David C. Hanson, MD
David C. Hanson, MD, FAAFP, is a native of Iola, KS. As a child, Dr. Hanson admired the General Practitioners in his hometown and his missionary grandfather. Their influence started him in the medical field when he was just 14 years old. Dr. Hanson completed his medical schooling at Loma Linda University in California in 1973. He then went to a rotating internship at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Dr. Hanson is very passionate about preventative medicine. His favorite thing about being a provider is the variety that family medicine offers and the interactions he gets to have with patients and colleagues.
Dr. Hanson is semi-retired and works part-time at SFHC by supervising resident physicians and doing work-in patient care on Saturdays. He began as faculty at the Smoky Hill Residency in 1996, after many of the local doctors recognized how much the residents enjoyed their emergency medicine rotations with him. He was recognized for his teaching abilities in 2000 when he was awarded Kansas Family Practice Teacher of the Year. He has now had the pleasure of teaching two generations of family practice physicians.
Dr. Hanson has been a member of the AAFP since 1974 and is currently President of the Board of his church, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Salina. When he's not working, Dr. Hanson enjoys playing the piano, amateur astronomy, amateur radio extra class, woodworking, and bicycling.