Dr Mary Dare
Dr Marianna (Mary) Dare currently divides her time between working as a GP at Richmond Medical and as the Acting Head of the GP Liaison Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
Mary completed her medical degree at Adelaide University in 2004 and worked at Flinders Medical Centre, The Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Alfred Hospital prior to commencing work in General Practice in 2009. She has worked as a GP in Adelaide, the Barossa Valley and Melbourne. In 2018 she returned to Melbourne after spending two years in the USA with her young family. She has since worked as a GP in Hawthorn, Elsternwick and South Melbourne.
Mary holds a Master of Public Health from James Cook University, Diploma of Child Health from Adelaide University, Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health from the Council of Sexual Health & Family Planning and Certificate in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. She is qualified to provide shared care for pregnant women through the Royal Women’s, Sandringham and Mercy hospitals, and insert Implanon contraceptive devices. Mary is finalising her training in the Neuroprotective Developmental Care (“Possums”) approach to sleep, feeding and cry / fuss issues in babies and welcomes parents of newborns who may be interested in discussing this approach.
Dr Dare is passionate about the role of preventative care in the health of women, children and their families. She also has a strong interest in travel medicine and has enjoyed applying this to her own overseas adventures.
Outside of work Mary enjoys spending time with friends and family and keeping active.