About the doctors
Dr Hilda Crushell
MB Bch BAO, B med Sc, DCH, D RCOG, DFFP, DME, MRCGP
Dr Hilda Crushell grew up in Kenmare. She studied medicine at University College Cork, graduating in 1996, and then undertook postgraduate vocational GP training in West Yorkshire. Hilda qualified as a GP in 2000 and moved back to Kenmare, where she joined her mother Dr Rose Crushell in practice in 2007.
In December 2009, the Crushell practice relocated to the current location at the medical centre. Following Dr Rose Crushell’s retirement, Hilda joined Dr Maria Quille and Dr Anton Wauters in forming An Neidín Family Practice. Hilda also works as a medical officer at the Kenmare Community Hospital. In her free time she enjoys mountain climbing and travelling.
Dr Maria Quille
MIGP 2003, MB BcH BAO
Dr Maria Quille obtained her medical degree at University College Cork in 1997, and spent some time traveling before completing her General Practice training in Limerick in 2003. She then moved to Kerry and worked for a number of years in Killarney before setting up her own practice in Kenmare in 2011. In 2018, she joined Dr Hilda Crushell and Dr Anton Wauters in forming An Neidín Family Practice.
Maria has a keen interest in sport and exercise medicine, having obtained a masters in 2003. She is a trainer for The South West General Practice training scheme based in Kerry and enjoys the involvement in training and mentoring our future GPs.
Joining Dr Crushell and Dr Wauters in forming An Neidín Family Practice, has allowed greater flexibility to pursue these and other interests. Maria has found the family orientation of the practice a pleasure to work in.
Dr Anton Wauters
M.D., G.P., M.I.C.G.P, M.Ost.
Dr. Anton Wauters obtained his medical degree from the University of Leuven in Belgium and qualified as a General Practitioner in 2007. Interested in broadening his horizons in the field of rural medicine, he moved to Ireland to work as a GP in Donegal, and then in Kerry. Anton’s plan was to stay in Ireland for one year before moving to the UK to study osteopathy; however he quickly felt at home in Ireland and never left.
While working as a sessional GP in Dingle for over seven years, Anton developed his interest in integrative medicine, complementary therapies and musculo-skeletal medicine. He pursued part-time studies at the London School of Osteopathy, leading to a Master degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 2014.
Anton moved to Kenmare in October 2017, and the following year joined Dr. Hilda Crushell and Dr. Maria Quille in forming An Neídin Family Practice. Anton loves to spend time with his family, preferably in nature. In Kenmare, he has found an environment that offers this fine balance.
Dr Julie Collins
B Sc, BM BS, MICGP
Dr Julie Collins earned her undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Limerick in 2013. She then spent some time working in Emergency Medicine in Brisbane, Australia.
Julie returned home to Ireland to accept a place in the General Practice training scheme in Kerry, and qualified as a GP in 2019. Julie currently works as a Locum GP with An Neidín Family Practice.
In her free time, Julie enjoys keeping active and exploring the abundance of mountain climbing that Kerry has to offer.