issues.

For private appointments please phone 091 530118 or you can email Dr Ryan at At present the waiting list is approximately 12 weeks but you will need to get a referral from your child's GP as is usual for Consultant appointments.

Clinical Dietician

Aisling Snedker is a Clinical & Sports Dietician with over 20 years experience working as a Dietitian in the UK and Ireland. She currently works part time as a Diabetes specialist Dietitian and also independently, specialising in Functional Gastrointestinal disorders, Sports nutrition and Weight Management.

She has extensive experience dealing with the treatment of Crohns Disease, Ulcerative colitis, complex digestive disorders and IBS.

Aisling has also worked extensively at the highest level providing services to trialthletes and now offers sports nutrition services to individuals and teams.

For further information and appointments please see

You can phone Aisling on 091 530117


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