Ochre Health Medical Centre Eumundi, QLD


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 Medical Centre Eumundi

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

6/2-6 Etheridge Street
Eumundi QLD 4562

Call: (07) 5442 8882
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Located just off the the main road (Memorial Drive), Ochre Medical Centre Eumundi is part of the Eumundi Village shopping complex. There is ample parking available on site, and a pharmacy is conveniently located next door. Street access is off Etheridge Street.

Onsite & Visiting Allied Health Services
Psychologist  |  Podiatrist  |  Sleep Studies

After Hours
Out of hours medical deputising service Family Care Medical Services.

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
Angela Palmer

Dr David Heppell (MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP) – Medical Coordinator/General Practitioner
Originally from the north of England, Dr Heppell has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for 4 1/2 years. After graduating from the University of Medicine in Leeds, he spent 5 years in hospital specialities before commencing General Practice. David gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2001 and worked in Yorkshire for almost 10 years before emigrating to Australia.
Specialty interest Areas: Mens Health, Mental Health Issues, Skin Cancer removals.
Dr Heppell is available for appointments 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Karen Macmillan (MBChB, MRCGP, FRACGP, DRCOG, DFSRH) – General Practitioner
Dr Karen Macmillan originates from Scotland. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine in 2000 and then moved to the South of England where she completed her training in General Practice. Karen moved to Australia in 2014 with her partner and young son. They are fortunate to have family in the local area.
Specialty interest Areas: Womens’ Health, Skin cancer and Preventative Medicine.
Dr Macmillan is available for appointments 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday.

Dr Hoda Morris – General Practitioner
Dr Morris is originally from England, she has been working on the Sunshine Coast since 2010.She is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK and the Royal Australian College of GP’s.
Specialty interest Areas: women’s health including IUD, mi-rena and im-planon, children health, mental health issues and skin cancer checks.
Dr Morris is available for appointments 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday
and 8.30am-4.30pm Thursday.

Dr Stefanie Oedekoven
Stefanie originates from Germany. She graduated from the Technical University of Munich in 2006 and finished her dissertation in 2007. After obtaining her medical degree she practiced for several years in hospital specialties such as Surgery, Medicine and Emergency Medicine in Germany and Australia before her training led her into General Practice. With her husband and two little girls she moved back to Australia in early 2016 and is currently working towards gaining her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Specialty interest areas: Dermatology, General Practice
Dr Oedekoven is available for appointments 9.00am – 4.30pm Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Dr Angela Irwin (MBBS, MRCP (UK) FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Originally from Northern Ireland, Dr Angela Irwin studied Medicine at the University of London, graduating in 1996. Angela completed her GP training in both London and Sydney and has been practicing as a GP for 10 years. Dr Irwin was admitted to the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) in 2007 and the Royal Australian College for General Practitioners in 2010. She has extensive experience in Adult and Children’s emergency medicine having worked in St Thomas’ hospital Emergency in London, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Sydney Children’s hospital. Angela enjoys running, cycling and Triathalon.
Specialty interests: paediatrics, skin cancer checks, sports injury, antenatal care and preventative health

Dr Mattias Faldt (MBBS) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Faldt graduated from his medical studies in Sweden in 2011, and spent the next few years completing his internship and commencing GP Training. He emigrated to Australia in 2013, working for several years within the hospital system before resuming GP training.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys gardening, surfing and camping
Specialty interests: Men’s Health, General Practice

Dr Nadia Messerschmidt (BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, Diploma of Child Health, Diploma of Surgical Anatomy) – General Practitioner
Dr Messerschmidt completed her medical degree at Deakin University in 2012 and completed her intern and residency years in Melbourne.  She embarked on her GP Fellowship training in 2015, working in various training posts in inner and outer Melbourne.  She joined the Ochre Medical team in October 2020 after relocating to Queensland.

Dr Messerschmidt holds a Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy from the University of Melbourne as well as a Diploma of Child Health from Sydney’s Children’s Hospital at Westmead. She has a strong interest in Women and Children’s Health , Skin and Family Medicine.  A mother of two beautiful girls,  Dr Messerschmidt enjoys running, cycling and spending time with her family in her spare time.
Specialty interest areas: Paediatrics, Women’s health, minor procedures (including contraceptive implants and removal, skin biopsy and minor excisions)

6/2-6 Etheridge Street
Eumundi QLD 4562

(07) 5442 8882

(07) 5442 7054

Eumundi is a small town with 1,700 residents in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. It is located just off the Bruce Highway. Nearby towns are Yandina and Cooroy.

Eumundi is very popular on the coast for its bi-weekly farmer’s markets. The marketplace is full of locally-made produce, which has made Eumundi and the surrounding area a haven for small businesses.


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