Ochre Medical Centre Wyalla

FOR APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CALL: (07) 4633 8700

COVID-19 Alert
To keep everybody safe, masks or face-coverings are now required in our practice – please bring your own if you have one. If you have any cold or flu symptoms, you must book a telehealth (phone or video) appointment rather than an in-person appointment. This can be done online or over the phone. During your consultation, your doctor will assess whether you need COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support and apologies for any inconvenience.
Our practice is open for in-person and telehealth consultations
Telehealth (phone or video) appointments can be booked online or over the phone, while in-person appointments can only be made over the phone. Medicare support is available for both options.

Improving the health of our communities.

Local Family GP Doctor

Ochre Medical Centre Wyalla

Monday to Friday
8.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Shop 20/238 Taylor St,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350

Call: (07) 4633 8700

Overview
Ochre Medical Centre Wyalla is a country style general practice that prides itself on great customer service and whole-of-life, patient-centred care. Having completed a broad-range of advanced skills training and an interest in rural and regional medicine, our doctors provide care across the disciplines of advanced skin cancer medicine, aviation medicine, maternity and perinatal care, family planning including contraceptive implants, IUDs and vasectomies, paediatrics, mental health, emergency medicine, community based aged and palliative care.

Our team of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and reception staff are dedicated to providing compassionate, confidential and high quality health services. We aim to foster an enjoyable, fulfilling work environment for our staff based on a sense of mutual respect, teamwork and professionalism.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays 8.30am – 12.30pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays.

Billing Type
Ochre Medical Centre Wyalla is a mixed billing practice. Bulk billing is available at the discretion of the individual doctor. As a general guide, pensioners (over 65 years of age), health care card holders and children under 16 years are generally bulk billed. Please ask our friendly reception team for more details. Please also note that we have systems in place to process your Medicare rebate claims on the spot.

Practice Manager
Natalie Taylor

Dr Andrew Whittaker (MBBS FACRRM) – General Practitioner
Dr Andrew Whittaker graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986. Dr Whittaker’s years of experience includes seven years spent working as the Medical Superintendent of Millmerran Hospital and in the St Vincent’s Emergency Department before moving into General Practice in 2008.
Specialty interest areas: Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Aged Care.


Dr Pam Turnock OAM (MBBS FRACGP FACRRM DRANZCOG) – General Practitioner
Dr Pam Turnock moved to Toowoomba and joined the Downs Rural Medical team in 2018. Dr Turnock trained at the University of Queensland and spent her first few years working in Brisbane before moving to St George in western Queensland. She spent 34 years working in St George providing valuable medical services to the people of the town and surrounding areas. She loves hearing stories about people, spending time in her garden and with her grandchildren.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice.


Dr Harish Rangappa (MBBS FRACGP MPH) – General Practitioner
Dr Harish Rangappa relocated his family to Toowoomba from the Sunshine Coast and joined Downs Rural Medical in 2018. Since completing his medical degree in India in 1999, Dr Rangappa has worked in regional Queensland for a number of years including 14 years in the area of primary health care. He and his family moved to Australia in 2006.
Specialty interests areas: acupuncture, chronic disease and preventative medicine, men’s and women’s health, dermatology, orthopaedics and skin cancer medicine.


Dr Gwynne Hannay (MBBS FRACGP PHD BENG(BIOMEDICAL)) – General Practitioner
Dr Hannay graduated from the University of Queensland in 2012 and worked at the Toowoomba Hospital and Warwick Hopsital.  Dr Hannay joined the Oakey team in 2016, where he completed his fellowship in General Practice.  He continues to work at the Oakey Hospital providing on-call and locum support.
Specialty interest areas: Chronic Disease Management, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Health and Paediatrics.


Dr Nathalie Worth (MBBS FRACGP PHD (VASCULAR BIOLOGY) B.APPSCI (HONS)) – General Practitioner
Dr Nathalie Worth graduated from The University of Queensland in 2011 following a previous career in research during which time she gained valuable knowledge and experience. Since this time she has worked at the Toowoomba Hospital before joining the team at Downs Rural Medical in 2015 where she has completed her fellow in General Practice.
Specialty interest areas: Chronic Disease Management.


