Ochre Health Medical Centre Montville, 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 Montville

Opening Hours
Mondays to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
Closed Weekends and public holidays

Shop 6&7
168-170 Main Street
Montville QLD 4560

Call: (07) 5442 9144Superclinic logo


Ochre Medical Centre Montville is located on Main St, across from Montville State School in the Montville Village Square shopping complex. Parking is located behind complex.

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

Referral to other allied health services available at the Maleny site of Exercise Physiologist, Dietician, Diabetes Educator, Psychologist, Psychiatrist via videoconference.

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.

Registered Nurses
Two Registered Nurses

Dr Michael Simpson (MBBS, FRACGP) – Medical Coordinator / General Practitioner
Available for appointments all day Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Dr Michael Simpson graduated in Medicine at the Queensland University in 1991 with first Class Honours. As a mature aged student, Michael’s previous work experience was with the Commonwealth Bank. During his second year in medicine, Michael and his wife began their family and then in 1992, located to the Sunshine Coast to begin an internship at Nambour Hospital. Michael has remained on the Sunshine Coast and has worked at Caloundra, Mapleton, Montville and Maleny since that time.
Michael has had a great deal of experience in Medicine and at times has been a long term patient which has given him a great insight into his own patient’s experiences. Michael undertook an overseas placement at the Kent and Canterbury Hospitals where he focused on Geriatric Medicine. Michael also works regularly as an examiner for the RACGP.
Within the community, Michael is well known as he has served on many committees, plays the organ in the local church and is the author of several books on Gardening. Michael also likes to play piano and sing in his band at every opportunity.

Dr Jocelyn Eggins (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments Wednesday & Friday mornings
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 Stephen Booker (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings
Dr Booker had a practice for 25 years on the north side of Brisbane, and on semi-retiring, moved to Montville where he joined the practice of Dr Tom Murphy. Through the changes in ownership, Steve has continued to work on a part-time basis at Montville. Steve also works in remote communities and hospitals all around Australia. While the country work is rewarding professionally, he lives in Montville and will be conintuing work here for the foreseeable future. Steve has had a special interest in many areas of medicine over the years including the mental health, acupuncture, chronic headaches, woman’s and children’s health and preventative medicine. He now considers himself a generalist striving to improve the health of people he consults.

Dr Edwin Kruys (MD, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Available for appointments Tuesday & Friday afternoons.
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 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

Dr Anita Manger (MBBS, DCH, BPharm) – General Practitioner Registrar
Anita obtained her MD from Flinders University in Adelaide, graduating in 2014 before settling with her husband in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. She started her professional life practicing as a pharmacist before commencing her medical studies which has provided a sound knowledge base to move into general practice training and she is currently working towards her fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
She has a special interest in women’s health and paediatrics, and has completed a Diploma in Child Health through the University of Sydney in 2017.
Other areas of special interest include the care of mothers and babies and Anita is currently working towards accreditation in the area of Neuroprotective Developmental Care also known as ‘the Possums program’- an integrated approach assisting families with issues around breastfeeding, sleep, unsettled infant behaviour and mental health challenges.
Anita is also a member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine- an exciting field utilising evidence based lifestyle interventions in areas such as nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction to treat disease and promote good health.
Outside of work Anita is kept busy caring for her young family and enjoys yoga, bushwalking, cooking, reading and she recently learnt to sew!
Specialty Interest Areas: women’s health, paediatrics, developmental health, lifestyle medicine

Dr 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 Carla Evangelista (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Carla Evangelista is originally from Brisbane but undertook her medical studies and internship in Geelong, Victoria.  Carla and her husband then moved back to Queensland to the Sunshine Coast where she completed her residency and undertook further hospital work at the Nambour, Gympie and Caloundra Hospitals. She then went on to specialty training in General Practice at Noosa and then Cotton Tree, where she completed her training and has worked for the previous 3 years. Carla is now returning to work at Montville part-time following maternity leave and looking forward to working as a hinterland GP.
Specialty interest areas: Paediatrics, Women’s Health, General Dermatology, Indigenous Health, Preventative Health and Chronic Disease Management

Shop 6&7
168-170 Main Street
Montville QLD 4560

(07) 5442 9144


Montville is a small town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia, around 400 metres above sea level. At the 2011 census, Montville and the surrounding area had a population of 886.

The town is well served with facilities, including churches, a village green and community hall and a large sportsground featuring a football field, tennis courts and a wood working centre. The Montville State School, founded in 1896, has grown in recent years and now has around 160 pupils.

The town is now a popular short break tourist destination for the people of Brisbane and is famous for its parks and walks including the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Popular attractions include galleries, restaurants, wineries, cheese factories and craft and clothing shops. The world-renowned Australia Zoo is a 20 minute drive down the range at nearby Beerwah. Montville is becoming a very popular location for destination weddings at its many resorts, b&bs, wineries and restaurants.

The nearby Baroon Pocket Dam, which provides water for Caloundra and Maroochydore, is also a recreational facility, permitting boating, fishing and picnicking.

There are many places to stay in and around Montville, with accommodation ranging from private cottages to family style units and suites.


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