Dr Katherine O’Brien
BM MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
GP and Menopause Specialist
Katherine graduated from Southampton Medical School in 1995 and after a few years working in hospital medicine and obtaining MRCP part 1, she started as a GP trainee. She has been practicing as a GP since 2002. She gained a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG), and Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP) in 2002. Her interest in women’s health developed with obtaining Letters of Confidence for Intrauterine Techniques, and Subdermal Contraceptive Implant techniques in 2009. She has continued to fit coils and implants since then, including helping set up and provide this contraceptive service for a neighbouring practice.
Always enjoying this area of her work, she fully understands how women value a personalised approach to their individual needs. In recent years she has seen an increase in public awareness of how much more can be done to improve a woman’s quality of life, both during the perimenopausal and post menopausal years. She feels strongly about women having access to the care they need from practitioners who will listen, understand, and take an individualised approach to supporting them. Having completed the Menopause Special Skills course, she is dedicated to providing the best, evidence based care to women.
Currently she works as a GP in St Albans and is also a GP appraiser. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, walking, gardening and with her partner, trying to encourage her two teenage boys to enjoy outdoor activities with them!