Dr. Shepard is Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He treats a wide variety of conditions in both children and adults. He combines the latest medical information with a patient-centered approach. He believes that the physician should educate and advise you regarding your medical condition and be sure that the treatment course aligns with your values. He has privileges at most Austin hospitals.
He has an interest in diseases of the sinus and performs a wide array of both conventional sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty. His office is equipped to comfortably perform balloon sinuplasty as well as turbinate reduction and other nasal procedures under local anesthesia without needing a trip to the operating room. He enjoys caring for diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid and is capable of performing ultrasound and evaluation of nodules in a single visit. His office is fully equipped for evaluation of allergies, including testing and institution of shots or sublingual allergy drops.
Dr. Shepard treats nasal obstruction, deviated septum and enlarged turbinatesa as well as a wide variety of problems with the ear, including hearing complaints. He performs evaluation of voice and swallowing disorders, including minimally invasive treatment for Zenker diverticulum. He is also equipped to comfortably perform tongue reduction in the office for people with sleep apnea.
Having 3 children of his own, Dr. Shepard knows how important it is to have a physician who understands kids. He works hard to make kids comfortable with the visit and the exam, and he enjoys teaching them about their health. He treats pediatric allergies, sinus complaints, ear infections, hearing loss, tonsillitis, snoring, enlarged tonsils, and a variety of other pediatric illnesses. He utilizes some of the latest tools, such as the Coblator, to help with pain and recovery.
Dr. Shepard is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Texas Medical Association, and the Travis County Medical Society.
Despite being an Austin native with Longhorn parents, Dr. Shepard attended Texas A&M University and completed a degree in Biomedical Science, summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Following medical school, he completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He returned home following training to start his practice.
In his free time Dr. Shepard spends time with his wife and children. He is a member of Providence Church. He enjoys lake activities, cooking, being outdoors, college football, and travel.
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery | American Board of Otolaryngology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, 2007