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Derek Freedman, MD, FRCPI

Derek Freedman, MD, FRCPI

Dr Derek Freedman is a consultant Genito-Urinary Physician.  He has a private practice in Ranelagh,  specialising in Sexually Transmitted Infections, sexual health and HIV medicine.  He is attached to the GUIDE Clinic at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Dr. Freedman has a wealth of experience, from the initiation of modern STD services in Ireland to involvement at board level of all the major international societies in the field.  He founded the Society for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ireland, and is a founding member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. He served as Venereology Editor of their journal.

He has written and edited several books on the topic, as well as scientific papers. He has contributed to local, national and international media on the topics of STIs, and HIV/AIDS, and is a frequent contributor to numerous radio and television broadcasts.

He brings a professional, discreet, confidential, open and non-judgmental approach to sensitive personal problems and provides practical solutions.

Ranelagh : (01) 4975826



88 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6

Hospital affiliation

St. James’s Hospital, Dublin

Contact Details

(01) 4975826
(08:00 - 22:00)

Consultation Times

By Appointment
MonAfternoon only
Tues and WedAll day
Thurs and FriMorning only

Appointments are usually available within 24-48 hours

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Services Provided

- Complete screening service and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS.
- Immediate results are available for microscopy and HIV testing as required.
- Laboratory results are usually available within 5-7 days.

Getting There

Luas / Bus Connections

Luas: Green line, Ranelagh stop
Bus: 11, 11a, 11b, 18, 44, 44b, 44c, 48a


Ample 'pay and display' parking in the area

From M50

From M50 take exit 13 'Sanyford Industrial Estate' and drive straight down the road through Goatstown, Clonskeagh and into Ranelagh. The Clinic is in the centre of Ranelagh, on the main street, across the road from the Ulster Bank / Tribeca Restaurant.