• We proudly introduce

    our people

Dr. Virág Fehér

M.D., M.I.C.G.P., M.H.M.C.

Principal doctor

Dr. Fehér obtained her diploma in general medicine and became family medicine specialist at the University of Pécs, Hungary in 1998 and 2003, respectively.

During her training, she studied the side effects of paracetamol and the molecular epidemiology of human breast cancer. She defended her thesis and became Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) with First Class Honours degree.

She has been working in GP practices in Hungary and Ireland since 2000 and 2008, respectively. She established her own Galway-based practice in 2012 that has recently been expanded as “The Heights Medical Centre”.

She is member of the Irish College of General Practitioners (I.C.G.P.) and registered in the specialist register of the Irish Medical Council (I.M.C.).

Besides being a specialist in family medicine, Dr. Fehér has also been certified in:

  • Family planning (awarded by the I.C.G.P., Ireland)
  • Minor surgery (awarded by the I.C.G.P., Ireland)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound (awarded by the Hungarian Radiologist Society, Hungary)
  • Cervical cancer screening (awarded by the I.C.G.P., Ireland)
  • Fetal medicine (awarded by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK)
  • Early pregnancy ultrasound (awarded by the Centre for Ultrasound Studies, UK)

Emer O’Brien

Practice nurse

Emer obtained her diploma in adult nursing and completed her B.Sc. degree in health care at the University of Hertfordshire, UK in 2009 and 2017, respectively.

She worked in acute hospital settings in the Accident & Emergency Departments of the Watford General Hospital in the UK and University Hospital Galway in Ireland until joining The Heights Medical Centre as practice nurse in 2018.

Since then, she continued her educational development by undertaking courses including:

  • Contraception foundations for nurses & midwifes
  • Evidence-based Cervical Screening

Thérèse McIntyre

Chief receptionist

Thérèse is a former Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Science’s (IRCHSS) Government of Ireland Scholar and is in the write-up phase of a PhD at NUI Galway’s Centre for Irish Studies.

She is a member of the Oral History Network of Ireland’s (OHNI) Steering Committee and serves as the organisation’s Social Media Coordinator. Recently, she also completed work on the Arts Council-funded ‘The 1916 Song Project’ in collaboration with Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert.

During the Summer of 2012, Thérèse was awarded funding by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s (BAI’s) Sound and Vision scheme that resulted in the award-winning ‘Herosongs:  Where History and Song Meet’ series for RTÉ Radio 1, for which she was the presenter/researcher/writer.

The series was shortlisted for a Celtic Media Festival Award (2014 – Musical Programme) and went on to win Gold at the New York Festival Radio Awards for World’s Best Programme in Education in 2014.

She is also the Social Media Coordinator for the Oral History Network of Ireland and is an avid Galway supporter of the GAA.

Thérèse has been working with us as chief Receptionist since 2014.

The Heights

Medical Centre

Now in recently modernized,

purpose-built premises

The Heights Medical Centre is now accommodated in purpose-built premises just off Coolough Road, opposite from the Menlo Park Hotel. The Centre is conveniently located for both members of the local community of the Tirellan and Castlelawn Heights and patients from more remote areas of Galway.

Approaching by bus, we are just off the Castlelawn Heights bus stop of line 407 starting from city centre. Should you come by car, we have ample parking space both in front and behind the building we are located in.

The Centre has recently been renovated to the highest standards. As part of this work, literally, every corner of the Centre has been reconsidered and renewed in order to meet contemporary needs of our patients and medical professionals alike. In accordance, The Heights Medical Centre has been equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including on-site ultrasound and cardiology units with 3D/4D ultrasound and digital ECG, respectively, dedicated pediatric examination room, convenient waiting area and facilities for our disabled patients.

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    The Heights Medical Centre

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    The Heights Medical Centre

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    The Heights Medical Centre

  • Welcome

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    The Heights Medical Centre

  • Welcome

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    The Heights Medical Centre