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Ochre Medical Centre Noosa
Mon to Fri: 8.00am to 6.00pm
Sat: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays
24 Sunshine Beach Road
Noosa Heads Qld 4567
Ochre Medical Centre Noosa is centrally located in Noosa at 24 Sunshine Beach Road, across the road from BCC Cinemas. The modern, purpose built medical practice currently has five GPs who offer a range of health services including vaccinations, women’s and men’s health checks, pre employment medicals, skin checks, minor emergencies, health assessments and development of care plans for chronic or complex issues. The centre is also home to Allied Health Services and visiting Specialists.
Out of hours medical deputising service is the National Home Doctor Service. They can be contacted on 137 425. There is an emergency medical centre at Noosa Hospital, 111 Goodchap Street, Noosaville. Phone (07) 5455 9200. The main Accident and Emergency Centre on the Sunshine Coast is at Nambour General Hospital, Netherton Street, Nambour. Phone (07) 5470 6600. The Queensland Ambulance service phone number is 131 233. In case of emergency you should dial 000.
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 Nick Hummel (MBChB, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Nick Hummel graduated in 1986 at the University of Cape Town.
Nick accumulated 15 years of experience as the practice principal of a large practice in rural Tasmania before relocating to Noosa where he has practiced for over 10 years.
He is available for appointments at Noosa all week excluding Thursdays and is also a Medical Educator for James Cook University.
Speciality Interests: Medical Education as well as aged care, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Dr James Zhan (MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner)
Dr Zhan specialises in general medical practice including, travel medicine, men’s and women’s health; skin examinations and treatment of skin cancers; aged care; paediatrics and all childhood vaccinations; dive medicals and hearing tests – audiometry.
Dr Zhan is available for appointments Monday to Friday and some Saturdays.
Dr Vicky Steele (MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip Clinical Ed) – General Practitioner
Dr Vicky Steele graduated in 1992 from the University of Queensland and has worked in general practice since 1996 in Toowoomba and surrounding regional areas.
She became a Medical Educator in 2011 and teaches medical students, GP Registrars and colleagues as part of her Medical Education duties.
She will complete her Masters of Clinical Education through Edinburgh University in October 2016.
Vicky moved to the Sunshine Coast for family reasons and felt privileged and delighted to have joined the Ochre Health Team!
Specialty Interests: Women’s and Children’s health
Dr Richard Barker (BSc, MBBS, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Richard Barker joined the Ochre Health Noosa team in January 2016. Richard completed his formal medical studies at the University of Queensland and did his internship and hospital training terms at various hospitals across Queensland and New South Wales. He successfully received his fellowship through his General Practice work in different practices on the Sunshine Coast.
Away from the medical practice, Richard enjoys surfing, snowboarding, golf and most of all, relaxing with his young family.
Specialty Interests: In Men’s Health, Dermatology and Preventative Care.
Dr David Baker (FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural, FARGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Baker has done his training from Queensland and then worked in Far North Queensland at a hospital. Following that, he worked at the Aboriginal Health and Private practice for over 15 years. David has an experience in training junior staff, co-ordinating multidisciplinary care and quality management. Dr Baker likes Reading, Cricket and coaching.
Specialty Interests: Indigenous Health, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Chronic Disease.
Dr Baker will be working Tuesdays & Fridays.
Dr Kylie Hodge (MBBS) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Hodge did her internship at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, before going on to work there as an RMO. In her spare time, Dr Hodge enjoys the beach, yoga, gardening and reading.
24 Sunshine Beach Road
Noosa Heads Qld 4567
Telephone and Facsimile
Telephone: (07) 5343 1400
Facsimile: (07) 5473 5288
The Shire of Noosa is a local government area about 130 kilometres north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast region of South East Queensland, Australia.
Noosa Heads is situated at the northern end of Alexandria Bay, forming the north eastern most tip of the Noosa National Park.
Noosa’s sub-tropical climate is tempered by the ocean so it is never blazingly hot and rarely cold enough to demand more than a cardigan. The average annual rainfall is 1709 mm and lightning storms are common in the summer months. The temperatures are mid to hot ranging from 17 to 28 degree celsius in the height of summer and 7 to 22 degrees celsius in winter.
The Noosa region has beautiful beaches, lush green hinterland, a stunning national park, pristine rivers and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. With an inspiring dining scene and a year-round warm and sunny climate Noosa is a lovely place to work and live.