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.

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

Our Latest Intern

Shevonne Koh
Singapore born, Launceston raised Dr Shevonne Koh’s natural curiosity, compassion and determination to help those in need made her decision to pursue a career in medicine an easy one.

Shevonne emigrated from Singapore at the age of 2, moving to Launceston with her family. A “why” child born to career nurse parents, Shevonne’s early fascination with the medical field had her mapping her career pathway from an early age.

“I decided I would like to pursue medicine early on when I was in primary school. I don’t remember exactly why I decided I wanted to be a doctor. My parents gave me multiple other suggestions such as dentistry, pharmacy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and pathology, and I went on work experience for all their suggestions – but nothing else seemed to appeal to me as much as medicine.”

Whilst there are a number of competing areas of specialisation that pique her interest, including Paediatrics, Intensive Care, and Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Shevonne has found herself increasingly drawn down a rural medicine track. A natural people person, she relishes the deeper level of ongoing relationships fostered in rural practice.

“You really get to know people.  You have more of an ability to further develop a doctor-patient relationship and patient partnership approach to health. In rural medicine, you often get the opportunity and privilege to get to know generations of families. In the past, I’ve generally found that people in rural communities are very down to earth, less in a hurry and more understanding.”

Shevonne is also drawn to the unique challenges of work in remote regions, and the broad range of skills required.

“I find that rural general practice is a very hands-on, procedural and practical experience, and is a mixed bag of both acute and chronic conditions. There are unique aspects to consider in rural medicine such as isolation/access, resources and health trends specific to the demographic.”

Outside of Medicine, Shevonne likes to keep busy. A keen baker, she spends a lot of time experimenting in the kitchen, and is partial to the finer things – including the odd degustation! Her other interests include playing piano, reading (currently “Complications” by Atul Gawande), and going camping/bushwalking with friends.

Shevonne is among the latest intake of medical interns participating in Ochre Health’s government-funded community internship program in Tasmania. The 13 week placement will have her spending several months living and working in Scottsdale in Tasmania’s North-East. Never so happy in the city as in the country, she’s looking forward to her time there, having visited nearby Bridport but not Scottsdale itself.

“I have a feeling that Scottsdale will be a beautiful location; I’m imagining green grass, rolling hills and farm animals, but also farmer folk and a warm and close knit community.”


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