Dr Louise Karan


I am a Specialist General Practitioner and Urgent Care Practitioner, providing person-centred medical care, including acute injuries, mental health care needs, chronic and complex care needs, and preventive care.

I was awarded my FRACGP Specialist General Practice Fellowship in 2018, and have worked as an Urgent Care Practitioner since 2016 in public and private clinics.

Each person’s unique experiences, values, and preferences play an essential role in my collaborative approach to health care.



Specialist General Practitioner

  • FRACGP, Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practice, 2018
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Sydney, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Lit (Hons); Music (Hons), University of Sydney

Current roles

  • Urgent Care Practitioner, Maroubra Medicare Urgent Care Clinic
  • GP at Blackheath Family Medical Centre
  • Creator and Administrator, TekhnoMed web site.
  • Committee member, Blue Mountains GP Network
  • Writer, The Medical Republic

Past Experience & Achievements

  • Podcast editing and publication: Intensive Care Network and the Social Media and Critical Care Conference team (SMACC) editing and publishing podcasts, 2013.
  • Web development officer, Sydney University Faculty of Medicine IT Department, 2005-2009. Consultation, development, and construction of large scale sites for clinical schools, research institutions, and student learning delivery sites.
  • Director of Publications, Sydney University Medical Society, 2007-2008
  • Assistant Director of Publications, Sydney University Medical Society, 2006
  • Founder and Conceiver of Student Grand Rounds, Nepean Hospital, supported by MDA National, ongoing since 2006. Subsequently emulated at multiple institutions.
  • Winner of the Purser Prize, Sydney University, 2005.
  • Australian Army Veteran.

Skills & Interests

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Purple belt. Blue Mountains Jiu Jitsu Academy.
  • Musician, clarinet. Previously, french horn in the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Army Band

Guiding principle

My guiding principle is as simple and as complex as ‘To provide the care I would wish for my own mother.’

Specifically, I would wish for her: To be heard and validated; To be able to voice fears and needs, with respect and without judgement; To receive best-practice healthcare; To know that their own wellbeing is the core priority.

With respect to what I would have wished for her, I dedicate myself to this in my work.