Dr Sarah Murphy
Dr Sarah Murphy is a GP based in Dublin, She graduated from Sheffield university, trained in the UK, Australia and Ireland, completing her specialist training for general practice in 2006, Sarah is a certified lifestyle medicine physician. She is completing her masters in UCD in food Health, and nutrition. She has additional qualifications in Health promotion, workplace wellness and women’s health.
“Having worked as a doctor for more than 20 years both in the community and in hospital settings it is no longer possible to deny the significant impact on our lifestyles and our environment have on our health. Chronic diseases are increasing globally causing significant morbidity and mortality.
Although the cause of chronic disease is multifactorial, lifestyle medicine by using a holistic approach tackling areas such as nutrition, movement, stress management, promoting social connections and sleep can reduce many of the modifiable risk factors that can cause disease. Lifestyle Medicine provides evidence-based approaches, it empowers patients, promotes self-efficacy and encourages people to make small sustainable changes to promote Health and wellbeing. As a clinician it is hugely rewarding”.
Dr Aoife Canavan
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I began my nursing career on a Haematology Ward. There I learnt a great deal on various blood disorders, cancers and other conditions that affected our patient’s. I enjoyed working as a nurse in an acute setting. Like many healthcare professionals, I experienced many challenges during the first wave of Covid 19’. Our young and old patients alike were rapidly deteriorating and dying and with that came plenty of challenges. I was awarded the prestigious, ‘Florence Nightingale Award’, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in July of 2020 for my work carried out during this time.
I moved back to Ireland in late 2020 and soon after began working with Medmark Occupational Health, here in Dublin. When I left London, I wanted to work in a more holistic environment and was keen to get to the root cause of people’s aliments. I met with Dr Dave Foley who introduced me to Lifestyle Medicine. I am currently studying the ‘Foundations of Lifestyle Medicine’ through the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and will finish the diploma later this year. So far, it has given me great evidence-based knowledge to put into my own personal everyday life and to help empower our patient’s here at Minerva Health, to do the same!
Eileen completed her nursing training at Buckinghamshire New University in North-West London and received an honours degree in her BSc Adult Nursing in 2019.
I found my experience at Minerva to be really comprehensive, efficient and of great value. The booking process was easy and supported well by their admin team. I appreciated having some aspects of the screening completed ahead of my appointment. Having my bloods results as well as lifestyle questionnaire completed in advance was great as I felt that the doctor had a good understanding of my general health before they met me and made the appointment on the day very focused. I also liked how the medical was very lifestyle-based. I feel empowered to make positive changes in my life to improve my health and wellbeing and found this approach to be more holistic and meaningful than other screening experiences I’ve had in the past. I would happily recommend Minerva Health to anyone who is serious about improving their health.