Ochre Health Medical Centre Kingston, ACT

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (02) 6239 5520

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Kingston

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm

Sat: 8.00am to 12.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Address
Level 1, Green Square Centre

62 Jardine Street,
Kingston ACT 2604.

Call: (02) 6239 5520

We’ve Moved!
Ochre Medical Centre Kingston has moved into brand new premises in Green Square, Kingston. The new Medical Centre is located in Green Square Centre, above Capital Chemist and across the road from our old location.

Our phone number has remained the same: (02) 6239 5520.
Online bookings available.

Overview
Ochre Health Medical Centre Kingston joined the Ochre network on the 9th June 2015. The established practice is located 4km from Canberra’s city centre, nestled in the heritage rich and vibrant Green Square – Kingston’s original heart, and one of the inner south’s premier shopping and entertainment precincts. We are dedicated to providing the community with high quality, personal healthcare service with a wide range of medical and support services.

Parking
Parking is available at Kingston underground carpark located at 15 Tench St, Kingston. Free Parking is available along Jardine St, Kingston. Parking is also available behind the practice off Eyre Street.

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 Medical Centre Kingston is a private billing practice. Fees may vary depending on your doctor, the length of time for your appointment and the complexity of your medical condition. Your doctor and our reception staff will keep you informed of any fees associated with your appointment today.

Practice Manager
Peter Bradley

Nurse
Two Registered Nurses
One Endorsed Enrolled Nurse

Dr Ranjana Curtotti (MBBS(Hons) RCOG FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Curtotti has worked in General Practice since 1994 and has been with the Kingston Medical Centre since 1998. She completed her degree qualification with Honours in 1990 at UNSW. In 1993 she completed her Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and reached FRACGP in 1995.
In her spare time Dr Curtotti enjoys catching up with friends, going to the movies and bushwalking.
Specialty interest area: Gynaecology, Adolescent health & Paediatrics.

Dr Glenn Dillon (MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP CSH) – General Practitioner
Dr Dillon joined the Kingston Medical Centre in 1992. He completed his degree qualification at UNSW in 1986.
Specialty interest areas: All aspects of General Practice & Men’s health

Dr Danielle Walker (BSc MBBS FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Walker has been with the Kingston Medical Centre since July 2011. She completed her Fellowship in Queensland in 2009.

Dr Brenda Masters (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Masters has a wealth of experience working in both hospitals and in General Practice throughout Australia. Her placements include the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Prince Charles Hospital and Royal Brisbane Hospital. She has worked in general practice in Townsville, British Army on the Rhine, Wagga Wagga, Canberra, Brisbane and Northern Territory. In 2002 she joined the Kingston General Practice. Brenda specialises in whole patient treatment and care. In her spare time Brenda enjoys music and singing, especially choral singing. She also enjoys crafts, gardening and cooking.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s and Children’s health, Contraception (including placement of intrauterine devices) and minor procedures.

Dr Pradeep Narayan (MBBS, FRACGP, MS) – General Practitioner
Dr Narayan joined our Kingston Clinic after previously working at Ginnenderra Medical Centre. Dr Narayan has worked as a General Surgical ENT and maxillofacial registrar. He was admitted a fellow of the Australian College of General Practice in 2008 and has been in practice since. He is available for appointments Monday-Thursday from 9am-6pm.
Specialty interest areas:Men’s Health, minor surgical procedures, skin checks and skin cancer surgery.

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 Ambreen Ali (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
After obtaining her Medical Degree, Dr Ali commenced her Training at the Canberra Hospital in 2001. Following this, and a number of placements in Hospitals around the region, Ambreen has spent the last 5 years working at General Practices in Canberra. In her spare time,  Ambreen likes spending time with her family & friends and mentoring junior doctors. Dr Ali will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Specialty interest areas: Chronic Disease, Women’s Health and Paediatrics

Dr Trina Gregory – General Practitioner
Dr Gregory received her medical training in London, and went on to run a busy medical practice for 30 years. Her expertise crosses both medical issues and clinical governance, and she has worked extensively as a consultant. Her specialty areas include sexual health, respiratory medicine, diabetes and geriatric medicine. In her spare time, Trina enjoys travelling, and her interests include a passion for environmental sustainability.
Specialty interest areas: HIV, viral hepatitis, asthma, COPD, mental health, diabetes, and geriatric medicine 

Dr Barbara Thomson (MBChB FRACGP(Aus)LRCP&S(Glasg)LRCP(Edin)LRCS(Edin)) – General Practitioner
Born, bred and trained in Zimbabwe Dr Thomson moved to Australia in 2001 after almost 20 years in GP practice. She completed a 3 year MPhil course in Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town in 1996 and provided medical cover for sporting events for a range of teams from school age through to international fixtures.
She spent 8 years in General practice in Tasmania from 2001 to 2008 before moving to Canberra in 2009. Her interest in Aesthetic Medicine started with increasing interest expressed by patients and she has completed certified training in this field. She would like to offer this service to patients in the near future. In her spare time, Barbara’s interests include exercise, nutrition, birds and wildlife.
Specialty interest areas: Sports Medicine, Aesthetics, Skin, Women’s Health

