The Clinic was established in 2012 by Dr Aoibhe O’Driscoll as a direct response to her growing awareness through her work as a GP for the need for a dedicated medical service for menopause related health. The Clinic operates as a sub-speciality of Blackrock Medical Centre. It is led by Dr O’Driscoll in conjunction with Clinic Co-Ordinator, Mary Andrews.

Dr Aoibhe O’Driscoll at the Cork Menopause Clinic


Aoibhe is a graduate of the UCC School of Medicine and completed her General Practice Training in Cork. She has always been very passionate about women’s health and especially the areas of Menopause and Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). She began her training in the Cork Family Planning Clinic and from there went on to complete specialised training at the Menopause Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. She established Cork Menopause Clinic in 2012 and has over 20 years’ experience in reproductive health.

Aoibhe has achieved Advanced Certification in Menopause Care through the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health (FSRH) in London, a division of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG). She is an active member of the British Menopause Society (BMS) and is a recognised BMS Menopause Specialist.   She frequently attends menopause conferences worldwide and participates in various Advisory Boards on the subject. She has lectured on behalf of UCC and the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to undergraduate and post-graduate students. She is also involved in the ICGP menopause training programme for doctors.

Mary Andrews - Clinic Co-Oridinator at the Cork Menopause Clinic


Mary worked for many years in the finance sector having begun her career in Permanent TSB in 1990. A redundancy programme in 2010 led her to follow a long-held interest in healthcare and she decided to re-train and complete a medical secretarial course. She joined the reception team at Blackrock Medical Centre in 2013 and is now the Practice’s Lead Receptionist. Mary has sole responsibility for the administration and co-ordination of Cork Menopause Clinic and liaises closely with Dr O’Driscoll to ensure the smooth running of the service. She is the Clinic’s main point of contact and has a friendly, understanding and reassuring nature which patients love.

This team has the knowledge, experience and passion to help if you are finding menopausal symptoms challenging or disruptive in the course of your day-to-day life.

Dr O’Driscoll and Cork Menopause Clinic are affiliated with:

British Menopause Society LogoWomens Health Concern LogoDaisy Network Logo
The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare LogoNational Association for Premenstrual Syndromes Logo