Millions paid out to Sligo GPs by HSE
The Health Service Executive paid over €540m to GP practices and co-ops last year in fees and allowances, for treating medical card patients and providing services for other State health schemes.
On average around 2,900 GPs or their practices were paid over €186,000 each, according to figures released to RTÉ News by the HSE under the Freedom of Information Act. These figures exclude any private income a GP may have earned last year from treating patients, as well as medico-legal, insurance and other work.
The leading earners in Sligo under the scheme including practice support were: Dr Sean Bourke (€550,667); Dr Declan Loftus €518,620; Dr Arthur Michael Dolan €456,698; Dr Gerry Ballantine (€429,535); Dr Seamus O'Baoighill (€322,162); Dr William Roe (€316,144); Dr Jane Dorman (€310,810); Dr Aidan Mackey (€306,931); Dr Helen Fizsimons (€287,751); Dr Pat McSharry (€282,000); Dr Antoinette Gregan (€274,480); Dr Caroline Tansey (€272,526); Dr Niall Hever (€265,152); Dr Seamus Higgins (€254,113); Dr Damien Tiernan (252,545); Dr Des Casey (247,619); Dr David Swann (€247,461); Dr Michael Fox (€242,527); Dr Catherine Barrett (€240,763); Dr Keith Russell (€237,015); Dr Siobhan Tobin (€233,673); Dr Michael Coleman (€236,827); Dr Lisa Gallagher (€218,654); Dr Bride McElgunn (€216,704); Dr Mary McSharry (€215,987); Dr Ciara Colreavy (€212,965); Dr Peter O'Shaughnessey (€212,497); Dr Mazly Zakaria (€200,392); Dr Helena Traskowska Fangor (€200,160); Dr John Daly (€199,701); Dr Siobhan Canning (€180,512); Dr Zachary Johnson (€175,086); Dr Valerie McGowan (€157,118); Dr Kieran Greene (€157,006); Dr Donal Smyth (€155,338); Dr Martin J Flynn (€148,747); Dr Roddy Quinn (€147,619); Dr Frank Hayes (€147,577); Dr Siobhan McCormack (146,950); Dr Karen Joyce (€131,008).