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Spring is asthma season… don’t under-estimate the risk!

Spring is asthma season... don't under-estimate the risk!

  Spring is asthma and allergy season. Many people living in areas that were affected by the bushfires have also reported suffering from some level of breathing difficulty this year, especially during exercise or cold weather. And then there is the ongoing threat of COVID-19! While no specific data

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Guide to the flu shot for 2020

Guide to the flu shot for 2020

Don’t let the flu make you vulnerable Should I get a flu shot during the COVID-19 virus pandemic? Yes – it is important to keep as healthy as possible during the current pandemic. As per government advice, a flu vaccination is highly recommended for everybody this year

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Medicare-supported telehealth now available at all practices!

Medicare-supported telehealth now available at all practices!

OCHRE HEALTH IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS! As COVID-19 spreads, keeping healthy is more import than ever. We are open and your regular doctor is available to care for you. To keep everybody safe, we are now doing telehealth consultations – by phone or video. All patients receive

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Downs Rural Medical merges with Ochre Health and Dr John Hall becomes Director of Medical Services

Downs Rural Medical merges with Ochre Health and Dr John Hall becomes Director of Medical Services

Queensland’s Darling Downs-based Downs Rural Medical has merged with Ochre Health, Australia’s leading operator of rural and regional medical centres. The combination will boost Ochre Health’s total number of medical centres around the country to almost forty and expand the Group’s Queensland operations beyond the Sunshine Coast, where

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Ochre in the Media | November 2019

Ochre in the Media | November 2019

18th November 2019 – “Flinders Island GP Alex John is making the most of rural living” – https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6491318/the-island-gp-making-the-most-of-rural-living/ 12th November 2019 – “East-Coast GP Dr Paul McGinity to retire in December, two clinics set to close” – https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6480609/east-coast-gp-to-retire-after-43-years-two-clinics-set-to-close/ 11th November 2019 – “New clinic opened” – https://www.ochrehealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/11.11.19-gannawarra-times.pdf

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Sharp Street Surgery joins Ochre network

Sharp Street Surgery joins Ochre network

A long-established medical practice in Cooma has recently partnered with Ochre Health to enhance its medical services and provide continuing management and operational support for the doctors and staff. From 4 November, Sharp Street Surgery will be operating as Ochre Medical Centre Cooma. Founded in 1902, all

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Skin cancer action this summer

Skin cancer action this summer

Many Australians and visitors to our sun-drenched country find themselves red, raw, blistered and peeling at some point during our long summer. It’s almost tradition and it often happens without a passing thought beyond applying some moisturising cream and making a mental note to be more careful.

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Bonnells Bay Surgery joins Ochre network

Bonnells Bay Surgery joins Ochre network

Ochre Health will provide the Bonnells Bay community with enhanced medical services following its acquisition of Bonnells Bay Surgery. As of July, Bonnells Bay Surgery has been operating as Ochre Medical Centre Bonnells Bay. The well-established local doctors’ surgery will continue to be led by its former

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Ochre Health welcomes another permanent doctor to Tassie’s West Coast

Ochre Health welcomes another permanent doctor to Tassie’s West Coast

Leading rural medical network Ochre Health, in partnership with the Tasmanian Health Service, is responding to the doctor shortage in rural and regional areas of Tasmania by welcoming a new GP to Queenstown and Rosebery this month. Dr Khaled Mohamed, a GP with a strong background in

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Sara McKenzie

My name is Sara McKenzie, I am an intern currently at the Royal Hobart Hospital but will be commencing my second term as an intern at the Huon Valley Health Centre in early April.  Throughout my medical degree I have always enjoyed my general practice rotations the most. I’ve been

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Ochre in the Media | February 2019

Ochre in the Media | February 2019

A month-by-month summary of Ochre’s recent media activity.

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Introducing Annie Quirk, Ochre Health Intern Support Officer

Introducing Annie Quirk, Ochre Health Intern Support Officer

We are delighted to announce that Annie Quirk has joined Ochre Health as our new Intern Support Officer. Based in the Ochre Health Medical Centre in St Helens, Annie’s role includes assisting with onboarding of new interns, organizing regular communications including a quarterly newsletter, scheduling education sessions,

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Emma Tan

Introducing Ochre's Huon Intern - Emma Tan

Emma was born in Melbourne and she moved to Tasmania to study Medicine after high school. She has extended family in Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, an area of rural Victoria she loves. While she has not visited the Huon Valley, she sees similarities between the

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Boggabri’s Dr Nishad Gamage – Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

Boggabri's Dr Nishad Gamage - Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

We are very proud to announce Nishad Gamage of Boggabri as the 2018 winner of the Eric Fisher award. This award has been established by the RACGP to acknowledge a new Fellow who is committed to the wellbeing and self-care of themselves and their colleagues and acknowledges

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis affects over 1.2 million people in Australia, with a further 6.3 million estimated to be living with low bone density.  What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a common disease which causes bones to become brittle.  Brittle bones lead to a higher risk of breaks than normal. Osteoporosis is

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