Rheumatology

Rheumatology is a branch of medicine that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

We assess and treat the full range of conditions including

  • Acute inflammatory disease.
  • Gout (inflammatory arthritis).
  • Osteoporosis – bones that are brittle and fragile.
  • Osteoarthritis – joint disease affecting cartilage in a joint.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis – arthritis  of:

    ☛ neck,

    ☛ lower back, and

    ☛ buttocks

  • Polymyalgia rheumatica – condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation.
  • Giant cell arteritis – inflammation of lining of arteries.
  • Lupus and other connective tissue disease. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.

We also provide infusions and other therapies.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

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Owen Cronin
Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr Owen Cronin

Consultant Rheumatologist & General Physician

Biography

A graduate of medicine from UCC in 2010 Dr Cronin returned to Cork following 5 years at the Rheumatic Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh where he completed specialist training and held post as acting Consultant Rheumatologist.  Dr Cronin also held the position as Clinical Tutor Associate and Honorary Clinic Research Fellow at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. 

In 2013, Dr Cronin completed a Master's degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCC before undertaking full time clinical research at APC Microbiome Ireland and the Department of Medicine.  Dr Cronin was awarded a PhD in 2018 for his thesis entitled "Physical Activity for Health:  The Impact of exercise on the human gut microbiota and pro-flammatory cytokines".  He has published widely in the areas of the gut microbiome, bone health and exercise medicine.  He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and an invited member of the Royal Osteoporosis Soceity's Bone Research Academy.  In 2019 Owen was awarded a Research and Education Young Investigator award for his work from the Americal Society of Bone and Mineral Research.  He currently sits on the editorial board of the journal Rheumatology Advances and Practice. 

Dr Cronin is proficient in all areas of general adult Rheumatology including the use of ultrasound for the assessment of temporal arteritis.  He has achieved certification from Glasgow Caledonian University in the use of Ultrasound for synovitis assessment.  

Areas of Interest

Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Diseases

Giant Cell Arteritis & Other Systemic Vasculitis

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound & Ultrasound assessment in Systemic Vasculitis

Exercise Medicine (Exercise for the treatment of chronic disease)

Qualifications

MB BCh BAO PhD, MMedSc, MRCPI, MRCP, FFSEM

Appointments

Referrals Via Healthlink 

 

Contact Details

  • Dr Owen Cronin
  • Suite 3, Block 1, The Lee Clinic, Lee Road, Cork, T23 KV2K

Secretary

John Mc Carthy
Consultant Rheumatologist
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4344603 Fax: 021 4347338

Dr. John Mc Carthy

Consultant Rheumatologist

Biography

CONSULTANT RHEUMATOLOGIST & GENERAL PHYSICIAN, BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEM, CORK (BSHC)

CLINICS
- ACUTE ARTHRITIS (URGENT REFERRALS)
- GENERAL RHEUMATOLOGY
- JOINT INJECTIONS (2 PER WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY AM, BON SECOURS OPD)
REFERRALS ARE AVAILABLE ON RECEIPT OF A GP LETTER AT (FAX) 0214347338
ENQUIRIES PLEASE TO YVONNE/ANN AT 0214344603

INPATIENT RHEUMATOLOGY AND GENERAL MEDICAL CARE
INPATIENT CONSULTATIONS
ADMISSIONS ARE THROUGHT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE OF BSHC AT 0214542807 Ext. 1604/5

DAY CASE PATIENTS FOR INFUSION (INCLUDING BIOLOGIC)THERAPIES

UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

Contact Details

  • Dr. John Mc Carthy
Catherine Molloy
Consultant Rheumatologist
Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4941355 Fax: 021 4941357

Dr. Catherine Molloy

Consultant Rheumatologist

Biography

Dr Catherine Molloy,

Qualifications: MD MSc (Clin Rheum) FRCP CCD

Dr. Catherine Molloy was appointed in 2014 as Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork.

A graduate of UCC, she completed her general professional training in Cork. She completed her MD thesis in the Molecular Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis in UCC.
Speciality training in Manchester and completion of an MSc in Clinical Rheumatology was followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Toronto, Canada. She worked as Consultant Rheumatologist and Acute Physician (Medical Assessment Unit) in Plymouth NHS Trust, UK and then Cork University Hospital.

Her main interests are in Early Inflammatory Arthritis, the Spondyloarthropathies (e.g. Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis) and Metabolic Bone disease, particularly Osteoporosis. In addition, she has expertise in the connective tissue diseases (SLE, Scleroderma, Inflammatory Myositis), Osteoarthritis and general rheumatology, and a developing interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Inpatient Rheumatology and General Medicine
Inpatient consultations
Day case infusion therapy (biologics, bisphosphonates)
Outpatient injection clinic once weekly
Outpatient consultations- Suite 2.7, Cons Private Clinic, Bishopstown Rd, Cork

Please fax all referrals to Lynda fax 021 4941357
 

Contact Details

  • Dr. Catherine Molloy

To access these services, you will need a letter of referral from your GP.

To make an apppointment, please contact

021 - 4344603 - Dr John McCarthy

021 - 4941355 - Dr Catherine Molloy

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