Customers Notice – January 1 st , 2020 – VAT on Food Supplements
The government have now introduced a 13.5% VAT on all food supplements.
At our own store at 9 Sea Road and online shop at Drclareapothecary.com the tincture blends, teas, capsules and throat spray all fall into this category
We have absorbed some of this imposed increase as much as we can to reduce the retail price. Our creams are now inclusive of 23% VAT based on revenue recommendations and we have absorbed some of this increase too.
Prescription prices and single herbs prices have NOT increased at this time. Also no increase in consultation or food intolerance test fees
Thank you for your co-operation and valued custom,
Dr. Clare and the team
OPENING HOURS for shop
Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 6pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)
Sunday – Closed
If you would like to make an appointment at one of our clinics please phone us on (091) 583260.
How do I book an appointment
To book individual therapies contact the individual therapists, if you would like advice about making an appointment please phone the clinic on 091 583260 and we will be glad to help.
How do I book an appointment with the herbal team?
For an appointment in Galway phone the clinic on 091 583260 and the assistant will guide you through the appointment system, explain how the clinic operates and answer general queries. If you have a clinical question please ask for a Herbalist to phone you back.
You can also visit us at 9 Sea Road, Galway. Opening Hours for the shop are 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 5pm on Saturdays.
If you have any other queries you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For a Skype or telephone consult please email your request and we will arrange this for you.
We believe that wherever possible you should see a qualified medical herbalist for a face-to-face consultation. Distance consultations are not always appropriate for some health conditions and you will get a far better assessment from a personal consultation. So, if you can visit one of our clinics, please do so.
However, we do realise that not everyone is able to pay a visit to a herbalist. The most common reasons are long distances, mobility problems, etc. and we do offer online or telephone consultations with a qualified medical herbalist where appropriate.
WHEN CAN I BE SEEN?
When you phone the Clinic at 091 583260 they will offer you the next available appointment with a Herbalist.
Why do I see a member of Dr Clare’s Herbal Team for my first appointment?
Dr Clare has developed a team approach to helping you with your health problems. In her experience most patients need ongoing treatment over several months and team work covers more ground. It also works out less expensive for patients.
Every person in Ireland should have the choice of well trained herbal medicine practitioner care. By using a team approach more patients will have this option.
Can I see Dr Clare for follow-up appointments?
Yes, that’s fine. In our experience while this is an option not all patients choose this. All the herbalists on the team have the same Herbal Medicine BSc Degree as Dr Clare and are experienced practitioners. Where there is a very complex medical history or a patient requires wider GP care they are referred to Dr Clare by our practitioners.
How do you work as a team?
We have a clinical meeting for case review every month.
We work as a team for researching and updating herbal and clinical medical issues relevant to practice.
Herbal Prescriptions are dispensed from our dispensary in Galway. This avoids duplication of effort and frees time for clinical practice.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
During your first appointment your herbalist’s assessment includes:
What are your current health problems?
Past health problems
What do you eat? From shopping trolley to table (and all the other bits!)
Any current medication or supplements
Clinical examination such as Blood Pressure, enlarged glands, joint examination etc.
Investigations may be advised.
How many times will I need to see the herbalist?
Each person is unique and will have an individual plan. However a rule of thumb is that you will a benefit from a minimum of one month’s treatment for each year you have been in poor health. Usually you will consult your herbalist every 4 weeks as adjustments will be made to your treatment depending on your response.
Who else is on your herbal team?
We work closely with our nutritionists as optimum nutrition is a key part of learning how to improve your health. Our nutritionists are qualified to teach you how to look after your health with good food. They will also advise you regarding food supplements that may be beneficial.
We will refer you for other therapies as clinically indicated.