Dr Emma Hannan
BSc; MBBS; FRACGP
Dr Emma Hannan is a general practitioner (GP) who assists people to live their best lives at every stage.
As a relatively new mum, she is drawn to women’s and children’s health. However, one of the things she enjoys most about being a GP is getting to meet all types of people and seeing their progress over the years. For this reason, she maintains the full breadth of general practice, including:
- preventative health (screening programs)
- supporting older people
- helping people manage chronic disease
- helping people improve mental health and fitness, and
- doing whatever she can to assist when someone feels unwell.
Dr Hannan sees her role as a GP as important for helping people navigate the health system. Accessing information and specialists can be complex at times, so she likes to act as a coordinator to make sure people are meeting all their health needs.
Early on, Dr Hannan recognised herself as a people person. She was interested in health and science, and this is what motivated her to become a doctor and a GP in particular. As a GP, no day is ever the same. It provides the perfect blend of many specialities as well as maintaining the ‘human side’ of medicine. For Dr Hannan, getting to meet people and hear their stories is a privilege.
To qualify, she completed a Bachelor of Science at The University of Queensland, followed by a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, which she finished in 2015.
She worked her postgraduate years at Redcliffe Hospital. She then joined private practices in Brisbane’s southeastern suburbs for her advanced GP training program. She completed GP training in 2021 to gain a Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
Outside of work, Dr Hannan’s time is consumed happily by her young daughter. She loves being outside and when she gets the chance she enjoys getting active, hiking and travelling.
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