Prevention often better than the cure

New doctor in Maleny with an eye for attention to detail

Dr Bronwyn Hytten, the new doctor at Ochre Medical Centre Maleny, is a firm believer that prevention is better than cure.
“I believe very strongly in the value of evidence-based medicine. So I make a particular effort to stay abreast of the most up to date scientific research.”
Dr Hytten completed her medical degree at Griffith University in 2013. From there she did her internship and residency through the Sunshine Coast Health Service including rotations at Nambour, Maleny, Gympie, Caloundra and Sunshine Coast University Hospitals. “I chose to specialise in General Practice because of the opportunity to provide ongoing care to patients with a wide variety of conditions,” explains Dr Hytten. “As a junior doctor I worked a lot in emergency departments, but although I found it rewarding, it was difficult never knowing what happened to my patients next. In General Practice, I enjoy being able to follow up with my patients and focus on helping them manage both acute problems and chronic conditions. I have a strong focus on optimising health to prevent problems and early detection to allow for early intervention.”
Dr Hytten completed her RACGP Fellowship in 2022 and did some locum work in New Zealand, where she gained experience in working within a different health system. Now, back in South East Queensland, she is enjoying living in the hinterland and looking forward to receiving patients at Ochre Health, with its distinct patient-first culture and incredible team.
Dr Hytten has an interest in all aspects of General Practice, but has a particular interest in preventative medicine, cardiovascular disease, diabetes management, women’s health and travel medicine. “I’m focused on treating every individual as an individual and trying to do my best for them.”
Outside of the consultation room, Dr Hytten is a keen bushwalker and is excited about exploring the many walks in the region and where possible, with her Border Collie tagging along.
Dr Hytten is accepting new patients at Ochre Medical Centre Maleny. Bookings can be made via or by calling the practice on
(07) 5494-2388.