FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (02) 4997 1900
Improving the health of our communities.
Ochre Medical Centre Tea Gardens
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 12.00pm
8 Myall Quays Boulevard
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
Call: (02) 4997 1900
Ochre Health Medical Centre Tea Gardens is the premiere provider of primary care to the stunning coastal Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest region. The centre is located in the Coles complex off Myall St, with off-street parking and a pharmacist conveniently located in the same complex.
Hours of operation
8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm Saturday
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.
4 Registered Nurses
List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Dr Krishnan joined the practice in January 2014 moving from Macquarie Medical Centre. He has practised for over 40 years in Australia with experience in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and procedural work.
Specialty interest areas: Rural Medicine and Geriatrics.
Dr Sita Dewamitta (RVTS ACRRM) – General Practitioner
Dr Sita Dewamitta joined the medical centre in August 2014. She qualified with MBBS from the University of Colombo and also has a PhD from the University of Kyoto, Japan. Sita has worked as a Medical Officer at both John Hunter and Calvary Mater Hospitals in Newcastle in Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Psychiatry from 2012-2014 before joining the practice.
Specialty interest areas: experience in medical research and has been co-author on several journal articles.
Dr Simon Goode – General Practitioner
Dr Simon Goode joined the practice in January 2015. Simon has lived in Australia for many years having attained a Bachelor of Human Biology and Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Auckland School of Medicine in New Zealand. He has held GP positions at several practices around NSW and Victoria, returning to New Zealand and working in General Practice for a number of years before returning to Australia.
Dr Taimmor Rasheed (MBBS, AMC) – General Practitioner
Dr Rasheed completed his MBBS in 2009 in Pakistan. Taimoor has been working in Australia since 2011, initially in Royal Adelaide and Lyell McEwin Hospital in Adelaide. During his time there he gained experience in General Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative care, Acute Emergency Medicine and General Surgery. Dr Rasheed then moved to General Practice in 2014 and has since been working in Sydney before starting at Tea Gardens. Dr Rasheed enjoys travelling, playing squash & basketball, meeting new people and spending time with family and friends.
Specialty interest areas: Adult Medicine including Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Management
Dr Rasheed will be working Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Kalpa Yasarathna (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Yasarathna graduated from Colombo University, Sri Lanka, in 2009. She then worked in a variety of different roles and specialties including Medical Officer in Paediatrics, Transfusion Medicine, Anaesthetics, Intensive care, Emergency, and most recently as a Medical Officer in Paediatrics and Neonatology at Campbelltown Hospital in New South Wales. In her spare time, Kalpa enjoys travelling, watching movies and dancing.
Specialty interest area: medicine, paediatrics & geriatric medicine
Dr Michael Wiles (MBBS, BSc, FRACGP) – General Practitioner
Dr Wiles came to medicine relatively late in life, commencing his medical degree at the University of Sydney aged 49. Following graduation, he worked for several years in the Emergency department of the Prince of Wales Hospital, before undertaking GP training in the country NSW town of Lockhart. Since then he has worked in General Practice in Haberfield, Sydney. In his spare time, Michael enjoys fishing, and pottery.
Specialty interest areas: Emergency Medicine, General Family Medicine
(PO Box 310)
8 Myall Quays Boulevard
Tea Gardens NSW 2324
(02) 4997 1900
Tea Gardens is a suburb of the Port Stephens area, Lower Mid North Coast New South Wales. It is about 160 kilometres from NSW’s capital city of Sydney. In the 2011 Census the combined population of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest was 2,434.
The closest ocean beach to Tea Gardens is Bennett’s Beach, a long stretch of golden sand that is patrolled during school holidays and weekends over the summer. South Bennett’s Beach leads you to the Yacaaba Headland walk, one of Port Stephens’ finest. Tea Gardens is a small town on the Myall River, just a short drive across the “whistling” bridge to neighbouring coastal town of Hawks Nest. Both are holiday towns whose population increases dramatically during summer holidays. There is plenty of good accommodation here, outdoor cafes, moored boats ready to hire and cheap, fresh oysters to sample.
With so many beautiful waterways surrounding Tea Gardens, you’ll never tire of outdoor action. Dolphins are likely to follow the small ferry from Tea Gardens to Nelson Bay where you can book in for a dolphin or whale-watch cruise in season. Jimmy’s Beach in Hawks Nest is another one of the beautiful beaches in Port Stephens, of which there are many.