Ochre Medical Centre Cooma

Dr Effie Parakilas


Dr Parakilas graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989 and became a Fellow of the College of General Practice in 1...

Dr Brian Tugwell

FRACGP, DA(UK), Dip (Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

Dr Tugwell began practicing with Ochre in 1997, having moved from East Arnhem Land, NT, via Inverell. His work has devel...

Dr Kristin Andrew studied medicine in rural Victoria and returned to NSW for internship and residency, which were comple...

Dr Robert Wiles


Dr Wiles began practising at what was then Sharp Street Surgery in 1991. After completing his undergraduate studies at t...

Ochre Medical Centre Cooma

Ochre Medical Centre Cooma, formerly known as The Sharp Street Surgery, is a rural general practice based in the heart of Cooma, gateway to the Snowy Mountains.

We pride ourselves on the high level of care our independent doctors and wider support team provide to the residents of the region. All of our staff, including the doctors we support, nurses and administration personnel, participate in ongoing professional development, to ensure delivery of up-to-date practice methods. The doctors also work on a roster system at Cooma District Hospital to provide around the clock medical care.

As a teaching practice we have provided training for registrars for over 30 years. We also have a teaching practice agreement with the Australian National University, providing training for Rural Stream students since 2006. The doctors we support regard teaching and training as a vital part of their work, as well as a means of sustaining excellence and passing it on to the next generation of rural doctors.

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Working with Ochre Cooma

At Ochre Health, we support the independent GPs at our practices to improve local healthcare while enjoying a healthy work-life balance. And we support you by investing heavily in developing and supporting our Practice Managers and their teams, systems and technology.