Queenstown General Practice, TAS

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Ochre Medical Centre Queenstown

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm
Closed weekends and public holidays

Address
60-64 Orr St
Queenstown TAS 7467

Call: (03) 6495 1523

Overview
The practice is the only private medical centre in Queenstown and is attached to the hospital and aged care facility. The practice has the capacity for three full-time doctors who are supported by a full-time CDM trained Registered Nurse and practice staff. The hospital has two emergency and 10 acute beds, with the closest referral hospital being in Burnie, which is a two-hour drive away.

Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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
Amanda Shea

List of visiting and on-site allied health and pathology services
Audiologist
Optometrists
Psychologist
Community podiatry
Dietitian
Diabetes educator
Social workers
Drug and alcohol Counsellor
Midwife clinics
Child Health
Obstetrics and gynaecology clinic
Cardiologist
Geriatrician
Physiotherapist
Consultant Rheumatologist
Onsite pathology
X-Ray Service – 2 days per week

 

Professor Dennis Pashen (MBBS Qld, MPHTM, FACRRM, FRACGP) – General Practitioner/VMO
Professor Dennis Pashen has joined the Queenstown General Practice in 2015 with 40 years’ experience working within rural and remote practice. This has included procedural practice in Ingham, the North Queensland Clinical School of the University of Queensland, Foundation Director of the Mt Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, Director of Medical Services in South Burnett and Rural Darling Downs Health and Hospital Services with responsibility for 18 rural hospitals. In 2014 Dennis moved to Southern Tasmania and spent the year providing Locum services throughout Australia in emergency medicine, obstetrics and general practice.
Dennis is a former President of the ACRRM and currently the National President of the Rural Doctors Associations.
Dennis is passionate about rural and remove health services across Australia and has been active in working towards improving access to health care for rural communities.
Specialty interest areas: medical education and training, rural health care, use of social media to promote rural health care

Dr Matt Despot (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Despot completed his medical studies at the University of Queensland, graduating in 1987. He worked for an extensive period as a Senior Medical Officer working within the Emergency Department of Logan Hospital in Queensland, before making the move to General Practice. In his spare time, Dr Despot enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors.
Specialty interest areas: General Practice, Emergency Medicine

Dr Khaled Mohamed (MBBS) – General Practitioner
Dr Khaled Mohamed graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Cairo University, Egypt, in 2005. Between 2007 and 2014, he worked as a GP in emergency medicine, in the community, and in the Egyptian Armed Forces. Since arriving in Australia, Dr Mohamed has worked in the emergency department as a GP at Kurri Kurri Hospital in the Hunter Valley. Dr Mohamed is thrilled to continue his passion in emergency medicine as a GP VMO at Ochre Health’s Queenstown and Rosebery medical centres, where he will also be providing his assistance to the local hospitals. While based in Tasmania’s West Coast region, he hopes to pursue his love for horse riding.
Specialty interest areas:  Emergency medicine, skin cancer medicine and surgery, minor surgery, dermatology and dermatoscopy.

Address
Queenstown General Practice
60-64 Orr St
Queenstown TAS 7467

Phone, Fax & Email
Telephone: (03) 6495 1523
Facsimile: (03) 6495 1996
Email: ohmcqueenstown@ochrehealth.com.au

Overview
Queenstown (7467) is situated on the west coast of Tasmania which lies in a valley on the western slopes of Mount Owen on the West Coast Range. With the A10 Highway running through Queenstown, it can take 2 hours to reach Burnie on the north coast of Tasmania or 4 hours to Hobart.

 

Dr Mark Wallace

Where are you from?
Originally from Melbourne where I have lived for most of my life, but now call Tasmania home

Where did you do your medical degree?
Oceania University of Medicine, an American based organisation with a teaching hospital in Apia, Samoa

What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?
I was an Intensive care paramedic

What made you decide on medicine as a career?
I guess it was something I had always wanted to do, but never really had the opportunity until much later in life and feel extremely grateful to be given this opportunity at this stage of my life

What specialties interest you?
I am at an age where continuing on into a specialist area would be impractical. Instead, I would like to go on as a rural GP with extra training in areas such as emergency medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and anaesthetics. I believe these skills will better enable me to operate independently in remote areas

What do you think you will enjoy and gain from your rural placement?
The opportunity to work and learn in a rural environment, which is the pathway I am planning on following, working towards becoming a rural/remote general practitioner. I see the role of a rural GP to be far more challenging and rewarding than working in a big city

What are your impressions of Queenstown?
Having never been to Queenstown, I remain as always open minded. I believe the surrounding areas of wilderness are beautiful and am looking forward to exploring these areas. I have heard different opinions from people who have been there, but will reserve my opinion until I have experienced living and working there

Have you been there before?
No

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
Outdoor activities, mountain biking, music (of most genres) and spending time with family and friends

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