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Donegal doctors earned over €22m from medical cards

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BY HARRY WALSH

FAMILY doctors across Donegal earned almost €22.3 million for the care of patients under the medical card and other state schemes in 2012.

The top earning practice in Donegal is operated by Dr Anthony Delap, Bunbeg. His practice received €549,918 in fees and allowances under the medical card and general medical services schemes in 2012, according to official figures released yesterday by the Health Service Executive.
Dr Delap was one of thirty-two GP practices in Donegal who received more than €300,000 in gross payments including practice supports for operating the GMS scheme in 2012.

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Dr Delap is joined in the list of the top earning doctors countrywide by Dr Paul Stewart, Falcarragh €514,649, Dr Charles J Bourke, Killybegs €474,182, Dr Maria Bradley, Buncrana €449,557, Dr Brian Lavelle, Convoy, €431,850, Dr Michael J Kennedy, Buncrana €397,571, Dr Seamus O’Domhnaill, Buncrana €390,388, Dr Emer Gavin, Carndonagh €390,046 and Dr Margaret Gilligan King, Tamney €388,375. All figures are gross amounts including practice support.

The highest earning doctors in Letterkenny were Dr Angela Gilliigan (€352,208), Dr. J.R. Mc Feely (€328,945), Dr John Coughlan (€289,306) and Dr Raghavan Paratian (€190,001) all attached to the Ark Medical Centre, Pearse Road while Dr J.P. McGeehin (€327,494), Dr Dara Scally (€313,942), Dr Brian McColgan (€248,015) and Dr James Mc Daid (€221,976) all work at Scally Medical Practice.

In total, €22,299,957 was paid to 92 doctors in Donegal under the scheme. The vast bulk of GPs operating the GMS scheme are paid annual capitation fees for each patient on their list. In addition they can receive out-of-hours payments for non-routine consultations outside of normal working hours .
Special fees are payable for a range of additional services such as excisions, suturing, vaccinations, catheterisation and family planning. Other supports which GPs can receive include study leave, and annual leave as well as payments for practice nurses and locums.
Three were also three family doctors in Donegal who received gross payments of less than €10,000 for the full year of 2012.

The full breakdown of GMS Payments to Donegal GPs for 2012 is as follows: Dr. Anthony Delap, Bunbeg, €549,918, Dr. Paul Stewart, Dunfanaghy, €514,649, Dr. Charles J. Bourke, Killybegs, €474,182, Dr. Maria Bradley, Buncrana, €449,557, Dr. Brian Lavelle, convoy, €431,850, Dr. Michael J. Kennedy, Buncrana, €397,571, Dr. Seamus O’Domhnaill, Buncrana, €390,388, Dr. Emer Gavin, Carndonagh, €390,046, Dr. Margaret Gilligan-King, Tamney, €388,375, Dr. Eamon Shea, Newtowncunningham, €377,179, Dr. Martin Brennan, Burtonport, €375,849, Dr. Paul Grant, Buncrana, €372,199, Dr. John Dowling, Raphoe, €371,365, Dr. Therese Wheatley O’Neill, Derrybeg, €366,901, Dr. Siofra Nic An Bhreithiun, Carndonagh, €361,777, Dr. John Bannon, Dungloe, €357,043, Dr. Denis McCauley, Stranorlar, €355,902, Dr, Mireille Sweeney, Ardara, €353,876, Dr. Angela Gilligan, Letterkenny, €352,208, Dr. Austin O’Kennedy, Donegal Town, €352,188, Dr. Daniel McGinley, Moville, €351.424, Dr. Martin Brendan Forkan, Stranorlar, €338,968, Dr. Paul Armstrong, Lifford, €337,142, Dr. J. R. McFeely, Letterkenny, €328,945, Dr J. P. McGeehan, Letterkenny, €327.494, Dr. Padraic Mitchell, Stranorlar, €323,925, Dr. Kenneth G. Devlin, Carndonagh, €321,723, Dr. Geoffrey Paul Bourke, Killybegs, €319,957, Dr. Marie Drumgoole, Donegal Town, €319,327, Dr. Dara Scally, Letterkenny, €313,942, Dr. Alfred Mannion, Donegal Town, €304,613, Dr. Gearoid O’Rourke, Falcarragh, €302,917, Dr. M.J. Cooke, Glenties, €295,160, Dr. Diarmuid Mee, Carrigart, €295,063, Dr. Ciaran Kelly, Lifford, €294,016, Dr. John F. Coghlan, Letterkenny, €298,306, Dr. Barry Breen, Letterkenny, €285,485, Dr. Michael Cuffe, Ramelton, €280,469, Dr. Michael Shanley, Ballyshannon, €275,447, Dr. Seamus Kelly, Carndonagh, €275,038, Dr. Eamon Stack, Ballyshannon, €274,978, Dr. Kevin Quinn, Aranmore Island, €274.260, Dr, Maria Murray, Letterkenny, €272,039, Dr. Brendan Woods, Killybegs, €271,064, Dr. Martin A. Coyne, Lifford, €269,115, Dr. Jarlath Kelly, Dunkineely, €259,301, Dr. Heather McIntyre, Carrick, €257,596, Dr. Philip Murphy, Bundoran, €255,717, Dr. Catherine Falls, Carndonagh, €253,256, Dr. Brian McColgan, Letterkenny, €248,015, Dr. John Sheeran, Cloughan, €245,929, Dr. Dara McEniff, Dungloe, €241,999, Dr. Jarlath Duffy, Raphoe, €228,766, Dr. Colette McGrory, Lifford, €227,246, Dr. Josephine Kiernan, Letterkenny, €223,805, Dr. Garrett Duffy, Moville, €222,784, Dr. James McDaid, Letterkenny, €221,976, Dr. Kevin Boner, Lettermacaward, €221,328, Dr. Thomas Joseph Nunan, Rathmullan, €219,323, Dr Fiona Quinn, Ballyshannon, €205,544, Dr. Meta McLaughlin, Newtowncunningham, €201,583, Dr. Karena Hanley, Rathmullan, €194,658, Dr. Michael J. Kennedy, Buncrana, €190,475, Dr. Raghavan Paratian, Letterkenny, €190,001, Dr. Majella Grealish, Ballyshannon, €189,669, Dr. Mary McFadden, Letterkenny, €182,852, Dr. Aidan McMenamin, Stranorlar, €181,158, Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell, Milford, €172,783, Dr. John Patrick Sweeney, Stranorlar, €154,023, Dr. John Garvey, Bundoran, €153,021, Dr. Murrough Birmingham, Letterkenny, €152,985, Dr. Peter Kardos, Donegal Town, €151,105, Dr. Edward Harkin, €145,512, Dr. Eileen Coyne, Stranorlar, €143,480, Dr. Maria Doherty, Ballyshannon, €135,600, Dr. John Gerard Lannon, Carrigart, €110,214, Dr. Francis Nelson, Falcarragh, €96,087, Dr. David Khavia, Letterkenny, €76,626, Dr. Paul van Dessel, Clonmany, €71,970, Dr. Marie Therese McKenna, Lifford, €63,927, Dr. Frank Fogarty, Clonmany, €57,025, Dr. Sally Mullen, Stranorlar, €32,937, Dr. Edward McHugh, Falcarragh, €15,089, Dr. Lisa Staunton, Killbegs, €8,671, Dr. Heather McIntyre, Carrick, €3,781, Dr. Vera Lang, Ballyshannon, €1,178.

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