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For factual advice, assistance, and if required, the need for surgery, talk to your own General Practioner to meet and consult with David Shepherd at Cairns’ OrthoShep

OrthoShep will fully cover and provide medical solutions for all your orthopaedic requirements!

Address: Ground Floor @ Flecker House, 5 Upward Street Cairns

Post: PO Box 7522 Cairns Qld 4870

Phone: 07 4031 8400 Fax: 07 4031 8418


Providing Secure Medical Messaging via Health Link / Medical Objects

OrthoShep’s consultation and surgery fees are in line with industry standards.

We accept:

  • Work Cover (with relevant claim number and details)
  • The Department of Veteran Affairs (bring your Gold Card)
  • Insurance Companies (bring your letter of approval from an Australian Company)

OrthShep will work with you to regain the quality life that is momentarily slipping away from you.


Who is David Shepherd?

David Shepherd, born, educated and trained in Queensland, is the Director of Cairns’ much renowned OrthoShep, a private practice located in the Cairns hospital precincts. Since 1993, David and his professional team have helped many patients with their orthopaedic concerns.

How can OrthoShep help?

Being a general orthopaedic specialist and surgeon we will address all your concerns whilst offering a detailed examination of the problems you are having. We will display a caring and sensitive approach to assess and/or diagnose your condition. Your concerns become our primary focus.

When surgery is needed

Working with the professional theatre team at the Cairns Private Hospital we are able to carry out all surgical procedures effectively. The ward is staffed by experienced and qualified nurses who provide a quality care thanks to their extensive orthopaedic experience. The unit is supported by a multidisciplinary team, including physio and occupational therapists.

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