David Joseph Hannauer, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I strongly believe in Kaiser Permanente’s focus on a strong member-physician relationship, and treating the health of the entire person—mind, body, and spirit. The physicians I work with have trained at some of the best medical programs in the country. I trust my own medical care—and that of my family—to Kaiser Permanente.
I chose to become a physician in order to be a neurologist. I’ve always been fascinated by the workings of the human brain. The field of neurology is constantly changing and progressing—we now have treatments available for a number of disorders that were not available even 10 years ago. As new treatments continue to develop, neurology will continue to be an exciting area of medicine.
About my practice
I do my very best to listen closely to what you have to say, and I know how important it can be to give you the time to say it. Every day I’m amazed at how much I learn from my members. I try to offer you what I would look for in my own doctor. A good bedside manner is critical, and I strive to deliver. One field of neurology that I have a special interest in is stroke care. I’ve been the director of Kaiser Permanente's Primary Stroke Center at South Bay Medical Center since the Joint Commission approved it in 2012.
How I thrive
It’s important to me to have a creative outlet to keep my mind healthy. I enjoy playing the guitar on a daily basis. I play the bass guitar in an all–Kaiser Permanente physician rock band. We’ve played gigs at a number of venues throughout Southern California and made it to the semi-finals of Forbes Fortune 500 Battle of the Bands! I also enjoy spending as much time with my family as I can.