Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale, TAS


Improving the health of our communities.


Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9.00am to 11.00am
Closed Sunday and public holidays

2 Fosters Road
Scottsdale TAS 7260


Call: (03) 6352 2522

Medical Services 
General Practice, Vaccinations, Mental Health and Chronic Disease Management, Antenatal Shared Care, Emergency Care, Family Planning, Medicals – Employment & Insurance, Drivers, Men’s & Women’s Health, Skin Checks, Travel Medicine & Advice and Minor Surgery.

Billing Type
Bulk billing is available to: concession card holders, DVA gold card holders and children under 16. Exceptions apply to visitors and new patients. Please ask our friendly team for more details. We also offer Medicare Easyclaim which enables us to process your Medicare rebate.

Practice Manager

Dr Natalie Burch – General Practitioner
Dr Burch lived and worked in rural areas of Queensland prior to moving to Tasmania. She is our longest practicing GP; having worked at our surgery for 14 years. Dr Burch completed her training at the University of Queensland. She has a special interest in chronic pain, emergency medicine and medical education.  Outside of the office Dr Burch enjoys spending time with her family and playing her violin.

Dr Burch is not currently accepting new patients.

Dr Eugene Obanor – General Practitioner
Dr Obanor practiced as a GP in Nigeria and Trinidad before coming to us in 2013. He has a special interest in surgery and procedural medicine.  Dr Obanor’s interests outside of work include soccer and lawn tennis.

Dr Werner Heidegger – General Practitioner
Dr Heidegger has worked extensively across a number of fields of specialty, including Emergency Medicine, Procedural Obstetrics, and General Practice.  He also has a strong professional interest in Emergency Medicine Sonography. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, caravaning and motorcycling.

Dr Samantha Cassidy (MBBS, FRACGP, ACCRM) – General Practitioner
Dr Samantha Cassidy completed her medical studies at the University of Tasmania, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2013. Between 2014 and 2015, Samantha interned and spent her residency years at Launceston General Hospital. In the following year, she completed her GP registrar training at Scottsdale Doctors Surgery and Launceston Medical Centre. The Tasmanian native also obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 2018 and spent a year doing locum work across Australia’s Eastern Seaboard, including in the cities of Brisbane and Cairns. Samantha is thrilled to be returning to Scottsdale, as she is looking forward to reconnecting with her past patients and building relationships with new ones. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, running and, most recently, becoming a mother.

Speciality interest areas: children’s health, women’s health, dermatology.

Dietetics – Northern Nutrition & Dietetics

A dietetic service is provided by Stephen Hodgkinson from Northern Nutrition and Dietetics. No GP referral is required. However, eligible persons can access subsidised visit fees under the Enhanced Primary Care Program.

Contact Northern Nutrition and Dietetics on 0419 838 674 for appointments and enquiries. 

Physiotherapy – Bass Coastal Physiotherapy

A physiotherapist consults on Mondays at Ochre Medical Centre Bridport and Thursdays at the Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale.

This physiotherapy service is provided by Daleen Nel from Bass Coastal Physiotherapy. No GP referral is required. However, eligible persons can access subsidised visit fees under the Enhanced Primary Care Program.

Contact Bass Coastal Physiotherapy on 6382 2170 for appointments and enquiries.

Podiatry – Foot, Ankle and Rehabilitation Clinics

A podiatry service is provided by the Foot, Ankle and Rehabilitation Clinics.  No GP referral is required. However, eligible persons can access subsidised visit fees under the Enhanced Primary Care Program. This podiatrist attends Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale every Tuesday.

Contact the Foot, Ankle and Rehabilitation Clinics on 6327 1920 for appointments and enquiries.

Psychology – Tess Crawley and Associates

A psychology service is provided by Tess Crawley and Associates. Ask your GP for more information about this service.

Ochre Medical Centre Scottsdale

2 Fosters Road
Scottsdale TAS 7260

Contact Details
Phone: (03) 6352 2522

Ochre Medical Centre Bridport
Open 9.00am to 5.30pm
123 Main Street
Bridport TAS 7262

Contact Details
Phone: 6356 1500

Introducing our intern Dr Caroline Esho

Where are you from?
Born and raised in Sydney but I have after high school I moved to New Zealand.  I eventually ended up in South Australia until moving back to Sydney. Soon after, I accepted an Intern position in Launceston and moved to Tassie with my cavoodle Ron Burgundy.

Where did you do your medical degree?
Oceania University of Medicine

What made you decide on medicine as a career?
My parents lost their first child unexpectedly and the ongoing grief and loss really shaped me in so many ways. It made me appreciate my own life and want to do something rewarding with my time. Medicine was a natural path for me to undertake to help people in anyway I can.

What specialties interest you?
I really look forward to meeting the community and getting a better understanding of how to practice primary prevention medicine.

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
General Practice and/or Medical Administration, however I loved working as an Educator so whatever path I take I would like to work part-time as a Clinical Trainer.

What are your impressions Scottsdale?
My husband and I did a road trip through Scottsdale not too long ago. I love small towns because the people are very friendly and I imagine it is the sort of place where you try to get to know as many people as you can.


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