FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (02) 6281 0033
Ochre Health Medical Centre Garran is a brand new, purpose-built medical centre. Opening its doors on the 18th May 2015, this is the 29th practice in the Ochre Health network. The Ochre Health Medical Centre Garran operates 6 days a week and is located close to Canberra Hospital and the National Capital Hospital.
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday – 7:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
If the doctors are unavailable, you may contact CALMS (Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service) on 1300 422 567 for an alternative arrangement. CALMS in an accredited deputising medical service run by Canberra GPs (including your doctor) to provide quality After Hours cover all over Canberra with adequate feedback to your doctor.
This is a private billing practice
3 Registered Nurses
RA and RRMA classification
RA1 & RRMA1
Dr. Helen Morrison (MBBS DCH DRACOG) – General Practitioner / Medical Coordinator
Dr Morrison has been a local practitioner in the Canberra area for 25 years. Dr Morrison commenced at Ochre Health Calwell in October 2012.
Specialty interest areas: Men’s, women’s and children’s health and minor procedures
Dr Morrison is available for appointments all day Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and Wednesday & Friday mornings.
Dr Richard Radajewski (MBBS FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Radajewski studied at the University of Sydney and completed his residency and internship at a range of Sydney hospitals, including Hornsby, Manly, Mona Vale and Westmead Children’s Hospital. While at the Children’s Hospital, Richard obtained a Diploma in Child Health. In 2011 Richard moved to Canberra working as a GP in Queanbeyan and as a Visiting Medical Officer for Queanbeyan Hospital. Richard joined Plaza Medical Centre Woden in 2012 and is now part of the Ochre Health Medical Centre Garran. Richard enjoys spending time with his family and staying active with bush walking, camping, skiing and swimming.
Specialty interest areas: Family Medicine, Children’s health and minor procedures.
Dr Radajewski is available for appointments all day Monday, Wednesday & Friday and Thursday mornings.
Dr. George Chan (MBBS MAMAS) – General Practitioner
George has been a General Practitioner for 25 years.
Specialty interest areas: Acupuncture and qualified diving medical examiner.
Dr Chan is available for appointments all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Dr Shannon Craft (MBBS FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Craft is an experienced Canberra GP. She completed her MBBS from Adelaide in 1978 and her FRACGP in 1994.
Specialty interest areas: Antenatal care, Child health, Chronic Disease Management and Education in General Practice
Dr Craft is available for appointments all day Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Dr Sunita Singh (FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Sunita Singh studied MBBS (Tasmania) and DipRACOG. She has over 20 years experience in General Practice.
Specialty interest Areas: Antenatal care, Paediatrics and Women’s Health
Dr Singh is available for appointments all day Monday to Thursday and Friday mornings
Dr Sarath Burgis-Kasthala (MBChB MRCGP DTM&H MMed FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Sarath Burgis-Kasthala recently moved from Edinburgh with his wife and young son to work here at the Ochre Health Medical Centre Garran. He studied then taught at the University at Aberdeen, Scotland and has worked in a variety of specialities throughout Scotland. Sarath works part-time at Garran as he is completing a PhD in International Health and works as a lecturer at ANU. In his spare time he enjoys running (largely after his toddler son) and spending time with his family, exploring the Canberra bush.
Specialty interest areas: mental health, chronic diseases, tropical medicine and sports medicine
Dr Burgis-Kasthalal is available for appointments all day Monday and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings.
Dr Patrick Leerdam (MBBS / FRACGP) – Medical Co-ordinator
Patrick joined Ochre Health Calwell after 21 years of running his own practice in Chifley. Patrick thrives on the challenge of general practice.
Specialty interest areas: Family medicine
Dr Leerdam is available for appointments till 1.30pm Monday & Thursday and all day Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
Dr Ann Richardson (MBBS, FRACGP)- General Practitioner
Ann moved to Ochre Health Medical Centres from Chiefley. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a particular interest in skin and cancer management.
Ann enjoys the challenge of educating medical students.
Dr Richardson is available for appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Specialty interest areas: Skin care, General Practice
Dr Brenda Tait – General Practitioner
Dr Tait is available for appointments all day Tuesday & Thursday and Wednesday & Friday mornings.
Dr Richard Bate – General Practitioner
Dr Bate is available for appointments Monday & Tuesday mornings and all day Wednesday to Friday.
Dr. Cassandra Harris (BMedSci, Hons +1, MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Cassandra Harris has a scientific research background from Canberra.
She completed her training at the ANU then proceeded to work in the local area; most recently at the Airport General Practice.
Speciality interest areas: Dermatology and Obstetrics.
Dr Kerry McMicken (MB GHB. BSc Hons. FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr McMicken completed his bachelor of medicines and surgery in 1996 and his fellowship with the college of general practitioners in 2003. Kerry worked in hospitals in New Zealand before moving to Australia and completing his GP training in the ACT. He has worked in many practices around Canberra and in Cooma NSW.
He then joined department of foreign affairs and trade where we worked in Australian clinics in PNG, Indonesia and East Timor before returning to work for DFAT in Canberra.
Kerry has extensive experience in travel health.
Speciality Areas: Family Medicine, Reproductive Health and Travel Medicine.
Dr Tang-Sheng Zeng (MBBS, PhD) – General Practitioner
Dr Zeng and his family have been living in Canberra for over 20 years. After completing his PhD studies at the University of Queensland, Dr Zeng worked at the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Canberra Hospital, Calvary Hospital, and Queanbeyan District Hospital, in addition to general practice. He speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin. Dr Zeng remains a strong interest in acute care, and also continues working as a Career Medical Officer at the Emergency Department of the Queanbeyan District Hospital. Music, sport, and gardening.
Specialty interest areas: General medicine.
Dr Tang-Sheng Zeng will be working Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
Dr Kathryn Jill Bestic (MBBS, DTMH) – General Practitioner
Dr Bestic has worked for many years as a General Practitioner and for her it is an amazing career choice. She has worked rurally for many years in Canberra since 2002. She continues to do locum work in remote Central Australia and has worked in Dubbo and Nepal. Dr Jill is passionate about her work and likes spending time with her family and friends. She has four adult sons and two gorgeous granddaughters. She likes gardening and playing with her dog Jack.
Specialty interest areas: GP Palliative Care, Women’s Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Dr Bestic will be working on Mondays
Dr Nadia Laeeq – General Practitioner
Nadia’s bio will be updated soon.
Dr Jennifer Firman – General Practitioner
Jennifer’s bio will be updated soon.
2 Garran Place
Garran ACT 2605
(02) 6281 0033
(02) 6285 1491
The town of Garran was named after Sir Robert Garran, a man who made numerous contributions to higher education in Canberra. Garran is located within the Woden District of Canberra and has a population of 3,198 (Census 2011). Many streets within Garran are named after Australian Artists. Garran has three primary schools and is home to Canberra Hospital.