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Ochre Medical Centre Sippy Downs
Mon to Fri: 7.00am to 7.00pm
Weekends: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Closed public holidays
9 Ochre Way
Cnr Sippy Downs Drive & Power Road
Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
Located just off the Sunshine Motorway in close proximity to the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ochre Medical Centre Sippy Downs boasts ample off street parking, with pathology and a pharmacy conveniently located in the same building, and childcare services next door to the practice. The practice offers a wide range of allied health services within the clinic, supported by Chronic Disease Management trained Nurses.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Yoga and Pilates
Family dispute resolution
Acting Practice Manager
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.
Seven Registered Nurses
Services provided by the Registered Nurses are: Chronic Disease Management and Health Assessments, Immunisations, Wound dressings, Ear Syringing, Removal of Sutures and any other services that the Doctors request.
Dr Marc Daniels (MBChB) – General Practitioner
Dr Daniels is an experienced GP who studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He gained diplomas in Anaesthetics and Aviation Medicine, and is qualified in Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy.
Specialty interest areas: Family medicine, Acupuncture, Skin Checks, Pre-travel advice, Sports Medicine, Minor surgery, Diving medicals, Driving medicals, Coal Board Medicals, Weight Loss, Stress Management, Counselling, Phobias, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Hypnotherapy
Dr Daniels is available for appointments 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday and every second Friday.
Dr Marlene Pearce (FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Pearce trained locally at the University of QLD. She trained as a GP in country Victoria, where she gained further training in Rural Health, Aboriginal Health and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She moved back to the Sunshine Coast with her husband.
Specialty interest areas: Family Medicine, Sexual Health & Family Planning, Pregnancy Care, Dermatology, Preventative Health.
Dr Pearce is available for appointments 8am-5pm Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays and 10am-5pm Tuesdays
Dr Bernard Spilsbury (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Spilsbury is an experienced GP who enjoys all areas of General Practice. He graduated from the University of QLD in 1978. He has a keen interest in racing medicine, and works part-time surgical assisting at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital.
Specialty interest areas: Racing Medicine
Dr Spilsbury is available for appointments 9am-12.30pm Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Dr Alison O’Connor (FRACGP / MRCGP) – General Practitioner
Dr O’Connor joined the practice in April 2014 after relocating from Hampshire in England.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, teaching junior doctors
Dr O’Connor is available for appointments 8am-4pm Mondays & Tuesdays, 8am-5pm Wednesdays and 8am-2pm Fridays.
Dr Corinne Aveline (FRACGP, MD) – General Practitioner
Corinne is now joining the team in Sippy Downs. After graduating from the Medical School of Nantes, France in 1989, Corinne worked as a GP in France until 2004. Corinne moved to Australia in 2007 where she worked as a GP and seeing patients in relation to women’s health, mental health, babies and children and the elderly. In her spare time, Corinne enjoys gardening, flying and travelling.
Dr Bianca Maiden (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Maiden started working in Mackay in 2012 after completing her medical qualification. She worked in a number of different specialty areas within the Mackay Base Hospital before working for a year in the Emergency Department. In 2015 she moved to Beerwah to pursue a career in General Practice. Her interests include music, football and her 2 Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Specialty areas: Allergies, Children’s Health, and Chronic Disease Management.
Dr John O’Connor (MB, Bah, BAO, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr O’Connor graduated in 2006 from University College Cork, Ireland. Following this, he worked for several years within the hospital system; first at Cork University Hospital, and, after emigrating to Australia, at Nambour General Hospital in Queensland. Dr O’Connor also spent several years in the Northern Territory, where he worked extensively in indigenous health and rural/remote General Practice. In his spare time, John enjoys travelling, cycling, walking and hiking.
Specialty interest areas: Internal Medicine and Dermatology
Dr Andrew Lott (FRACP, FRNZCGP, FRNZCUC, MbCHb) – General Practitioner
Dr Andrew Lott did his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from University of Auckland in 2009. He then obtained his Fellowship in General Practice from Royal New Zealand College in 2015, followed by his Fellowship of Urgent Care in 2016. He also has a Diploma in Paediatrics, obtained in 2011 from University from Auckland. Dr Lott initially worked at Rotorua Hospital from 2009 to 2012 and then moved to Warkworth Medical Centre in 2012. Later on, he worked at Apollo Medical Centre, New Zealand from 2013 to 2017. Andrew enjoys Mountain Biking and Surfing.
