Women's Health Cairns

Cairns' Leading Women's Health Medical Centre

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Get To Know Our Team Of Female Doctors

Trusted by female patients Cairns-wide

Do you feel more comfortable seeing a female doctor for your health needs? We have many female doctors available to offer you a comprehensive range of women’s health services tailored to your health needs, concerns and schedule.

Women’s Health Checks & Advice

  • Comprehensive & preventative health checks
  • Cervical screening
  • Sexual health screening
  • Contraception advice
  • Breast examinations
  • Dietary, nutritional & physical activity advice

Contraception, Family Planning & Sexual Health

  • Contraception advise & options available for you.
  • Birth control IUD Insertion and Removal and also IUD string retrievals are available at our practice. Please book a consultation prior to procedure.
  • Contraception implant insertion and removal procedures
  • Sexual health screening
  • Family planning: If you are planning a family and trying to conceive we can offer you advice and options and refer to specialist if needed.

Antenatal and Post-natal Care

Offered by all doctors, we work with Private and Public Obstetricians for your pregnancy care.

  • Antenatal screening and advice
  • Morning sickness
  • Birth planning
  • Breast feeding
  • Immunisations
  • Routine postnatal check-ups and care

Women’s Health Conditions

Routine health screening can potentially detect health problems and conditions early. This early detection can help prevent complications and improve quality of life.

  • Menstruation problems
  • Menopause
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Weight management
  • Bone density health

On-Site Health Care Partners

Enjoy the convenience of a variety of health care partners in one place to help with our mission to provide the higher standard of patient care whilst incorporating a holistic approach toward diagnosis and management of illness.

These include:

  • Pathology – Sullivan Nicolaides
  • Pharmacy – Forest Gardens Pharmacy

Meet our team of caring female doctors

Dr Stephanie Barnard

Dr Stephanie Barnard joined our team in 2018 after returning to her home town with her young family. After graduating from Medicine at JCU Townsville in 2010, she then obtained a fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, as well as diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Children’s Health.
Dr Stephanie provides nurturing, evidence based care to her patients in all areas of general medicine.
Special interest include:
- Contraception IUD & Implant insertion/removal
- Antenatal care
- Cervical screening
- Baby checks
- Skin excisions
Appointments available: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays.

Dr Louise Bourke

Dr Louise Bourke is a GP who moved to Cairns with her husband and their four school aged children in 2016. Louise has lived in Darwin most of her life. She attained her medical degree in Adelaide. She enjoys the diversity of general practice.

Dr Robyn Schneider

Dr Robyn Schneider is a GP who graduated from Griffith University in 2012. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has an interest in women's health, children's health and dermatology.

Dr Sharmila Biswas

Dr Sharmila Biswas is a long standing GP at Mount Sheridan Medical Practice. She practises part time and has an interest in The National Health Policy. She is available for appointments on Monday - Wednesday and Fridays.

Dr Brooke Michael

Dr Brooke Michael is a Full Time GP Registrar new to Mt Sheridan Medical Practice in 2021.
Brooke graduated from James Cook University in 2017 and has spent the last three years working at Cairns Hospital.
She enjoys the diversity of General Practice and as a Cairns local looks forward to her continued work in Far North Queensland.

Dr Emma Green

Emma joined the team at Mount Sheridan Medical Centre as a GP Registrar in July 2021,
Originally from the UK, Emma completed a degree in Biology and Human Biology at Oxford Brookes University, before going on to read Medicine at the University of Southampton (graduating in December 2006).
After moving to Australia in 2008, Emma has spent the last 11 years working in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology and is now looking forward to beginning her General P training with the team at Mount Sheridan.
She is looking forward to using her previous training to benefit her patients in the local community.

Dr Renae Dall'Alba

Dr Renae Dall'Alba is a Cairns local. She has an interest in Women's health and Paediatrics. She has also completed a Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health and IUD insertion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What appointment length should I book?

The appointment length that you require is based on your specific needs. We recommend booking a double (30 minute) appointment for the initial consultation and your doctor will discuss any necessary follow up appointments.

How much will my women’s health appointment cost?

Appointment costs are dependent on the number of concerns you would like to discuss with your doctor. See our appointment fee schedule with detailed out of pocket expenses after your Medicare rebate below.

To find out more about our Women’s Health services, please call or book online.

Important Women’s Health Checks & Information

October 9, 2018

Women’s Health: Important health checks in your 60’s

September 17, 2018

Women’s Health: Important health checks in your 50’s

August 13, 2018

Women’s Health: Important health checks in your 40’s

July 9, 2018

Women’s Health: Important health checks in your 30’s