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Our Practice

Our professional practice was established for the North-East to provide an Osteoporosis Screening Service to the people of the region.We have completed 10 years of service in Fair Street.
A Dxa Scan is the Gold Standard for diagnosing Osteoporosis. A scan of your Spine and Hip areas are highly recommended. These areas as well as the wrist are the most frequently fractured areas. Here in our Dxa Osteopoosis Screening Clinic we scan the spine and hips.

We offer a highly professional service and our professional staff of qualified nurses are trained Bone Densitometry Technicians and have specialised training in Osteoporosis Management, Dxa scanning and Radiation Protection. The Training Scheme is UK accredited by The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), The College of Radiographers (COR) and The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Dxa Protection is fully licensed by the Radiological Protection institute of Ireland and is in conformity with the expressed wishes of the Department of Health with regard to radiological protection and to ensure that the appropriate statutory requirements are met we are annually checked by the Radiation Protection Institute of Ireland.

A qualified Nurse is on hand to answer any queries you may have and will offer advice on lifestyle measures to maximise Bone Health. Recommendations are made to your doctor for any further investigations or treatment that may be necessary. The Scan results will then be forwarded to both you and your doctor, Your doctor will then, if required, offer you treatment and advice.

We analyse your risk factors and Dxa Scan and advise on any further investigations for underlying causes of Osteoporosis and any treatment that may be necessary to treat Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.

    

Practice Hours

Our practice hours are from 9.00 a/m to 5.00 p/m Monday to Friday.

We also provide an out of hours service by appointment as the need arises for those who cannot avail of our normal service hours.

   

Our Team

Dr Bart Cullen MB, MRCGP
Dr Cullen is a co-founder of Dexa Protection Limited is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has operated his own medical practice in Carlingford, Co Louth for the last 24 years.

John Hennessy FCCA
John, a co-founder of Dexa Protection Limited, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and principal of John Hennessy & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants based in Ardee, Co Louth. John is responsible for the finance and administration of Dexa Protection, Osteoporosis Screening Centre.

Ms Claire Loughlin RGN CDT RM Practice Nurse Manager
Experienced Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife. Has completed Radiation Protection Course.2004, GE Lunar Dxa Operator Training Course on Dxa Acquisition.2004, Certificate on the Fundamentals of Bone Densitometry and Dxa Scanning at the Bone Densitometry Forum of the UK National Osteoporosis Society.(NOS) 2004, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course with Densitometry Certification 2006. Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT) by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) 2012.

Ms Yvonne Byrne RGN CDT Practice Nurse
Experienced Registered General Nurse. Has completed Radiation Protection Course with HSE and St. James Hospital 2005, Certificate on the Fundamentals of Bone Densitometry and Dxa Scanning at the Bone Densitometry Forum of the UK National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) 2005, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course with Densitometry Certification 2006. Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT) by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) 2012.

Ms Audrey Tallon RGN CDT Practice Nurse
Experienced Registered General Nurse. International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course with Densitometry Certification 2006 Has completed Radiation Protection course with HSE and St. James Hospital 2008. Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT) by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) 2011.

 

Secetarial Administration Staff

Valerie Murray

Valerie provides both clerical and administrative support to our team. She plays a vital part in the administration and smooth-running of our business.
She coordinates and implements our office procedures and frequently has responsibility for specific projects and tasks.