A practitioner at our medical practice in Cairns


Professional and personal care for improving your health

Cairns Family Medical Centre is a reputable doctors practice in Cairns that is dedicated to looking after you and your family’s wellbeing. We are actively engaged in the community and our staff and doctors are committed to providing you with exceptional service and care.  Please phone us on 4051 2755 for your appointment today.

Consultations are by appointment, Monday to Friday and by walkin on Saturdays. We offer limited walkin appointments if you have an urgency or emergency.  Urgent medical problems will be dealt with promptly.

If you or your family have an infectious illness, or you think you may have, please advise the medical receptionist when you book your appointment.  We may need to take some extra precautions for you.

Childhood Vaccinations and all child and adult  Health checks are bulkbilled.  When you make your appointment, please tell us you are booking for these.

When you are planning your next holiday, we can assist you with your travel vaccination enquiries. We are able to offer you a full range of travel health services for the individual , the family or and the occupational traveller.  Your doctor will give you a basic health check up and advise you of the vaccination you will require for the country you are travelling to.   Our onsite Pharmacy stocks most vaccines, so same day vaccination is available. We are also an accredited Yellow Fever vaccination centre.

We are fully equipped to provide  medicals for Pre-Employment,  Mining Medicals, Qld Rail Travel and Department of Transport, as well as Injury and rehabilitation management.

Our female doctors can offer a wide range of services for our female patients, such as family planning,Mirena and IUD insertions, Implanon insertions,  sexual health, antenatal and postnatal.  When you are due for your Pap Smear, your doctor will provide you with a Well  Womens Health Check .

Mens Health is important - Men benefit from a  regular heath check.  A regular health check at least once a year will help you stay fit and healthy .  If you have lifestyle factors that may impact upon your health, such as smoking, overweight, alcohol excess, your doctor will assist you to reduce these risks now.  Other factors such as stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression impact on mens daily acitivites too - talk to your doctor who can provide you with  assistance with this issues. 

Skin Cancer Checks with Dr. Ebbie Swemmer are available as a 30 minute appointment.  Dr. Swemmer will complete a comprehensive skin check and provide you with  an assessment of the treatment and management recommended.  Dr. Swemmer recommends everyone has at least an annual skin check as a preventative health measure.


Our health services

We offer a range of services that will address all your medical needs. Our services include:

  • Aged Care Health
  • Antenatal Care
  • Audiometry
  • Children’s Health
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Close the Gap programme
  • Contraception
  • Diabetic care
  • Drug and Alcohol Screening
  • Drivers Licence Medicals
  • DVA
  • Ear Syringing
  • ECG
  • Elderly Health Assessments
  • FLu vaccinations
  • General Medical care
  • Healthy Kids Check
  • Implanon insertions
  • Indigenous Health
  • Indigenous Health Assessments
  • Infectious Illness and Disease
  • Injections
  • IUD Insertions
  • Men's Health 
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Plans
  • Minor Surgery & Procedures
  • Mirena and IUD insertions
  • Occupational Health care
  • Pap Smear
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Postnatal Care
  • Pre-Employment Medicals
  • Prostate examination
  • Psychology
  • Refugee Health Assessments
  • Skin Cancer checks
  • Skin Cancer treatment and management
  • Spirometry
  • Travel Health incl. Yellow Fever immunisations
  • Weight Management
  • Women’s Health
  • Workcover
  • Wound Management
  • Yellow Fever vaccinations


Our medical practice in Cairns wouldn’t be the first point of call for our patients if it wasn’t for our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Our receptionists are friendly and organised and can help you find the appropriate service to suit your schedule. Our doctors and nurses are highly qualified and trained and often go the extra step to ensure that you’re comfortable and satisfied.

The medical practice provides health services to accomdate a diverse multicultural populaiton, including those patients with a disability.  Patients who do not speak English or are more proficient in another language, can access our free interpreter service for your consultaiton. If you require  an interpreter during your consultation, please advise us of your language and leave the interpreter booking to us..

QML Pathology, Pharmacy and North Queensland Xray Services are conveniently located on site and operational hours are in conjunction with Cairns Family Medical Centre.

Radiology and Pathology services are bulkbilled for Medicare card holders.

We want you to start feeling better as soon as you step into our practice. We work in a peaceful, clean and inviting medical clinic so you can feel comfortable right away. We use the latest technology to manage your appointments and medical information. We are also equipped with modern equipment  and up-to-date medical technology to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment available .  

Our medical practice is proudly accredited by AGPAL .

Drugs of Dependence or Addiction such as narcotic, inclduing morphine, oxycodone and benzodiazepines such as valium or any other similar drugs  will not be prescribed by the doctors at the Cairns Family Medical Centre.  These drugs will not be prescribed in the first instance and a new patient will not be taken on long term with these drugs of dependence.  The doctors will refer you to ATODS.