Ochre Medical Centre Flinders Island, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (03) 6359 2011

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Flinders Island

Opening Hours
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri
9.00am to 5.00pm
Thurs 9.00am to 1.00pm

Closed weekends and public holidays

Address
4 James Street
Whitemark TAS 7255

Call: (03) 6359 2011

Overview
Located in Whitemark, Ochre Medical Centre Flinders Island is the sole medical practice on the island. The practice takes pride in providing excellent medical care to the 800 strong population of the island as well as its visitors.

Hours of Operation
Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm

After hours
For after hours please call 1800 022 222. If it is an emergency please call ‘000’.

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.

Practice Manager
Duane Lines

Registered Nurses
Registered nurses are on site to assist with medical services.

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
A range of allied health providers visit Flinders Island on a regular basis. For more information please speak with reception.

Dr Lynne Davies (MBBCH, MRCGP) – General Practitioner / VMO
Dr Lynne Davies graduated in the UK and has extensive experience in General Practice and Emergency Medicine within rural and remote settings across Australia. Lynne is actively involved in National Programs that support GPs in providing quality care as well as teaching junior doctors. In the past, Lynne has worked at a number of Ochre Medical Centres and will now be working at Ochre Medical Centre, Flinders Island on permanent basis.
Specialty interest areas: Preventative health, Chronic disease management, Aboriginal health and Emergency Medicine
Dr Davies will be working one week of every month, on rotation.

Dr Terence Lyons (MBBCh BAO, LRCP & SI, FRACGP, FCRRM, Dip Obs, Dip Trop. Med.) – General Practitioner
Dr Lyons trained in Dublin at the Royal College of Surgeons. He pursued rural GP training in Australia, and has worked in Ireland, Scotland, the middle East, and rural and outback Australia. He has worked all over Tasmania, where he married his wife. Terence enjoys bushwalking, history, painting and Irish music.
Specialty interest areas: Rural general Practice

Dr Geraldine MacCarrick (BMedSc (Hons) MBBS Dip Trop Med FRACGP FACRRM MBA MPH PhD Visiting Professor University of Tasmania) – General Practitioner
Dr Geraldine MacCarrick is a dual trained specialist in both General Practice and Medical Administration and with a PhD has a particular interest in Medical Education. Dr MacCarrick has worked in Tasmania, Queensland, ACT, NT and NSW in both General Practice and Director of Medical Services roles. She and her husband worked in Ireland for 4 years where she worked as Dean of Medical Education with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr MacCarrick has a Visiting Professorial title with UTAS (her Alma mater). She is a former serving member of the ADF having retired as Sqn Leader from RAAF Base Darwin. In her spare time, Dr MacCarrick enjoys Coastal Walking, Creative Writing, Music, Fly Fishing, the Irish Language and (recently) introducing her two Welsh Springer Spaniels to Field and Game activities on Flinders Island.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Travel Medicine, Military Medicine and General Practice Research

Dr Ian Hoyle (MBBS, Dip. IMCRCS, Dip. P. Derm, FACRRM, FRACGP) – General Practitioner / VMO
Graduating from London University in 1986, Dr Hoyle emigrated to Australia in 1992. Working in Tasmania for over 2 decades, Dr Hoyle enjoys all aspects of rural life. In his spare time, Ian enjoys fishing, mountain biking, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Specialty interest areas: acute medicine, dermatology, skin cancer surgery

Address
4 James Street
Whitemark TAS 7255

Phone, Fax & Email
Phone: (03) 6359 2011
Email: flinders@ochrehealth.com.au

Overview
Flinders Island has a population of  just over 800, and the Doctor and Staff at Flinders Island Medical Centre take pride in providing excellent medical care to all patients.  Tasmanian Aboriginals were the first residents of Flinders Island more than 35,000 years ago, but ceased to exist by 2,000 BC.  The next known human contact was when Tobias Furneaux discovered Flinders Island in 1773, but he did not land.  In 1797, the merchant vessel Sydney Cove, en route from Calcutta to the new colony at Port Jackson, ran aground off Preservation Island, just south of Cape Barren Island. This had important consequences for the history of Australia, including the first European settlement south of Sydney Town, established by sealers at Kent Bay on Cape Barren Island; and, Australia’s first export industry, seal skins and seal oil.

Our Latest Intern

Lisa Loubser
Tasmania holds a very special place in Lisa Loubser’s heart. South African-born, Lisa and her family moved to Western Australia before moving to Tasmania, and it turns out that Tasmania is more alike to her birth country than she would have thought.

“Tasmania is a very special place. I’ve never loved the big cities and my heart lives in the mountains. I lived in a small community in South Africa and that is what I enjoy the most about Tasmania, as I can be close to the wilderness.”

For Lisa, a career in medicine has always been on the cards – she finds it to be a fulfilling contribution to people and society. Having just completed her studies at the University of Tasmania, Lisa is keen to commence her internship placement at Ochre Medical Centre Flinders Island, as she tosses up between paving a career in a ruralist general practitioner or an anaesthetist.

“I feel very lucky to be part of a program that provides me with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and learn closely from senior doctors. Being in a small community like Flinders Island means I won’t get lost in the hospital system. I think being a ruralist general practitioner would provide extra opportunities for me to get involved in the community and develop a relationship with my patients, which is very rewarding, and something that I’m keen to learn more about.”

Describing Flinders Island as a “dream”, Lisa is excited to be interning in a place that accommodates her love of the outdoors. After a long day’s work, she is looking forward to exercising and exploring the island.

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