Dr Stephan Praet (FEBSM, FACSEP) – Sport and Exercise Physician
Dr. Stephan Praet is a Dutch Sport and Exercise Physician, with dual registration both in the Netherlands and Australia. He is adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). From April 2015-September 2017 Dr. Praet worked at the Australian Institute of Sport. Dr. Praet holds a PhD in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and he is a Fellow of the European Board of Sports Medicine (FEBSM) as well as the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (FACSEP). At Ochre Medical Centre Kingston, Dr. Praet is offering the complete array of sports medicine services and tests to ACT or NSW residents with musculoskeletal injuries or concussion symptoms, those who are intolerant to exercise due to a chronic disease or cancer treatment, those seeking a pre-participation screening before starting high-intensity or competitive sport activities, as well as developing or high-performance athletes.
Specialty interest areas: Sports medicine

 Dr Yinan Zhang (BBiomed Sc (Hon), MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr. Yinan Zhang graduated from ANU medical school in 2013 and completed her general practice  training in 2018  Prior to becoming a doctor, Yinan worked as a molecular biologist in heart and diabetes  research in Melbourne. During her medical training, she has had experiences in general medicine, obstetrics and  gynecology, emergency medicine (including paediatrics),  intensive care and anaesthetics. Yinan is interested in all aspects of general practice, minor medical procedures and is passionate  about patient education and holistic patient care.
During her spare time, Yinan enjoys the  outdoors, hip hop dancing and singing in a pop chorus.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, Minor Medical Procedures, Patient Education, Holistic Patient Care

 

Address
Level 1, Green Square
62 Jardine Street,
Kingston ACT 2604.

Parking available at Kingston Underground Carpark, 15 Tench Street, Kingston
Free Parking available along Jardine Street, Kingston

Telephone
Phone:  (02) 6239 5520
Fax:  (02) 6239 5521

Postal Address:
PO Box 4250
Kingston ACT 2604

Appointment types
When you ring up to make an appointment, the receptionist will ask how much time you will need and schedule your appointment accordingly.

These are the appointment types:

Standard appointments
Standard appointments are scheduled for 15 minutes. If you have several issues or a complex problem, we encourage you to book an extended appointment.
While longer appointments are billed at a higher rate, the Gap remains about the same (see Practice Fees and Costs).

Extended appointments and medical investigations
Complex or multiple medical problems will require a longer appointment to allow adequate time for proper assessment and treatment. Please feel comfortable to ask for an extended appointment if you feel it is required.

 Drivers licence, medical reports and special examinations
Medical examinations for driver’s licenses and other purposes require special bookings with the doctor and nurse. Please explain the type of medical exam to our receptionist who will be happy to make the required scheduling. Bring any forms required with all relevant sections completed beforehand. You will also need to bring a form of identification such as your driver’s license and your glasses if you have them.

Procedures
Ochre Health Kingston performs minor surgery such as biopsy or removal of skin lesions, treatment of skin conditions requiring freezing with liquid nitrogen and insertion of contraceptive devices, treating minor fractures and wounds that require suturing. All these appointments need to be booked with a treating Doctor and may be deferred to another more appropriate appointment in order to complete the procedure. Your doctor will advise if this is necessary, and will advise of any fees that may be incurred.

Running Late?
If you are running late please ring to see whether it is possible to fit you in or to arrange another suitable time. Staff will do its best to help you and accommodate your needs. But being late may be unfair to other patients who would be made to wait.

Cancelling appointments
It would be appreciated if you let the practice know at least 2 hours before your appointment time if you are unable to make it so we can offer the time to another patient.

Waiting times
While the practice is committed to scheduling appointments at realistic intervals, there may be an increased waiting time due to one of the following:

More complex problems than anticipated which cannot be dealt with within a standard appointment of 15 minutes
It is better for you and the others attending the practice if you would ask for an extended appointment in case you have a list of issues.

Unplanned appointment
Despite the best plans, the nature of general practice is that sometimes there are patients requiring immediate attention and an “unplanned” appointment. We will ask for your patience or, if the waiting would be too long or if you so prefer, staff will re-schedule the appointment.

Emergency call
The GP on stand-by to a nursing home may be called in case of an emergency. In this event, staff will make every effort to re-schedule your appointment.

These are not generally provided outside of a consultation.

We request that you phone and make an appointment if you require repeat prescriptions, referrals or certificates. Our doctors have a duty of care to ensure that repeat medication or referrals remain appropriate, and a short consultation is required to check on this. These appointments can generally be accommodated same-day if urgent and you may be required to see another doctor within the practice to attend to these requests. All S8 Medication requests on authority will have to return to their regular GP. If you need to owe a script to a pharmacy you will need to make an appointment to obtain this. In these particular cases the Doctor would like to consult with you. Doctors cannot backdate a medical certificate in any circumstances.

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