Ochre Health Medical Centre Sippy Downs, QLD

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (07) 5373 0700

 

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Ochre Medical Centre Sippy Downs

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
7.00am to 7.00pm
Weekends
9.00am to 2.00pm
Closed public holidays

Call: (07) 5373 0700Superclinic logo

 

Overview
Located just off the Sunshine Motorway in close proximity to the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ochre Medical Centre Sippy Downs boasts ample off street parking, with pathology and a pharmacy conveniently located in the same building, and childcare services next door to the practice. The practice offers a wide range of allied health services within the clinic, supported by Chronic Disease Management trained Nurses.

On-site services
Audiometry Services
Dietician
Exercise Physiologist
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational Therapy
Pathology
Pharmacy
Physiotherapy
Podiatrist
Psychologist
Yoga and Pilates
Dentist
X-Ray facilities
Psychiatrist
Family dispute resolution

Billing Type
The clinic is a mixture of both private and bulk-billing. Billing is at the General Practitioner’s discretion. Health Care Cards, Pension Cards and under 16’s will be bulk-billed along with full-time USC Students. The weekend service will be privately billed or billed at the Doctor’s discretion. Please ask reception for a fee for your specific requirement.

Acting Practice Manager
Nathan Riseley

Registered Nurses
Seven Registered Nurses
Services provided by the Registered Nurses are: Chronic Disease Management and Health Assessments, Immunisations, Wound dressings, Ear Syringing, Removal of Sutures and any other services that the Doctors request.

Walk-In Consulations Only After 5PM Weekdays Or On Weekends – No Appointments Accepted

Dr Marc Daniels (MBChB) – General Practitioner
Dr Daniels is an experienced GP who studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He gained diplomas in Anaesthetics and Aviation Medicine, and is qualified in Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy.
Specialty interest areas: Family medicine, Acupuncture, Skin Checks, Pre-travel advice, Sports Medicine, Minor surgery, Diving medicals, Driving medicals, Coal Board Medicals, Weight Loss, Stress Management, Counselling, Phobias, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Hypnotherapy
Dr Daniels is available for appointments 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday and every second Friday.

Dr Marlene Pearce (FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Pearce trained locally at the University of QLD. She trained as a GP in country Victoria, where she gained further training in Rural Health, Aboriginal Health and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She moved back to the Sunshine Coast with her husband.
Specialty interest areas: Family Medicine, Sexual Health & Family Planning, Pregnancy Care, Dermatology, Preventative Health.
Dr Pearce is available for appointments 8am-5pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays and 10am-5pm Tuesdays

Dr Bernard Spilsbury (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Spilsbury is an experienced GP who enjoys all areas of General Practice. He graduated from the University of QLD in 1978. He has a keen interest in racing medicine, and works part-time surgical assisting at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital.
Specialty interest areas: Racing Medicine
Dr Spilsbury is available for appointments 9am-12.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

Dr Alison O’Connor (FRACGP / MRCGP) – General Practitioner
Dr O’Connor joined the practice in April 2014 after relocating from Hampshire in England.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, teaching junior doctors
Dr O’Connor is available for appointments 8am-4pm Mondays & Tuesdays, 8am-5pm Wednesdays and 8am-2pm Fridays.

Dr Andrew Wright (MBBS, DipRACOG, FRACGP, MPH&TM) – General Practitioner
Dr Andrew Wright trained at the University of Tasmania where he graduated in 1982. He completed his hospital training over four years which included Obstetrics and Paediatrics.
Following seven years of general practice in Tasmania, Andrew went to Uganda for 15 years to do voluntary medical work. He continues to work in Australian general practice and as a Director of the Yotkkom Medical Centre in Kitgum, Northern Uganda.  In his spare time Andrew enjoys bushwalking , photography and spending time with his family. Andrew is passionate in addressing healthcare inequality in Sub Saharan Africa and raising awareness of these needs in Australia.
Speciality Areas: Paediatrics and Obstetrics

Dr Corinne Aveline (FRACGP, MD) – General Practitioner
Corinne is now joining the team in Sippy Downs. After graduating from the Medical School of Nantes, France in 1989, Corinne worked as a GP in France until 2004. Corinne moved to Australia in 2007 where she worked as a GP and seeing patients in relation to women’s health, mental health, babies and children and the elderly. In her spare time, Corinne enjoys gardening, flying and travelling.

Dr David Baker (FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural, FARGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Baker has done his training from Queensland and then worked in Far North Queensland at a hospital. Following that, he worked at the Aboriginal Health and Private practice for over 15 years. David has an experience in training junior staff, co-ordinating multidisciplinary care and quality management. Dr Baker likes Reading, Cricket and coaching.
Speciality areas: Indigenous Health, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Chronic Disease.
Dr Baker is available for appointments 8am-5pm on Mondays & Wednesday.

