Lancefield Country Practice, Lancefield VIC


Improving the health of our communities.


Ochre Medical Centre Lancefield

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm (to 6.00pm Thurs)
Sat: 8.30am to 1.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

17 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Call: (03) 5429 1362Superclinic logo


Please note that Dr Paul Carter is currently on leave as of 24th of April.

Lancefield Country Practice offers a range of services including general family medical care, ante-natal checks, immunisations, handling minor emergencies, stabilising patients requiring transfer, development of care plans for chronic or complex issues, removal of skin lesions, facial rejuvenation as well as clinics for diabetes, weight management, smoking and self-esteem.

Hours of Operation
Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm (open until 6.00pm Thursdays)
Saturday 8:30am – 1pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

After Hours
For after hours please contact Medicare Local Health Services on 1800 022 222

Billing Type
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor and as a general guide, pensioners (over 65 years of age), health care card holders and children under 16 years can be bulk billed at certain times during the day. Please ask our friendly reception team for more details. Please also note, we have systems in place to process your Medicare rebate claims on the spot.

Practice Manager
Kelly Szczygielski

Registered Nurses
Four 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.

On-site services

Dr Paul Carter MD (FRCPath, Adv Dip Clin Hyno) – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
Dr Carter; originally from the UK emigrated to Australia in 1976.  He has worked in the Macedon Ranges and surrounds for 30 plus years. Paul has practised as a pathologist, but in realising his desire to help people directly, he started working in suburban general practice. Paul set up Lancefield Country Practice in 2009. In doing so, he provided a medical service that was not yet available in that township. More recently, Paul has developed a number of self- help programmes for patients and is a regular speaker giving presentations on mental health issues to local men’s groups, local community health centres, meetings and parents evenings at local schools.
Speciality interest areas: Mental Health, Mindfulness, Men’s Health and Chronic Disease Management

Please note that Dr Paul Carter is currently on leave as of 24th of April.

Dr Natalia Tellez Santos (MBBS, MPH) – General Practitioner
Dr Tellez Santos joined Lancefield Medical Centre in February 2014 as a GP Registrar. She has worked as a Hospital Medical Office in Mildura, VIC and Ipswich, QLD Base hospitals.
Speciality interest areas: Women’s Health, Palliative Care, Dermatology and Chronic Disease Management

Dr Marina Kefford (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Kefford has worked at Lancefield since it first opened in February 2009. She has previously worked at Barwon Health Hospital.
Speciality interest areas: Women’s Health, Dermatology and Chronic Disease Management

Dr Jos de Jong (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Jos de Jong joins the Lancefield practice after a 7 year period of working in Wangaratta Base Hospital Emergency Department followed by a shorter term in Wodonga Base Hospital in 2015 where he was dealing with more GP type ailments.
Originally from the Netherlands, Jos brings with him a vast amount of experience in treating patients during tours of duty in Macedonia, Albania, Croatia and Iraq with the Royal Netherlands Airforce.
In his spare time, Jos enjoys playing Golf and computer games. He is also building a 737 cockpit flight simulator as another of his hobbies.
Speciality interest areas: Emergency Medicine and General Practice

Dr Ishani Wijegunawardena (MD) – General Practitioner
Dr Wijegunawardena has been in Clinical practice for over 12 years, including working as a GP for the past 5 years in Sunbury VIC. Ishani has previously worked as a Hospital Medical Officer in Departments of Gyneacology, Surgery, Paediatrics and Community/Family medicine(Medical Officer of Health) in Sri Lanka as well as a General Practitioner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ishani loves Sports ( Basketball and Netball) and Performing Arts (Traditional and contemporary Dance).
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Chronic disease management, Surgery and Dermatology.

Dr Priyank Gupta (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr.Gupta migrated to Australia in 2007, following completion of his MBBS in India. Dr. Gupta further completed Post Graduate Diplomas in both Health Promotion and Counselling. He then proceeded to pursue employment with Austin Health and worked across Melbourne’s major tertiary hospitals in multidisciplinary and diverse health settings, including General and Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Surgery and Surgical Sub- Specialties. During Dr Gupta’s working tenure for Austin Health, he was involved in practicing medicine in rural areas of Australia including but not limited to Echuca, Bendigo and Tasmania.
Dr Gupta developed a passionate interest in practicing within rural communities and is strongly committed to helping individuals maintain health and quality of life. Dr Gupta has been working in the General Practice setting since 2016 and is a highly motivated, dedicated General Practitioner with a wealth of experience in caring for patients from a range of cultural backgrounds and clinical settings.
Specialty interest areas: All aspects of general practice, rural medicine

17 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

(03) 5429 1362

Only 70kms north of Melbourne and a short drive from the Calder or Hume Freeways, Lancefield has the classic air of a pastoral working town coupled with a strong local arts and antiques scene.
Lancefield is a compact, charming town situated in a rolling agricultural landscape at the geographic centre of Victoria. It has wide, tree-lined avenues and rural views in all directions. Key landscape features include Melbourne Hill to the south, and Deep Creek and Mount William Range to the east.





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