Ochre Health Medical Centre Calwell, ACT

COVID-19 Alert

Please call us before booking an in-person appointment online or visiting the practice if you have any cold or flu symptomsOur team will be able to assess your condition and make arrangements for your care. Telehealth consultations with your doctor by phone or video are also now available. These can be booked online or when you call. Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience.


Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Calwell

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

5/7 Webber Crescent
Calwell ACT 2905

Call: (02) 6291 0045Superclinic logo


Conveniently located in a central shopping centre, with ample car parking and easy access to childcare facilities and more. Ochre Medical Centre Calwell is an AGPAL Accredited Private billing General Practice.

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services

After Hours
If the doctors are unavailable, you may contact CALMS (Canberra After Hours Locum Medical Service) on 1300 422 567 for an alternative arrangement. CALMS in an accredited deputising medical service run by Canberra GPs (including your doctor) to provide quality AH cover all over Canberra with adequate feedback to your doctor.

Billing Type
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor. 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
Megan Gribble

Registered Nurses
There is 1 full time nurse and 1 Registered Nurse working at Ochre Health Medical Centre Calwell.

Dr. Deepica Amarasuriya (MBChB; Dip Obst; FRACGP) – General Practitioner 
Deepica has over 20 years’ experience as a Canberra GP and joined Ochre Health in 2011.
She completed her Bachelor of medicine and Surgery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She Obtained a Diploma in Obstetrics in 1990 and gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) in 1994.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s health including ante natal and post-natal care, Child health, Oncology and preventative health.

Dr. Ram Vepuri (MBBS, MRCGP, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Ram Vepuri completed his general practice training in the UK and brings with him a wealth of experience. Ram relocated to Australia to begin work at our Calwell practice in July 2015, following a four year stint within an Emergency Department in England. Ram has extensive knowledge in sports and minor injuries along with orthopaedic experience.
Ram is available full time in Calwell, Monday – Friday. 8:00am-5.30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm.
Specialty interest areas: Mental Health, Chronic Diseases, Children’s Health, Sports Injuries and Dermatology

Dr. Nicola Murphy (BMBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Nicola Murphy completed her Medical Degree from Flinders University in Adelaide. She then finished her GP Training in Canberra and joined the team in Calwell from February 2017.
Specialty interest areas: All Aspects of General Practice especially Women’s Health.

Dr Raya Al Suhel (MBChiB, AMC, DOG, DcH, DRANZCOG) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Al Suhel initially trained as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and worked within this field for a number of years and through several different hospitals before deciding on a change of direction towards general practice. In her spare time, Raya enjoys music, sport, dancing, travelling, gardening, and design.
Specialty interest areas: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Children’s Health, Mental Health

Dr Michael Koppman (MBBS) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Michael Koppman completed his medical degree at the Australian National University, graduating with his MBBS in 2012. In his spare time, he enjoys playing touch football, fishing, surfing, and spending time at the beach.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice

Dr Therese Crispin (BMed (Hons), FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Crispin graduated from The University of Newcastle in 1998. Since then, she has worked in Canberra, Hamilton and New Zealand. Dr Crispin has spent many years working in both Anaesthetics and Intensive Care. She embarked upon a career in General Practice in 2013, and received her Fellowship in early 2016. Prior to commencing at Ochre Health Kingston, Dr Crispin was working at Isabelle plains Medical Centre. Therese enjoys music, boating and spending time with her family.
Specialty interest areas: All areas of General Practice

Dr Jamie Jamiel (MBChB, Dip Dermatology, Dip Aesthetic, FRACGP, FRNZCGP, FAMPA, Master Med Science (GP), Dip Emergency Medicine, PGDip GP, Dip O&G, ECFMG (USA)) – General Practitioner
Dr Yarub Jamiel (Jamie) has over 30 years of general practice experience and is highly qualified in a broad range of areas of General Practice including Child and Adolescent care, Diabetes management, Weight management, Asthma, Mental Health, Chronic care management and Men’s wellness.
Dr Jamiel specialises in all aspects of Dermatology (skin diseases), skin check and skin Cancer surgery and he has special interest in Cosmetic medicine (Anti-wrinkles, Fillers , Threads and anti-aging).
Specialty interest areas: Dermatology, Cosmetic Medicine

5/7 Webber Crescent
Calwell ACT 2905

(02) 6291 0045

Calwell is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and is about 17 kms from ACT’s capital city of Canberra. In the 2011 Census the population of Calwell was 5,833. The suburb was named after the Labor politician, Arthur Augustus Calwell, PC (1896-1973). The suburb name was gazetted 5 August 1975.


Dr Paresh Dawda in the treatment room at Ochre Health Calwell


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