Ochre Health Medical Centre Tea Gardens, NSW


Ochre Health Medical Centre Tea Gardens is the premiere provider of primary care to the stunning coastal Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest region. The catchment area of the centre has grown significantly over the past two years due to the closure of two local practices and of Bulahdeleh Hospital.

Hours of operation
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
9:00am – 1:00pm Saturday

Billing type
The clinic is a mixture of both private and bulk-billing. Please ask reception for a fee for your specific requirements if you are having a procedure.

Practice Manager
Sue Coles

4 Registered Nurses

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
X Rays
Laverty Pathology


RA and RRMA classification
RA 2 and RRMA 4 Small Rural Centre

Fellowship Training
Location is suitable for the Remote Vocational Training Scheme (RVTS)

Moratorium reduction
Reduced to 9 years

Retention Grant
Up to $12,000pa

Transition Grant

Dr Sokiah Krishnan (Krish)- General Practitioner
Dr Krishnan joined the practice in January 2014 moving from Macquarie Medical Centre. He has practised for over 40 years in Australia with experience in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and procedural work.
Specialty interest areas: Rural Medicine and Geriatrics.

Dr Shah Fakhruddin – General Practitioner
Dr Fakhruddin is the longest serving GP at the practice, having joined in 2010. He completed his MBBS in 1987 in Bangladesh and is currently working towards gaining his FRACGP and has a place on the RVTS.
Specialty interest areas: Children’s Health, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol.

Dr Sita Dewamitta (RVTS ACRRM) – General Practitioner
Dr Sita Dewamitta joined the medical centre in August 2014. She qualified with MBBS from the University of Colombo and also has a PhD from the University of Kyoto, Japan. Sita has worked as a Medical Officer at both John Hunter and Calvary Mater Hospitals in Newcastle in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Psychiatry from 2012-2014 before joining the practice.
Specialty interest areas: experience in medical research and has been co-author on several journal articles.

Dr Simon Goode – General Practitioner
Dr Simon Goode joined the practice in January 2015. Simon has lived in Australia for many years having attained a Bachelor of Human Biology and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Auckland School of Medicine in New Zealand. He has held GP positions at several practices around NSW and Victoria, returning to New Zealand and working in General Practice for a number of years before returning to Australia.

Dr Anil Mathad (RVTS ACRRM) – General Practitioner
Dr Anil Mathad trained as a GP in India and England. He started practising in Australia in 2006. Dr Mathad has served in the Public Hospital System from 2006 to 2013.
Specialty interest areas: Men’s health, Trauma & chronic medical problems including Dardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, Respiratory, Rheumatology, Trauma Medicine, Aboriginal & Indigenous medicine, Cosmetic & Skin medicine and General Practice.

(PO Box 310)
8 Myall Quays Boulevard
Tea Gardens NSW 2324

(02) 4997 1900

Tea Gardens is a suburb of the Port Stephens area, Lower Mid North Coast New South Wales. It is about 160 kilometres from NSW’s capital city of Sydney. In the 2011 Census the combined population of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest was 2,434.
The closest ocean beach to Tea Gardens is Bennett’s Beach, a long stretch of golden sand that is patrolled during school holidays and weekends over the summer. South Bennett’s Beach leads you to the Yacaaba Headland walk, one of Port Stephens’ finest. Tea Gardens is a small town on the Myall River, just a short drive across the “whistling” bridge to neighbouring coastal town of Hawks Nest. Both are holiday towns whose population increases dramatically during summer holidays. There is plenty of good accommodation here, outdoor cafes, moored boats ready to hire and cheap, fresh oysters to sample.
With so many beautiful waterways surrounding Tea Gardens, you’ll never tire of outdoor action. Dolphins are likely to follow the small ferry from Tea Gardens to Nelson Bay where you can book in for a dolphin or whale-watch cruise in season. Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest is another one of the beautiful beaches in Port Stephens, of which there are many.


Ochre Health Medical Centre Tea Gardens October 2014

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