Ochre Health Medical Centre Noosa QLD


Telehealth Consultations – available to all patients
To keep everybody safe as COVID-19 spreads, we are now offering telehealth consultations by phone or video. All patients receive Medicare support for these telehealth consultations. Once you have spoken to your doctor, they will advise whether you need to visit the practice for an in-person appointment.
COVID-19 Alert
Please call us before booking an in-person appointment online or visiting the practice if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Our team will be able to assess your condition and make arrangements for your care. Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience.


Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Noosa

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Sat: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Closed Sundays and public holidays

24 Sunshine Beach Road
Noosa Heads Qld 4567

Call: (07) 5343 1400Superclinic logo


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.


After hours
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 Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 6 Doherty St Birtinya Phone (07) 5202 000
The Queensland Ambulance service phone number is 131 233. In case of emergency you should dial 000.

Billing Type
Ochre Health is a mixed billing practice. All Initial Consultations are charged privately. 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. Appointments from 1pm on a Saturday fall into an after-hours category which higher fees and Medicare rebates apply. 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 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 pre-employment medicals and workcover.
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 completed her Masters of Clinical Education through Edinburgh University in October 2016.
Vicky moved to the Sunshine Coast in March 2016 and felt privileged and delighted to have joined the Ochre Health Team!
Specialty Interests: Women’s and Children’s health

Dr David Baker (FRACGP, Grad Dip Rural, FARGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Baker graduated from the University of Queensland before completing his General Practice Training in Far North Queensland. He worked in the area of Indigenous Health for 14 years before moving to Noosa in 2017. His work in rural Queensland has given him particular experience with tropical and infectious diseases, prisoner and mens health, mental health and substance abuse, chronic disease and child health. He is an experienced trainer of junior doctors and also works part time in that role. He enjoys cooking, reading, playing cricket and watching his kids play any kind of sport.
Specialty Interests: Indigenous Health, Child Health, Palliative Care, Chronic Disease
Dr Baker works Mon, Wed and Friday.

Dr Kushal Thatuskar (MBBS, DCH, ADD, EMC) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Thatuskar completed his Medical Degree in 2002.  He worked in the UK and moved to Australia in 2006 to pursue his career. He has worked as an Emergency Medicine Doctor for the last 12 years at various hospitals in South East QLD including the Noosa Hospital Emergency Department, where he has been an integral part of the team for the last 6 years. He has completed a Diploma in Child Health, Diploma in Dermatology and has an Emergency Medicine Certificate.
Specialty Interests: Paediatrics, Dermatology and Emergency Care.

Dr Srividya Kota (MBBS) – General Practitioner Registrar
More information on Doctor Kota coming soon

Medical Centre
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.

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