General Medicine

General internal Medicine encompasses the care of the general medical needs of inpatients and outpatients, to include the management of acute medical problems.

The General Internal Medicine service at the Bon Secours Tralee is a 24/7 service, managed by a team of multidisciplinary Consultant Physicians. This General Internal Medicine service offers a comprehensive program in health promotion and disease prevention.  Our Internal Medicine physicians provide a full range of care including periodic health examinations with appropriate screening for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and other common, treatable conditions. We focus on identifying risk factors and health management along with interventions, such as lipid-lowering diets, smoking cessation programs, and exercise regimens.

Our General Internal Medicine Consultants provide a range of services for adult patients, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and diseases and create one to one relationships with their patients so as to best develop individualized care plans and, if necessary, provide access to the broad range of specialty care providers within the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. This Consultant team specializes in all aspects of inpatient internal medicine and are continuously available to patients and their families during hospitalization. The team also provides consultation throughout the hospital on issues of perioperative management, anticoagulation care, heart failure, and respiratory care.

 Specialities included in this service-

  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Rheumotology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology 

Patient Evaluation and diagnosis

•Physical examinations

•Laboratory testing, including blood work

•Diagnostic testing to include cardiac diagnostics, lung function testing and diagnostic imaging.

Patient Treatment Options


•Acute illness care


•Illness/disorder and disease management to include referrals for Cardiac Catheterisation, Interventional Radiology and  Endoscopy/Surgical referral where appropriate.

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Caitriona Buckley
Consultant Rheumatologist
Rheumatology, General Medicine Rheumatology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4533 Fax: 066 716 4534

Dr. Caitriona Buckley

Consultant Rheumatologist


Dr Caitriona Buckley is a Consultant Rheumatologist and General Physician at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

Dr Buckley graduated from University College Cork in 1998. She completed basic medical training in Cork. She went on to pursue specialist training in rheumatology in the UK. During this time she gained experience in centres of excellence for systemic sclerosis in Manchester, vasculitis and lupus in Birmingham and ankylosing spondylitis in Bath. Dr Buckley returned to Ireland in 2009 and has worked at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee since then. She runs a busy outpatient and day patient rheumatology service with a special interest in early inflammatory arthritis and spondyloarthritis. She also provides an infusion and injection service.

Specialist Interests

Dr Buckley sees the full spectrum of rheumatic disease in her out patient clinic. She has specialist interest in inflammatory arthritis, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and the Spondyloarthropathies. She also has particular interest in Vasculitis and the Connective Tissue Diseases.  She is a strong advocate of early diagnosis and aggressive management of inflammatory disease.


Education and Experience

MB, BCh, BAO (Hons) 1998

MRCPI 2001



Honan Scholarship, University College, Cork



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  • Dr. Caitriona Buckley
Zulfiqar Hussain
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, General Medicine Gastroenterology
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9896 Fax: 066 7149858

Dr. Zulfiqar Hussain

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Dr Zulfiqar Hussain graduated from Liaquat Medical College, Pakistan in 1997. After graduation, he went on to become a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He received specialist registration in Gastroenterology and Medicine by the Irish Medical Council in 2010 and the General Medical Council in 2012. He has attended conferences both nationally and internationally and has participated in numerous publications. He has taken many opportunities to teach throughout his career. His teaching experience includes giving presentations, clinical tutorials and lectures. He also provided ward rounds to senior house officers and interns. He is a member of the American Association of Gastroenterology. 

Areas of Interest

Dr Hussain’s professional interests include intervention Endoscopy. He has extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopy.



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  • Dr. Zulfiqar Hussain
  • Suite 6B,Kerry Clinic,Bon Secours Tralee
Azhar Jahangir
Consultant Respiratory Physician & General Internal Medicine
Respiratory, General Medicine Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: (066) 7164580 Fax: (066) 7164521

Dr. Azhar Jahangir

Consultant Respiratory Physician & General Internal Medicine


Dr Azhar Jahangir is a Consultant Respiratory & General Physician who has completed all of his specialist respiratory training in Cork University Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin, St James’ University Hospital Dublin & East of England Denary Hospitals in the UK. Since 2014 he has been working as a Consultant Pulmonologist at the King Hamad University Hospital in Bahrain.  During this time he also held the posts of Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and the Medical University of Bahrain. 

Areas of Interest

Dr Jahangir has a special interest in Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sleep Disorders and complex Asthma.  He is also skilled in all emergency and routine respiratory and general medical procedures.  


MRCP (UK)- Royal College of Physicians UK 2008 MRCP (Ireland) – Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2005 MBBS – University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 1994.

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  • Dr. Azhar Jahangir
Alan Mulgrew
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory, Endoscopy, General Medicine Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4504 Fax: 066 716 4517

Dr. Alan Mulgrew

Consultant Respiratory Physician


Dr Mulgrew completed his  Specialist Training in Respiratory and General Medicine in 2004.  Since then, he has taken part in numerous  presentations , research projects and publications.  He has  written chapters for two books regarding  the area of Sleep Apnoea  and other sleep disorders. He was awarded numerous Grant and Fellowship Funding  by the British Columbia Lung Association , the Canadian Institute for Health Research /Heart Stroke Foundation Canada, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Philips Respironics.

Dr Mulgrew’s teaching experience includes lecturing at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. This role included bedside, classroom and lecture based teaching to undergraduates, post graduates and nurses.  He also scheduled and co-ordinated the clinical teaching of 3rd and Final Med RCSI students, planning their curriculum and implementing new teaching strategies.  Dr Mulgrew was awarded the Best Clinical Teacher from Final Med Class 2002 at the RCSI.  He was also awarded Best Clinical Teacher in the Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Vincent’s University Hospital,2004, and was nominated to the student mentoring program. 

Areas of Interest

Dr Mulgrew’s specialist interests include the area of  Respiratory  and General medicine and various sleep disorders. 

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  • Dr. Alan Mulgrew

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