Dr Elizabeth Hayem (MBBS BSC BNURS) – General Practitioner
Dr Hayem graduated from the University of Queensland in 2010. Dr Hayem has worked at Toowoomba Hospital since this time and has completed extra training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Hayem commenced work at the Oakey practice in 2013 but relocated to Brisbane to complete her General Practice training.  Dr Hayem returned to Toowoomba with her family in early 2019 and recommenced at the nearby Wyalla Plaza medical practice.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Dr Robin Yong (MBBS B.ACC BSC(HONS) MAED) – General Practitioner
Dr Robin Yong attended The University of Queensland where he completed his medical degree in 2014. Prior to joining the team in 2016 to complete his fellow of General Practice, he worked at the Toowoomba Hospital. Dr Yong has also had previous experience working as a college lecturer and teacher.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice.


Dr Eriko Yamashita (MD B.PHARM) – General Practitioner
Dr Yamashita joined the team in 2017. She completed her Medical Degree at Griffith University in 2014. Dr Yamashita spent two years working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and spent time in the areas of Mental Health, Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Colorctal Surgery, and Paediatrics. She has completed a Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She has previously done Country Relieving in Murgon and Cherbourg Hospitals.

Dr Yamahita is currently working towards a Master of Medicine specialising in Skin Cancer Medicine.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s health, Paediatrics and Dermatology.

Please note that Dr Yamashita is currently on maternity leave


Dr John O’Bryen (MBBS BSC) – General Practitioner
Dr John O’Bryen completed his Medical Degree in 2013 at the University of Queensland and then spent two years working at the Toowoomba Base Hospital gaining experience in a broad range of specialty areas. We are very pleased to welcome Dr O’Bryen back to the region. He grew up in Toowoomba but has previously spent time working at the Sunshine Coast in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice.


Dr Gemma O’Leary (MBBS BBIOMEDSCI DCH) – General Practitioner
Dr O’Leary graduated from Griffith University in 2013 and completed her first few years of work at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Last year she continued her time there to complete advanced skills training in paediatrics. This year she will be working both with Ochre and at the Oakey Hospital.
Specialty interest areas: Women’s Health and Paediatrics.


Dr Matt Crump (MBBS B.PHARM) – General Practitioner
Dr Crump graduated from Griffith University in 2015. Prior to studying Medicine, he lived and worked as a pharmacist in Townsville and on Palm Island. Dr Crump and his family have chosen to settle and raise their family in Toowoomba. Outside of work, he enjoys cycling, football of any code and gardening.
Specialty interest areas: Rural Health, Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Indigenous Health and Sports Medicine.


Dr Paul Triggs (MBBS FRACGP B.Physio) – General Practitioner

Dr Triggs graduated from the university of Queensland in 2002, having previously practiced as a physiotherapist. His background includes five years in orthopaedics, general surgery and psychiatry working at Logan, Ipswich and GCUH hospitals. Dr Triggs moved into general practice in 2007 and has worked as a GP in rural NSW and Toowoomba.
Specialty interest areas: Musculo-skeletal, diabetes and mental health.

Dr Amith Mammoottil (MBBS) – General Practitioner (Registrar)
Dr Mammoottil completed his medical training in India before moving to Australia to complete hospital rotations in Brisbane, Canberra, Hervey Bay and Perth. He has chosen his rotations to provide the breadth of experience required for GP work; they have included surgery, urology, orthopaedics, and emergency. He joins the practice as a Registrar, and is keen to work in a practice where he can learn from GPs with many years of experience. Dr Mammoottil has a young family and was attracted to Toowoomba due to its lifestyle and good educational opportunities.

Dietitian, Exercise Physiology and Diabetes Education
Healthy Lifestyles Australia
Contact details for appointments: 07 3088 2323

Psychologist
Marguerite Lumsden
Contact details for appointments: 0427 647 847

Audiologist
iHear
Contact details for appointments: 4638 1277

Podiatrist
Prime Foot Care
Contact details for appointments: 3150 9150

Address
Shop 20/238 Taylor St,
Toowoomba City QLD 4350

Telephone
(07) 4633 8700


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