Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD

Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Washington University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

401 Roxbury Rd

Rockford, IL 61107

Contact Information

(815) 397-7340

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • ECOH
  • HAP Insurance
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Liver Damage from Alcohol
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Shiels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shiels "Dr. Aaron Shiels joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates in 2004, and currently serves as Managing Partner. He is a board-certified Gastroenterologist. Dr. Shiels received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he also completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship. As a Gastroenterology Fellow, Dr. Shiels received specialized training in diseases of the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract, including diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP. He participated in research projects studying biliary complications after liver transplant surgery and complications following bariatric surgery for morbid obesity. At the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Shiels holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, is the Director of the Gastroenterology Curriculum, and serves on the Medical Executive Committee. He has received numerous teaching awards from the medical school, including the Golden Apple. Dr. Shiels advocates for our GI patients on a national level, serving on the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Health and Public Policy Committee and participating in regular visits to senators and representatives offices on Capitol Hill. He is also a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Shiels maintains an interest in pancreatic disease, biliary disease, and liver disease including treatment of hepatitis C and has presented on hepatitis C at local and regional meetings. His hobbies include golf, running, and spending time with his family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shiels "Dr. Shiels is committed to providing high-quality, cost-conscious patient care through a spirit of teamwork, communication, and dedication to treating our patients with respect, understanding and compassion. All Rockford Gastroenterology physicians and staff members are committed to work in a collaborative manner with our patients, their families and other healthcare providers. We recognize that gastrointestinal conditions can have a significant impact on our patients' quality of life. We will continually seek new and effective methods of treating acute and chronic digestive disorders in a manner that emphasizes quality improvement, effective outcomes and cost effectiveness. We are also committed to health promotion and prevention, teaching of medical students and residents, clinical research, and providing leadership to the national community of gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal endoscopists."
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1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

1  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

75  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Washington University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD
I would recommend Dr Shiels to all my family and friends. Has been very professional for both my visits.
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Apr 06, 2018
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Performed the procedure very well. I had no discomfort at all.
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Bill Erdmann in Genoa, IL – Feb 28, 2016
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