About Us

Dr. Michael O Brien Family Practice was established in 1999 and has been serving the local communities of Leopardstown, Sandyford and Stepaside, as well as the business communities of the Sandyford Industrial Estate and Central Park (Leopardstown) for 20 years. The practice is within the Leopardstown HSE Primary Care Centre, located on the outside of the Leopardstown Shopping Centre. Previously the practice was located in the Sandyford Hall Neighbourhood Centre and moved to the current location in 2010. The current building is a modern purpose built medical centre.

We were delighted to welcome Dr Romaine King to the practice in 2017 and she has added a new dimension to the practice offering a full range of women’s health services. Dr Romaine King is currently on Maternity Leave and Dr Ariane Gill has joined the practice to continue to provide the full range of women’s health services.

We have a range of services on offer to address the needs of patients of all ages from birth to the older years. We are a university-affiliated (UCD/TCD) teaching practice. We recognise the need to respond to the demands of our patients as quickly as possible. It is, therefore, our promise to provide an efficient service, dealing quickly and accurately with the needs of our patients. Treating acute and chronic illnesses, our practice provides preventative care and health education for all ages and both sexes.

We aim to provide a comprehensive efficient service. It is important to have a family GP that you’re happy with, one that you can rely on, and one that knows your family history inside out. This will increase the chance of a fast diagnosis and therefore result in quicker treatment for the patient. Simply call us to arrange an appointment and we will be delighted to see you.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Michael O’Brien

MB, BCh, BAO, DME, DCh, MICGP

Michael graduated from University College Dublin in 1994 and completed his GP training in 1998. He established the Sandyford Hall Medical Centre in 1999 and moved his practice in 2010 to a purpose built building within the HSE Primary Care Centre in Leopardstown Shopping Centre.

Michael has a special interest in Travel Medicine, Sports Medicine, Paediatrics and Medical Education.

Outside of work, Michael is a keen Rugby and Athletics supporter. He was team doctor to the Irish Under 20 Rugby team for 7 years and is a sprint coach with Blackrock Athletics club. He is married and his 3 children keep him busy, mostly driving them here and there!

Dr Ariane Gill

MB, BCh, BAO, MICGP, DRCOG, MSK Dip

Dr. Ariane Gill was educated in Mount Anville Secondary School and Trinity College Dublin and qualified in Medicine in 2011. She did her internship at St James’s Hospital and Rialto Medical Centre.

Ariane worked in Perth, Australia for 2 years with rotations in Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics, Cardiology and Intensive Care and completed the 4 year GP training programme in July ’18 with the Trinity GP Training Scheme. She has diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG) and Musculoskeletal medicine with her special interests including Women’s Health, Sports medicine and Paediatrics.

Ariane enjoys triathlon and surfing.

Dr Romaine King

MB, BCh, BAO MICGP, MRCPI, DME, DRCOG, LARC cert

Dr. Romaine King is currently away from the practice on Maternity Leave.

Dr. Romaine King qualified from UCD in 2007 and worked in a variety of specialities including paediatrics, gynaecology, medicine for the elderly, palliative care, emergency medicine and general medicine prior to completing her training as a vocationally trained GP in 2015.

She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a special interest in women’s health and general medicine. She has obtained her medical memberships (MRCPI) and also has diplomas in obstetrics and gynaecology (DRCOG) and in medicine for the elderly (DRCOG).

She enjoys teaching and tutors students in UCD.

Meet Our Administration Team

Ger and Pauline have been part of the practice since 2006. Michelle O’Brien works both as receptionist and practice manager.

Our admin staff endeavour to help you in a prompt and professional manner.

They are all experienced and will deal with any queries with sensitivity and in total confidence.