Dr. Shephard is an orthopaedic surgeon committed to the reconstruction
of arthritic joints. He is focused on the treatment of osteoarthritis,
rheumatoid arthritis, and all other forms of joint destruction by means
of surgical preservation and replacement of affected joints. In a recent
effort to focus on providing the most modern treatment options he has
completed a fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at the prestigious
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. During this comprehensive
educational period Dr. Shephard gained experience in industry-leading
minimally invasive joint replacement techniques, partial joint replacement
techniques, as well as joint resurfacing procedures. He is particularly
excited about direct anterior hip replacement which is a minimally invasive
total hip replacement procedure currently new to the Lubbock area.
From Pecos, Texas, Dr. Shephard moved to Lubbock where he subsequently
attended Texas Tech University earning both Bachelors and Masters degrees
in Biology. His Doctorate of Medicine was achieved at the University of
Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. After returning to Lubbock
to complete residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences
Center he practiced general orthopaedic surgery for four years at Covenant
Medical Center. During this time Dr. Shephard not only became a diplomate
of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, but also completed two tours
of duty with the United States Army Reserve. He treated wounded soldiers
in Mosul, Iraq while part of a combat support hospital and again in 2011
with a forward surgical team in Afghanistan. Dr. Shephard rounded out
his orthopaedic experience with the recent completion of a comprehensive
joint replacement fellowship in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Shephard is excited to be back on the South Plains and is proud to
be a part of the group at
Lubbock Sports Medicine. He is offering new and comprehensive treatments for all hip, knee and
shoulder joint problems and is taking new patient appointments now.
Dr. Shephard is one of the first providers in the West Texas market to use
MAKOplasty®. Learn more about how this advanced technology is taking partial hip &
knee replacement to a new level of precision.
Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology
This is Mako, a robotic-arm assisted technology that helps surgeons provide
patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your hip
or knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing
your joint replacement surgery.