Psychiatrists are also available to assist those who require intensive treatment or medications to manage high levels of distress, depression and anxiety.
- Dr Fran Orr – Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatry
Fran completed her medical degree at Sydney University and went on to obtain broad experience in general medicine in the hospital system and as a General Practitioner. She then specialised in sexual health and HIV medicine and became more aware of the enormous psychological impact of these and other illnesses on patients, carers and staff. As a result Fran became interested in completing her specialty training to become a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and has worked as a specialist in psychiatry since 2000. Fran’s sub-specialty is consultation-liaison psychiatry (general hospital psychiatry) and she has a particular interest in working with cancer patients and their families. Fran enjoys being part of our integrated Lifehouse team and working with her colleagues to provide patients and their carers and families with high quality professional support.