Ochre Lancefield Country Practice, Lancefield VIC


COVID-19 Alert
To keep everybody safe, masks or face-coverings are now required in our practice – please bring your own if you have one. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, you must book a telehealth (phone or video) appointment rather than an in-person appointment. This can be done online or over the phone. During your consultation, your doctor will assess whether you need COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience.
Our practice is open for in-person and telehealth consultations
Telehealth (phone or video) appointments can be booked online or over the phone, while in-person appointments can only be made over the phone. Medicare support is available for both options.

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Lancefield Country Practice

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

17 High Street
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Call: (03) 5429 1362Superclinic logo


Ochre 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 – 5:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 12pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

After Hours
For after hours please contact After hours healthcare services are provided through Nurse Triage. Call 1800 022 222

Ochre Lancefield Country Practice is a mixed billing practice. All pensioners and children under 16 are Bulk-Billed. All other patients are required to pay in full on the day of the consultation. Payments can be made by cash, EFTPOS or credit card. Rebate claims are transmitted directly to Medicare. No patient will ever be denied medical attention for financial reasons.

Practice Manager
Kelly Szczygielski

On-site services
General Family Medical Care
Antenatal Checks
Handling Minor Emergencies
Development of care plans for chronic or complex issues
Stabilising patients requiring transfer
Removal of skin lesions
Skin Checks
Patient education on health issues
Clinics for: diabetes, weight, smoking & self-esteem

Allied Health Services
General/Breast Surgeon

Normal appointments are 10-15 minutes. Longer times are available if needed. Should you feel you may need more time with the doctor, please tell the receptionist when you make your booking. At times you might experience a waiting period due to doctors and nurses attending urgent or complex cases. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urgent Medical Problems
Urgent matters will always be dealt with promptly. Where appropriate they will take priority over booked appointments.

Walk-ins will be triaged by our practice nurse and an appointment will be allocated appropriately.

House Calls
When necessary, house calls are available within a 10km radius of the medical centre. Such calls are usually done at lunch time or in the early evening.

Privacy Policy
Ochre Lancefield Country Practice complies with all professional and statutory privacy obligations. Please ask reception for a copy of our privacy policy.

Communicating With Doctors
The doctors will only take phone calls that are urgent medical matters. All other calls will be triaged by our staff. Patients who wish to speak to a doctor concerning non-urgent matters that do not require an appointment can either leave a message with reception staff. Patients can also request a copy of our receiving & returning electronic communication policy.

Pathology & X-Ray Results
Generally, no results will be given out over the phone. All patients will be encouraged, at the time of the investigation, to make further appointments to discuss results. You may also be contacted by the practice and asked to make an appointment with your GP to discuss your results. We believe that patients share responsibility for ensuring they carry out tests requested and to follow up on the results of any tests performed.

Recall/Reminder Systems
You will automatically be enrolled in the various recall/reminder systems administered through the practice. Please advise reception if you would prefer not to be enrolled.

Patient Feedback
You are encouraged to give feedback to the practice. You may give this feedback verbally or by using the patients comment forms available at reception. If you feel it would be more appropriate to lodge your comments outside of the practice, please contact the Health Services Commission on 03 8601 5200 or 1800 136 066.

Our practice participates in the following services:
The National State reminder systems. Please inform reception if you do not wish to participate.
AUSLAN – For patients with speech or hearing difficulties
TIS – Translation Interpretations Services

Dr Natalia Tellez (MBBS, FRACGP, MHST, MPH) – General Practitioner
Dr Tellez attained her medical degree in Colombia in 2006 and before migrating to Australia in 2007, she was working in rural Colombia, assisting vulnerable communities. Once in Australia, she completed both a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Health Studies – Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Queensland. Dr Tellez spent several years working within the Australian hospital system, as a Resident Medical Officer at Mildura Base Hospital in Victoria and later at Ipswich Hospital in Queensland.

She commenced GP fellowship training in 2013 in Queensland, before moving to Victoria in 2014 to start work with Ochre Lancefield Country Practice. In 2019, Dr Tellez attained fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Outside of Medicine, Natalia is a dedicated mother of 2 girls, and enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends as well as travelling.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Health, Preventive Health and Dermatology

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 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

Dr Erandi Fernando (MBBS, DipChildHealth) – General Practitioner
Originally from Sri Lanka, Dr Erandi Fernando studied medicine at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, graduating in 2010 with an MBBS. In 2014 she emigrated to Australia, working for several years as a Medical Officer in the Emergency Department of Campbelltown Hospital. Once her Sri Lankan General Practice work was recognised in 2017, she returned to General Practice, where she has worked since. In addition to her medical degree, she also holds a Diploma of Child Health, and is proficient in minor cosmetic surgical procedures.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Mental Health

Ronald de Kruif – General Practitioner
Dr Ronald de Kruif completed his medical studies at Erasmus University Medical Center, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2012. Upon graduating, Dr de Kruif worked in the emergency department for two years and undertook a comprehensive GP training program to earn his ‘huisarts’ title – a vocationally registered GP in the Netherlands. Having moved to Australia in 2019, he is looking forward to working in a rural setting in the Macedon Ranges. In his spare time, he enjoys running, bike riding and swimming.
Speciality interest areas: minor procedures, emergencies

Dr Gordon Patrick – General Practitioner
Bio coming soon

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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