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.
Get To Know Our Team Of Female Doctors
Trusted by female patients Cairns-wide
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
- Routine postnatal check-ups and care
Gastric Band Adjustments
After your gastric band (Lap band) surgery it is important to visit your doctor to have the band adjusted, possibly several times, in order to achieve the size that it best for your weight loss and to how you feel.
Dr Alexandra Te-Loo is available for Gastric Band adjustments. Please call reception to discuss your appointment.
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
- Urinary Tract Infections
- 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.
- Pathology – Sullivan Nicolaides
- Physiotherapy – Cairns Total Physiotherapy
- Pharmacy – Forest Gardens Pharmacy
Meet our team of caring female doctors
Dr Alexandra Te-Loo
Dr Alex Te-Loo is a GP who has worked at Mt Sheridan Medical for the past 6 years. Alex grew up in Darwin and Cairns and enjoys the diversity of primary practice. She is also involved in education and has a role as a medical educator for the JCU GP Training Program. Alex is experienced with IUD procedures and is also trained to perform gastric band adjustments.
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 Alison Tucker
Dr Alison Tucker is a UK trained GP who moved to Cairns 10 years ago.
She enjoys all aspects of General Practice particularly women’s health, child health and mental health.
She is also a Senior lecturer at JCU where she teaches medical students.
She is available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for appointments.
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.
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.
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.