Hannah Haack’s Healthcare Homecoming

February 27, 2014 | Alerts, Students | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , ,

WP_20140225_003Hannah Haack has spent the last couple weeks working with Dr. Loney at the Stockton Medical Clinic and at the Rooks County Health Center.  After spending her formative years in Stockton she’s happy to be back and experiencing the community from a different point of view.  She is currently in her final year of residency at Wesley Family Medicine in Wichita.  Upon completion of her schooling this summer, Hannah hopes to practice medicine in rural Northwest Kansas.

Where are you from?

I was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. My family moved to Stockton when I was 3 years old so I grew up in Stockton, Kansas.  Most people in Stockton may recognize my maiden name of Moll.

Why did you come to Stockton?

I came to Stockton for a rural rotation. We are required to do either a rural rotation or international rotation during our final year of residency. I asked to come to Stockton so I could bring my kids and stay with my mom. I have a one-year-old, Janae, and four-year-old, Isaiah.  I did not want to be away from them for a four week rotation because I hate to be separated from my kids! I also had the opportunity to work with both Dr. Oller and Dr. Loney as a fourth year medical student when I was deciding where to train in family medicine. I really enjoyed working with them, and they were a big reason I chose to train at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. I was excited to come experience rural medicine working with Dr. Loney and experiencing rural family medicine practice.

What do you hope to be when you’re out of residency? Why?

I am planning on full scope family practice in a rural area in Northwest Kansas as well. I love taking care of families, from newborn care to obstetrics including both vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections to preventative care to end-of-life care. I loved growing up in a rural community so I am excited to come back to the area to raise my family and to take care of families.

What do you like about shadowing in Stockton?

I love being able to experience the scope of rural family practice with great physicians. It is fun to see great healthcare being performed where I grew up. I love the opportunity to train with two physicians who trained where I am training and to learn from their experience as medicine is very different in a rural community. I also love having some time with my family!

What do you like to do outside of medicine?

I spend most of my free time hanging out with my family including my husband, Matt, and two children. I also enjoy spending time with the rest of my large family when able too.  It is never a dull moment around my mom’s house when we are all back visiting!  I also enjoy getting outdoors, hiking in the mountains, and love to read nonfiction.

What do you hope to learn during your rotation in Stockton?

I hope to build on my medical knowledge base and tailor it specifically to rural medicine. Education and medical training is always changing, and I am always learning something new. I try to challenge myself to learn something new from every patient I see and every provider I spend time with!