Dr Diarmuid McCoy qualified in medicine at UCC in 1991 and pursued a fellowship in pain medicine at Flinders University Medical Centre in Adelaide, SA. Dr McCoy assesses and manage patients with chronic or persistent pain, which can have a devastating effect on patients and their families. In addition to a loss in physical function and sleep disruption, loss of job and social interaction can cause significant depression, even self-harm. All of these aspects have to be taken into consideration when treating pain and Dr McCoy’s role is to assess, diagnose and help manage these patients.
With regards to medicolegal assessments, Dr McCoy can provide expert medical opinion on the appropriateness of medication, involvement with allied health professionals, interventions and procedures, or a combination of these elements.