Ochre Health Medical Centre Maleny, 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 Maleny

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

Unit 1 – 3, 39 Coral Street
Maleny QLD 4552


Call: (07) 5494 2388Superclinic logo


Located on Coral St, Ochre Medical Centre Maleny is a large and spacious modern facility with off street parking, seven consulting rooms, emergency treatment area and minor operations room. A Pathology service is conveniently located in the same building.

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Cardiac Services
Diabetes Educator
Exercise Physiologist
Sleep Clinic

Four Registered Nurses

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.

Dr Jocelyn Eggins (MBBS) – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays & Wednesday afternoons.
Dr. Jocelyn Eggins has lived and worked in the Maleny hinterland since moving here in 2002 with her husband and three children.
Jocelyn studied medicine at the University of Queensland and graduated in 1994. She began her career at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane and then moved into General Practice, initially in Brisbane and then later in Maleny and Montville. Jocelyn has a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and has obtained a Certificate in Skin Cancer management through the Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine, and has undertaken additional studies in advanced dermoscopy.
Jocelyn feels extremely privileged that General Practice allows her to care for families in her community throughout the years in a “from the cradle to the grave” scenario.
Outside of medicine, Jocelyn enjoys snow-boarding with her sons, dance and patchwork with her daughter and hiking, 4-Wheel driving or travel adventures with her husband!  However, for true relaxation, Jocelyn feels there is nothing better than reading a good book whilst lying in a hammock at the beach!
Specialist Interest Areas: Family Medicine, pregnancy care, minor surgery, pre-travel advice, skin checks & skin cancer excisions

Dr Christelle Greeff – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dr Christelle was born and grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Pretoria, and then commenced general practice. In 2000 she migrated to Australia and obtained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Recently she has been studying in the field of Lifestyle Medicine.
Outside of work Christelle loves the outdoors. She has a lot of fun riding her bicycle, tramping in the bush & paddling. On the culture front she appreciates both visual & performing arts and enjoys listening to some Classical, Jazz & folk music, or attend a Ballet or Opera performance. And at home she enjoys the simple pleasure of creating herb gardens.
Specialist Interest Areas: lifestyle medicine

Dr Sheelagh Buttanshaw (MBChB, DCH) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Thursdays & Fridays
Dr Sheelagh Buttanshaw grew up in Ireland and the UK, graduating from Leicester University in 2007. Following the completion of her medical degree Sheelagh worked in hospital medicine in the UK and Sydney. In 2013, Sheelagh and her family moved to Maleny where she began her general practice training. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends, walking and spending time at the beach.
Specialist Interest Areas: general medicine.

Dr Stefanie Oedekoven
Available for appointments all day Fridays.
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.

Dr Edwin Kruys (MD, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.  Available for morning appointments on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Dr Edwin Kruys is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam. He finished his studies in 2000 and has attained his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2008.
Edwin now lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands and enjoys all areas of General Practice. Edwin updates his blog here: http://doctorsbag.net
Specialist Interest Areas: Travel Medicine, Elderly Medicine and Mood and Anxiety problems

Dr Sam Manger (MBBS, BSc, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Mondays & Wednesdays.
Dr Sam Manger completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and his undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Queensland. He is a General Practitioner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) where he received an award for the highest score obtained in the fellowship examinations. Sam currently works in Maleny after working in a variety of locations around rural and regional Australia. Sam has a focus on lifestyle medicine (food, movement, sleep, stress, social connections), public health, medical education and medical research.  He splits his time between GP and as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute. He has a wide variety of extra-curricular passions including martial arts, functional movement, bush survival, permaculture and public speaking, and is also a national board member on multiple NGO boards. Sam lives locally with his family, dogs, chickens, cows and the occasional goanna.

Dr David Whish (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr David Whish graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979, before going on to work in a number of roles within the hospital system and in general practice, both in various Queensland medical centres and abroad in the UK. Since 1990,  Dr Whish has worked as a self-employed associate owner of the Goodna Medical Centre. In his spare time, Dr Whish enjoys playing golf, bushwalking, music and reading.
Specialty Interest Areas: Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Minor Surgery

Charlotte Van Eck (FACRRM – ACNEM) – General Practitioner
Dr Van Eck has worked in a number of different countries, including several locations in Africa and the Netherlands. She emigrated to Australia in 2012, where she has worked since in General Practice as well as some supervisory work with medical students and registrars. In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys motherhood, tennis, and walking/hiking.
Specialty Interest Areas: Elderly Medicine, Chronic Diseases, Antenatal/Post-Natal Care, Paediatrics, Integrative Health, Family Medicine 

Dr Michelle Johnston (BMed, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Michelle Johnston has lived and worked as a GP in the Sunshine Coast hinterland for 15yrs, after moving from Sydney with her family. She has three teenage and young adult children and enjoys most outdoor activities, especially horse riding.
Michelle is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of GPs and has been a Director of the Sunshine Coast Division of General Practice (now Focus Health) for the past 10 years.
Specialty Interest Areas: General Practice child and adolescent, and preventive health

Unit 1 – 3
39 Coral Street
Maleny QLD 4552

(07) 5494 2388

Maleny is a small, scenic town 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Brisbane on the Blackall Range overlooking the Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia. Nearby towns include Landsborough, Montville, Peachester, Palmwoods and Hunchy. Nearby places of geographical significance include the Glass House Mountains and Baroon Pocket Dam. The town hosts the Maleny Wood Expo From Chainsaw to Fine Furniture each year, hosted by Barung Landcare and showcases the regions finest wood artisans.

Maleny has replaced its timber-cutting and dairying past with tourism with a large influx of people who wanted an alternative lifestyle. As well as being on the Hinterland tourist drive, Maleny attracts day trippers from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast who are attracted to the various stores, art galleries and specialty shops.

Maleny is home to a large number of cooperative enterprises. There are art galleries, health food and organic produce stores, cafes, a co-op credit union, thriving business centre, rural settlements, alternative schools, alternative medical treatment, organic farming, intentional communities including the internationally award-winning Crystal Waters Permaculture Village and the Fountainhead organic retreat and education centre which received an award from the federal government in 2011 for its contribution to finding holistic solutions for depression and anxiety.

Maleny hosted the Maleny Folk Festival from its inception in 1987 to 1993, when it was moved to the nearby town of Woodford and renamed to the Woodford Folk Festival.


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