Dr Joanne Butterfield  (MBBS, FRACGP, Dip CH) – General Practitioner
Dr Joanne Butterfield graduated from St. Bartholomews and the Royal London School of Medicine in 2005. Dr Butterfield has been practicing in Australia since 2006 and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She also holds a diploma in Child Health and has been working at the Sunshine Coast since 2013.
Specialty areas: Acute Emergency Care, Preventive Health Care, Chronic Disease Management with special interest in Diabetic Care, Women’s Health including IUD insertion and Skin Cancer Detection & Treatment
Dr Butterfield works full time Monday to Friday.

Dr Bianca Maiden (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Maiden started working in Mackay in 2012 after completing her medical qualification. She worked in a number of different specialty areas within the Mackay Base Hospital before working for a year in the Emergency Department. In 2015 she moved to Beerwah to pursue a career in General Practice. Her interests include music, football and her 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Specialty areas: Allergies, Children’s Health, and Chronic Disease Management. 

Dr Campbell Charles Ramage (FRACGP, MBBS, BSc) – General Practitioner
Dr Campbell Ramage brings a wealth of healthcare experience to our Sippy Downs Medical Centre. Having spent 10 years as a registered nurse, Campbell then studied medicine. He graduated from the University of Norwich (UK) with distinction in 2010.  He has worked in many fields, including Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology among others.  He is an Australian trained general practitioner obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Campbell is a keen runner. He spends the weekends at the beach with his dogs and is currently learning to ride horses, albeit badly. Campbell is in the process of becoming an S100 prescriber.
Specialty interest areas: Men’s Health, Antenatal care, paediatrics, psychiatry and sexual health & family planning
Dr Ramage works four days per week.

Dr John O’Connor (MB, Bah, BAO, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr O’Connor graduated in 2006 from University College Cork, Ireland. Following this, he worked for several years within the hospital system; first at Cork University Hospital, and, after emigrating to Australia, at Nambour General Hospital in Queensland. Dr O’Connor also spent several years in the Northern Territory, where he worked extensively in indigenous health and rural/remote General Practice. In his spare time, John enjoys travelling, cycling, walking and hiking.
Specialty interest areas: Internal Medicine and Dermatology

Dr Ronda Gurney (MBChB, FRACGP, FARGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Gurney moved to Australia in 2008 after completing her medical degree at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She then commenced working in General Practice in Dover, Tasmania, in 2011, before moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2017. Dr Gurney is also a medical educator with RVTS (Remote Vocational Training Scheme). Ronda is interested in people and their stories, which is why she loves general practice.
She and her husband love travelling and bushwalking, and she also enjoys reading and playing piano.
Specialty interest areas: remote and rural medicine.
Dr Gurney will be working on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Thomas Perkins (MBBS, FRACGP, BEng, GAICD) – General Practitioner
Dr Thomas Perkins has worked in General Practice since 2012, and has an interest in all aspects of family medicine and community medicine. After completing his degree at the University of Queensland, he worked at Nambour and Caloundra Emergency Department on the Sunshine Coast, and completed General Practice Registrar training in Brisbane and the Northern Territory.
Within General Practice, Thomas has worked at Grow Medical Sherwood, Sunnybank Hills Medical CentreBywater Medical Jindalee, Gorge Health, House Call Doctor  and National Home Doctor Service. He has completed 5 years of Service with the Royal Australian Air Force as a Medical Officer in Queensland, Northern Territory and overseas.
Thomas is a passionate supporter of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed), is a leading provider of medical education in Australia, helping to develop core knowledge acquisition for General Practice Registrars, through the “GP Core Content” podcast, and as a Medical Educator with National Home Doctor Service,  and the RACGP Medical Educator network.
Thomas is a Designated Aviation Medical Examiner with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA DAME), a Dive Doctor with the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS), a Member of the RACGP Military Medicine Special Interest Group and currently studying towards a Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology with RACGP.
Specialty interest areas: General Practitioner with an interest in all aspects of family medicine and community medicine
Dr Perkins will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Address
9 Ochre Way
Cnr Sippy Downs Drive & Power Road
Sippy Downs QLD 4556

Telephone
(07) 5373 0700

Overview
Sippy Downs is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and is part of the Buderim urban centre. It contains the locality of Chancellor Park, and Australia’s newest university, the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The name ‘Sippy’ is derived from the Aboriginal word Dhippi or Jippi, a generic name for ‘winged creatures’ and believed to be ‘a place of birds.’

Sippy Downs was a part of the Moolooloo Plains pastoral run leased by John Westaway & Sons in the 1860s. In 1870 all runs ceased, and the land became available for lease. It was not occupied until 1938, when it was occupied as a perpetual lease selection until 1957.[2] Sippy downs was then purchased by Alfred Grant. A portion was then sold onto Frank Cunning who raised cattle there until it was sold to the INVESTA property group in 2002. Brahman cattle were still on the property at is was being surveyed for the housing development.

Sippy Downs was established as a suburb in 1993 following the decision by the Shire of Maroochy to rezone the area. This cleared the way for the creation of the University of the Sunshine Coast which opened on 26 February 1996 with 542 students.

Sippy Downs is home to schools Siena Catholic College, Chancellor State College and a Montessori College.

Sippy Downs has been designated as a ‘Knowledge Hub’ in the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program and is master planned as Australia’s first university town with the potential for over 6,000 workers in knowledge based businesses.

 

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