Ochre Medical Centre Barrack Street, TAS


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Improving the health of our communities.


Ochre Medical Centre Barrack Street

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday
8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm

5a Barrack St Hobart
Hobart TAS 7000

Call: 03 6223 1055

Ochre Medical Centre Barrack Street (previously Barrack Street Practice)

has been caring for our local community since 1927.
The Practice was established in 1927 by Dr Christine Walch and in 1955 the late Dr Valerie Davenport took over the Practice and it became the forerunner of what it is today.

The Practice was originally situated at 5 Barrack Street, in the old stone cottages built by convicts in 1848. These now form the entrance to the ‘Barrack Court’ building which was opened in 1986.

Dr Davenport’s name was retained until 2002 in recognition of the service she provided to the community. In 2002, the Practice became known as Barrack Street Practice Pty Ltd.

While much has changed over the years, we continue to provide you with the best in general practice and medical care.

Our doctors, nurses and administrative staff are committed to providing you with comprehensive care in the friendly, caring and co-operative environment for which we have become known.

We welcome all members of the community and are non-judgmental, welcoming, honest and fair in our dealings with all of our patients.

Medical Services

We aim to cater for the health needs of your entire family, and provide comprehensive continuing care.

In addition to general practice services, we also offer the following services in which we have special interest and training:

  • sexual & reproductive health
  • child health
  • geriatrics
  • immunisation
  • mental health & counselling
  • minor surgery
  • skin checks, and
  • a range of other procedures.

We offer comprehensive pre-travel health advice and subscribe to MASTA Travel Health Services.

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
Phil Murphy

Dr Eliza Reid – General Practitioner
Eliza graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2012.  She spent a couple of years working in Queensland hospitals, before moving back to Tasmania to start GP training.  In 2017 she completed training and gained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Eliza enjoys the  diversity of general practice, and building relationships with families. She has an interest in children’s health, early detection of skin cancer and minor procedures.


Dr Karen Gartlan  – General Practitioner
Karen trained at the University of Tasmania, working at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne after graduation. She completed her GP training in Tasmania and has worked at several practices in and around Hobart over the last 20 years.

Karen has been working part-time since 2003.


Dr Susan Hampton – General Practitioner
Sue graduated from Adelaide University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). She joined Barrack Street Practice in 1987 (then known as Dr Davenport and Associates) and after completing 18 months training in obstetrics, gained a diploma in this area. Sue then took over Dr Valerie Davenport’s obstetric practice, which allowed Dr Davenport to retire.

Sue has a great passion for general practice. She loves the variety and the diversity of challenges that appear in day-to-day general practice. Her particular interest has always been women’s and children’s health, and Barrack Street Practice provides her with the scope to do this, as well as diversifying into minor procedures such as skin checks, Implanon and IUCD insertions.

General practice remains a challenge that Sue really enjoys, especially caring for her patients in a family setting.


Dr Catherine Mayhead – General Practitioner
Catherine graduated from the University of Tasmania in the fourth year of graduates. She did her intern year in her hometown of Launceston and then spent the next 5 years working across England, gaining experience in paediatrics, obstetrics, anaesthetics and finally a GP trainee year near Oxford.

After returning to Tasmania, she worked as a locum in several country towns before moving to Hobart again, gaining a RACGP fellowship and becoming involved in college affairs and the fledgling Hospice Care Association.

More recently, she has developed an interest in aged care, along with a continuing interest in the broad areas of general practice.


Dr Zoe Dodge – General Practitioner
Zoe graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2017. She has since worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital, gaining experience in paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology, geriatrics and more. Zoe has particular interests in women’s and children’s health.


Dr Will Upcher – General Practitioner
Will graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2008 with a Bachelor of Biotechnology before going on to complete his doctoral thesis in the field of chromosome biology at the University of Oxford. He undertook postgraduate medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2016, and spent the next two years working in hospitals in the Southwest of Sydney. He has happily returned to Hobart with his young family to pursue his training in general practice and enjoys the diversity of medicine seen in primary care. He has an interest in child and adolescent health, preventive medicine, and performing minor procedures.


Dr Patricia Shephard – General Practitioner
Patricia graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc) in 1981 and then went on to undertake a Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney, graduating in 1984. She has since gained her Diploma of Health Management from Edith Cowan University, is a fellow of the RACGP and a member of the Australian Medical Association.

Patricia has a strong interest in the early detection and management of breast cancer, spending 10 years as Clinical Director of Breast Screen Tasmania. When not working at Barrack Street Practice, she undertakes work as a surgical assistant to neurosurgeon Mr Arvind Dubey.

Patricia is dedicated to providing ongoing and comprehensive health care for her patients. She particularly enjoys having long-lasting patient relationships and working in partnership with them to address their health care needs within the context of family and community.


Dr Juliet Tait – General Practitioner
Juliet studied Medicine at Newcastle University and moved to Hobart in 1998. She completed her General Practice training in and around Hobart and country NSW. She has an interest in mental health and has taken special skills training in adolescent and mental health. She has worked around Hobart and in adolescent health facilities since completing her training and is a Fellow of the RACGP. She enjoys working with families and young people and does procedures such as Implanon insertion and removal.


Street address
5a Barrack St
Hobart TAS 7000

Phone business hours (03) 6223 1055
Phone after hours  (03) 6165 2361
Fax (03) 6223 1245
Email admin@barrackstreet.com.au (not be used for appointments)


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