Ochre Medical Centre St Helens, TAS

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL:  (03) 6376 1777

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Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre St Helens

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 8.30am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Address
11 Pendrigh Place
St Helens TAS 7216

 

Call: (03) 6376 1777

 

Hours of Operation 
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 5.30pm
Closed Weekends and public holidays

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
Alison Young

Nursing Services
Pap smears/breast checks
Chronic disease management plans
Immunisations

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

Dr Magnus Agomuo (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Agomuo has been practicing medicine since 2000, and has trained as an Emergency and Life Support Practitioner. In addition, he is a mentor for the John Flynn Scholarship Program and an online lecturer for the University of West Indies. Dr Agomuo is fluent in English, Igbo, Spanish and French, and in his spare time enjoys photography, ancient history, archaeology and theology.

Specialty interest areas: Family Medicine, Minor Surgery, Skin Cancer Medicine, Work Cover, Men’s Health

Dr Mark Brown (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Originally from Yeppoon, in Central Queensland, Dr Mark Brown graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from University of Queensland in 2000. He has since worked extensively throughout Rockhampton and the Central Highlands in Queensland, becoming experienced in all aspects of general practice. During this time, he also worked as the major competition doctor for Queensland Rugby League, based in Rockhampton, leading him to have a special interest in sports medicine. Passionate about providing emergency relief to rural communities, Mark has worked in various communities throughout South Australia and Tasmania, including Streaky Bay, Port Pirie and Scamander. After completing a locum in Scamander, Mark was inspired to move to Tasmania’s north-east coast, and subsequently joined Ochre Medical Centre St Helens. He recently completed his law degree and is currently working towards being admitted as a solicitor, as well as completing his advanced training in occupational medicine. In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing sport and spending time with his wife and three young children.

 Specialty interest areas: Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Cosmetic Medicine, Skin checks and excisions, and medical law

Dr Rebecca Storck (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from University of Queensland, in 2006, Dr Rebecca Storck has worked extensively as a general practitioner in Cairns and other parts of Far North Queensland, including Thursday Island and Mareeba. From 2009 to 2011, she worked in Bright, in north-eastern Victoria. In 2012, she moved back to Queensland to work in Ayr, followed by Cairns, where she opened a small community General Practice. Rebecca, who recently spent six months travelling around Australia, fell in love with Tasmania’s north-east coast, inspiring her decision to join the community at Ochre Medical Centre St Helens. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her two young children, reading, and playing with her adopted greyhound.

Specialty interest areas: Women’s health, children’s health, preventative health and lifestyle medicine

Dr. Michael Fox (B.Physiotherapy, B Bio Med Sci (Hons), Cert AT, and Cert NLP) – General Practitioner
Hailing from Queensland, Dr Michael Fox initially graduated from the University of Queensland as a physiotherapist in 1986, continuing to work locally in the field for 20 years. He then made the switch to general practice, completing his medical degree at the University of Tasmania in 2010. Living in Launceston at the time, Dr Fox worked as a GP in the area while doing locums to St Helens to assist the rural doctors in the region.

In June 2020, Dr Fox decided to return to St Helens as a permanent doctor, after falling in love with the area during his locum visits. His physiotherapist qualification has imbued his general practice with an ongoing interest in musculoskeletal health. Dr Fox also wrote an honours thesis on the use of probiotics to reduce gastrointestinal upset in children treated with antibiotics, which was published by BMJ in 2013.

A keen mountain biker and rock-climber, Dr Fox is looking forward to exploring the natural beauty of Tasmania’s east coast with his wife and son.
Special interests: Musculoskeletal injuries, exercise physiology and whole-person health

Dr David Jacobs (MD, AMC) – General Practitioner
Dr Jacobs began his career path whilst living and working in Miami, Florida, where he worked as a paramedic in a large trauma centre. Following this, he embarked on a career in teaching, teaching physics, biology and chemistry at university preparatory schools in Washington DC. It was in this mentoring role, which frequently involved helping students through problems they were facing outside of the classroom, that Dr Jacobs decided that his love of helping others would mean another career change, and he enrolled in medical school. For the last decade, Dr Jacobs has worked throughout Australia, and he’s excited to have put down roots in beautiful St Helens. In his spare time, Dave enjoys fishing, special interest cars, hiking, and mountain biking.

Specialty interest areas: Biochemistry, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Rheumatology, Adolescent health, Aged Care, Counselling, Psychiatry, Orthopaedics, Arthritis, and Emergency Medicine

Address
11 Pendrigh Place
St Helens TAS 7216

Contact Details
Phone: (03) 6376 1777

Overview
St Helens is the largest town on the east coast of Tasmania. Located on the Tasman Highway (around 160km east of Launceston), it is one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania with a population of 2,173 in 2011. Named after the town of the same name on the Isle of Wight (England), its history is rooted in whaling, fishing, mining, shipping and timber. The first European to explore the St Helens area was Captain Tobias Furneaux who sailed up the coast in 1773. He named the southern point of Georges Bay, St Helens Point.

Dr William Pridmore

Where are you from?
Hobart.

Where did you do your medical degree?
At ANU in Canberra.

What made you decide on medicine as a career?
I wanted a career with stability, leadership potential, lots of scope and the potential for ongoing learning.


What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and media & communications at the University of Melbourne. I then spent a year working in Melbourne, and went to Japan for 3 months. At that point, I decided to apply to medical school and so worked in New York City as an actor while going through the application process.

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
I will enjoy exploring nature around St Helens, getting to know the local community, and being challenged by the nature of rural general practice.

What specialties interest you?
I’m mainly interested in psychiatry and general practice – both are holistic specialties that leave some time for a life outside work (god forbid).

What are your impressions of St Helens?
St Helens is a charming area – if not for the season I’d spend a lot of time at the beach. It is a beautiful town and I am looking forward to getting to know it better.

Have you been there before?
I have driven through several times with my family – and stopped for coffee several times over the years.

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
I am an actor and singer, performing in musical theatre whenever I get the chance. I also study Japanese in my spare time, and am a registered marriage celebrant.


Dr Anshu Jain

Where are you from?
Born in India, moved to Australia in 2010

Where did you do your medical degree?
Volgograd State Medical University, Russia

What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?
Always been on medical pathway after finishing medical school


What made you decide on medicine as a career?

My Father is a doctor always and inspired me to be like him

What specialties interest you?
Women’s health, Emergency medicine

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
It’s a great opportunity to learn about the rural community, different presentations in clinic and connect with patient in general practice setting. I love the beaches and beautiful country living. Interested in GP pathway in future.

What are your impressions of St Helens?
Very well supported for junior doctors & beautiful place.

Have you been there before?
Yes, as a tourist

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
Listening to music, walking, reading

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