Ochre Health Medical Centre Maleny, QLD

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (07) 5494 2388

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Overview
Ochre Health took over the practice in July 2012 and completed an extensive expansion and renovation in September 2013. The practice has off street parking, seven consulting rooms, Nurse consultation room, Emergency treatment area, Minor operations room and is a fully accredited GP training practice.

Ochre Health Medical Centre Maleny has been established with financial assistance from the Australian Federal Government under the Super Clinics program.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays.

After Hours
Out of hours medical deputising service Family Care Medical Services.

Billing type
At the General Practitioner’s discretion.

Practice Manager
Lisa Bradfield

Nurses
Two Registered Nurses

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Audiologist
Cardiac Services
Dietitian
Exercise Physiologist
Pathology
Paediatrician
Physiotherapist
Sleep Clinic
Psychologist
Osteopath
Occupational Therapist
Visiting Psychiatrist
Podiatrist
Diabetes Educator
Clinical Psychologist

DWS
Yes

RA and RRMA classification
RA 2 and RRMA 5

Moratorium reduction
Reduced to 9 years

Retention Grant
Up to $12,000 per year

Transition Grant
Yes

Dr Jocelyn Eggins (MBBS) – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays & Wednesday afternoons.
Dr. Jocelyn Eggins has lived and worked in the Maleny hinterland since moving here in 2002 with her husband and three children.
Jocelyn studied medicine at the University of Queensland and graduated in 1994. She began her career at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and then moved into General Practice, initially in Brisbane and then later in Maleny and Montville. Jocelyn has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and has obtained a Certificate in Skin Cancer management through the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine, and has undertaken additional studies in advanced dermoscopy.
Jocelyn feels extremely privileged that General Practice allows her to care for families in her community throughout the years in a “from the cradle to the grave” scenario.
Outside of medicine, Jocelyn enjoys snow-boarding with her sons, dance and patchwork with her daughter and hiking, 4-Wheel driving or travel adventures with her husband!  However, for true relaxation, Jocelyn feels there is nothing better than reading a good book whilst lying in a hammock at the beach!
Specialist Interest Areas: Family Medicine, pregnancy care, minor surgery, pre-travel advice, skin checks & skin cancer excisions

Dr Christelle Greeff – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dr Christelle was born and grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Pretoria, and then commenced general practice. In 2000 she migrated to Australia and obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Recently she has been studying in the field of Lifestyle Medicine.
Outside of work Christelle loves the outdoors. She has a lot of fun riding her bicycle, tramping in the bush & paddling. On the culture front she appreciates both visual & performing arts and enjoys listening to some Classical, Jazz & folk music, or attend a Ballet or Opera performance. And at home she enjoys the simple pleasure of creating herb gardens.
Specialist Interest Areas: lifestyle medicine

Dr Sheelagh Buttanshaw (MBChB, DCH) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Thursdays & Fridays
Dr Sheelagh Buttanshaw grew up in Ireland and the UK, graduating from Leicester University in 2007. Following the completion of her medical degree Sheelagh worked in hospital medicine in the UK and Sydney. In 2013, Sheelagh and her family moved to Maleny where she began her general practice training. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, walking and spending time at the beach.
Specialist Interest Areas: general medicine.

Dr Stefanie Oedekoven
Available for appointments all day Fridays.
Stefanie originates from Germany. She graduated from the Technical University of Munich in 2006 and finished her dissertation in 2007. After obtaining her medical degree she practiced for several years in hospital specialties such as Surgery, Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Germany and Australia before her training led her into General Practice. With her husband and two little girls she moved back to Australia in early 2016 and is currently working towards gaining her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Dr Michelle Johnston (BMed, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments Monday & Wednesday mornings.
Dr Michelle Johnston has lived and worked as a GP in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for 15yrs, after moving from Sydney with her family. She has three teenage and young adult children and enjoys most outdoor activities, especially horse riding.
Michelle is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of GPs and has been a Director of the Sunshine Coast Division of General Practice (now Focus Health) for the past 10 years.
She enjoys the broad range of General Practice care but has a particular interest in child and adolescent, and preventive health.

Dr Edwin Kruys (MD, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  Available for morning appointments on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Dr Edwin Kruys is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam. He finished his studies in 2000 and has attained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.
Edwin now lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands and enjoys all areas of General Practice. Edwin updates his blog here: http://doctorsbag.net
Specialist Interest Areas: Travel Medicine, Elderly Medicine and Mood and Anxiety problems

Dr Sam Manger (MBBS, BSc, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays & Wednesdays.
Dr Sam Manger completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and his undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Queensland. He is now a General Practitioner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) where he received an award for the highest score obtained in the fellowship examinations. Sam currently works in Maleny and Montville after working in a variety of locations around rural and regional Australia. Sam has a focus on lifestyle and nutritional medicine, functional and integrative medicine, public health, medical education and leading edge medical applications. He has a wide variety of extra-curricular passions including martial arts, functional movement, bush survival as well as permaculture, public speaking and is also a national board member on multiple NGO boards. Sam lives locally with his young family, dogs, chickens, cows and the occasional goanna.

Address
Unit 1 – 3
39 Coral Street
Maleny QLD 4552

Telephone
(07) 5494 2388

Overview
Maleny is a small, scenic town 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range overlooking the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia. Nearby towns include Landsborough, Montville, Peachester, Palmwoods and Hunchy. Nearby places of geographical significance include the Glass House Mountains and Baroon Pocket Dam. The town hosts the Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture each year, hosted by Barung Landcare and showcases the regions finest wood artisans.

Maleny has replaced its timber-cutting and dairying past with tourism with a large influx of people who wanted an alternative lifestyle. As well as being on the Hinterland tourist drive, Maleny attracts day trippers from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast who are attracted to the various stores, art galleries and specialty shops.

Maleny is home to a large number of cooperative enterprises. There are art galleries, health food and organic produce stores, cafes, a co-op credit union, thriving business centre, rural settlements, alternative schools, alternative medical treatment, organic farming, intentional communities including the internationally award-winning Crystal Waters Permaculture Village and the Fountainhead organic retreat and education centre which received an award from the federal government in 2011 for its contribution to finding holistic solutions for depression and anxiety.

Maleny hosted the Maleny Folk Festival from its inception in 1987 to 1993, when it was moved to the nearby town of Woodford and renamed to the Woodford Folk Festival.

 

 

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