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 Robert Dickson (MBBS) – General Practitioner Registrar
Dr Robert Dickson graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in 2014. He has since worked throughout regional NSW, including Wagga Wagga and Orange. After an inspiring and formative 18 months in Alice Springs, he relocated to Tasmania to work with the Australian Antarctic Program (AAP). The landscapes and people of Tasmania left an immediate impression on him, and he joined the Ochre Health team as an Independent Pathway GP registrar with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
Specialty interest areas: mental healthcare, chronic disease management, injury rehabilitation and palliative care

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.

 

Our Latest Intern Dr Heidrun Brinkmann

Where are you from?
I was born in Germany but have done most of my growing up in the small rural town of Dorrigo, NSW.

Where did you do your medical degree?
I completed my medical degree with UTas in 2018.

What made you decide on medicine as a career?
Growing up in a rural community I noticed the disparity in health care outcomes early on. Together with a passion for continuous learning and my interest in the human body I was drawn to medicine.

What did you do before embarking on a medical pathway?
I lived on a small sailing boat for 6 months together with my husband. We sailed from Coffs Harbour, NSW to the Whitsunday Islands and back down again. Prior to this I studied psychology and worked on my parent-in-laws farm in Germany.

What do you think you will gain from your rural placement?
I will enjoy the diversity in practice, learn new skills and engage with (from what I have heard) a lovely community.

What specialties interest you?
I have an interests in procedural skills, emergency medicine, women’s health, breast feeding and paediatrics. I hope to one day complete a diploma in lactation consultation as I have noticed the huge gap there is in access to breastfeeding support in rural communities.

What are your impressions of Queenstown?
I have travelled through Queenstown multiple times on the way to hikes or to go camping. It is surrounded by beautiful wilderness. I have never explored Queenstown itself before so I am looking forward to doing this when on my placement.

What hobbies and interests do you have outside of your career?
I crochet, cook, go on multi day hikes, love to sail and travel and of course spending time with my husband and 6 month old daughter.

Queenstown staff
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