Specialty Interests: Emergency Medicine, Paediatrics.
Dr Peter Kirkham (MBBS, FRACGP, DCH, DRCOG) – General Practitioner
Dr Kirkham has over 2 decades’ experience working as a general practitioner, with the last 5 years spent working in rural Australia. In his spare time, Peter enjoys windsurfing, travel, and beach walks with his labrador.
Specialty interest areas: Dermatology, all aspects of General Practice.
Dr Campbell Charles Ramage (FRACGP, MBBS, BSc) – General Practitioner
Dr Campbell Ramage brings a wealth of healthcare experience to our Sippy Downs Medical Centre. Having spent 14 years as a registered nurse, Campbell then studied medicine. He graduated from the University of Norwich (UK) with distinction in 2010. He has worked in many fields, including Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology among others. He is an Australian trained general practitioner obtaining a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Campbell also works at clinic 87 (sexual health) two half days per week. He is also a S100 prescriber.
Campbell is a keen runner. He spends the weekends at the beach with his dogs and is currently learning to ride horses, albeit badly.
Specialty interest areas: Men’s Health, Antenatal care, paediatrics, psychiatry and sexual health & family planning
Dr Christopher Moller (FRACGP; MBBS; B.Sci (Hons)) – General Practitioner
Dr Chris Moller graduated medicine from the University of Queensland in 2010. He worked in several hospitals in southeast Queensland before starting as an Army Medical Officer. After serving more than four years with the military, Dr Moller spent some time working in a rural setting in the Mary Valley and then returned to his home town on the Sunshine Coast. He practices in all areas of general practice, and has interests in chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, respiratory disease and heart disease, as well as men’s health, mental health and research and teaching.
In his spare time Dr Moller enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and having several unsuccessful attempts at surfing.
Specialty interest areas: Chronic diseases, Men’s Health, Mental Health, Public Health, Occupational Medicine, Medical Teaching and Research
The clinic is a mixture of both private and bulk-billing.
Private billing applies for all patients at 7am – 8am appointments and on weekends (due to higher rebates and higher cost of service provision)
Standard Consult: $90.00
Long Consult: $130.00
Private billing at other times, with concessional rate available for students and other patients.
Standard consult: $80.00
Long Consult: $115.00
Indicative out of pocket cost for concession rate: $20.00
Bulk Billing is available on weekdays 8am – 7pm for Pension Card Holders, Health Care Card Holders, Children under 16 years of age. (Also for full time students booking between 11am and 1pm or attending the walk in clinic. Must have valid student ID)
Dr Alison O’Connor and Dr Marlene Pearce privately bill all new patients for their first consultation.
For any billing related enquiries, please ask at reception.
9 Ochre Way
Cnr Sippy Downs Drive & Power Road
Sippy Downs QLD 4556
(07) 5373 0700
Sippy Downs is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and is part of the Buderim urban centre. It contains the locality of Chancellor Park, and Australia’s newest university, the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The name ‘Sippy’ is derived from the Aboriginal word Dhippi or Jippi, a generic name for ‘winged creatures’ and believed to be ‘a place of birds.’
Sippy Downs was a part of the Moolooloo Plains pastoral run leased by John Westaway & Sons in the 1860s. In 1870 all runs ceased, and the land became available for lease. It was not occupied until 1938, when it was occupied as a perpetual lease selection until 1957. Sippy downs was then purchased by Alfred Grant. A portion was then sold onto Frank Cunning who raised cattle there until it was sold to the INVESTA property group in 2002. Brahman cattle were still on the property at is was being surveyed for the housing development.
Sippy Downs was established as a suburb in 1993 following the decision by the Shire of Maroochy to rezone the area. This cleared the way for the creation of the University of the Sunshine Coast which opened on 26 February 1996 with 542 students.
Sippy Downs is home to schools Siena Catholic College, Chancellor State College and a Montessori College.
Sippy Downs has been designated as a ‘Knowledge Hub’ in the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan and Program and is master planned as Australia’s first university town with the potential for over 6,000 workers in knowledge based businesses.