Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Shiels
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107

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(815) 397-7340

Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Rockford, IL and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shiels has more experience with Liver Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shiels to book an appointment.


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Dr. Shiels accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shiels

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shiels treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shiels treats other conditions, please contact the office at (815) 397-7340.

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Shiels typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis C
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Shiels typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 25 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Abdominal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcer
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Dr. Shiels' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Transplantation
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Shiels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shiels

5.0

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Jesse S. – Mar 06, 2020
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I'm looking forward to seeing how our new plan works out.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kathy E. – Feb 21, 2020
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as above
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Marie M. – Feb 11, 2020
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very good that's why i came to him now
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Elaine L. – Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Shiels provided a thorough explanation of my problem and what to do if symptoms occur again. Appreciated the information. It gave me a better understanding of my pancreatitis.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Debra P. – Feb 06, 2020
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direct and to point.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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F. A. – Jan 07, 2020
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The medical staff here are always pleasant and professional. They are timely and make sure that any testing is set up. I have been a patient here for many years now, and even though I have moved, I keep my Doctors here because they are that good!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Dec 11, 2019
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He takes his time with patients and does a very good job communicating with everyone. He makes himself available at all times to help a patient in need
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Dec 05, 2019
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Very personable and esy to talk to. answers any questions very good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane D. – Dec 03, 2019
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very good. easy to understand. all questions answered.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Anonymous – Nov 26, 2019
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.covered all my concerns relative to liver health
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Scott H. – Nov 15, 2019
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I.have.felt.that.Doctor.Sheils.is.very.competent.in.my.care..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Connie K. – Nov 12, 2019
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excellent rapport
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  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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R. C. – Oct 25, 2019
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he listens and responds to my concerns
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Anonymous – Oct 25, 2019
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Dr. Sheils is excellent! I'm so comfortable when I visit with him He's so genuine to talk to and makes me very comfortable during the visit. customer service is so important to me. He's very informative and trustworthy. Keep up the great work and thank you so much for your time and visit.
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Jennie H. – Oct 21, 2019
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I like that he takes the time to listen to my problems. He explains everything that needs to happen and the desired outcome. I don't feel rushed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Oct 16, 2019
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Dr. Shiels always makes me feel comfortable and valued. I am thankful that a friend referred me to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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J. U. – Oct 11, 2019
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his explanation was very clear
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Oct 11, 2019
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informative, personable, happy with discussion and outcome of information provided
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sandra A. – Sep 25, 2019
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my experience was excellent. Dr. Shiels listened to all my concerns and I am glad I addressed my issue with him. He was patient and kind. I am glad I made the appointment, I feel much better after discussing it with him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Aaron Shiels joined Rockford Gastroenterology Associates in 2004, and currently serves as Managing Partner. He is a board-certified Gastroenterologist....Read more

Biography

Dr. Aaron Shiels, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Washington University School Of Medicine in 1997.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Barnes - Jewish Hospital, Washington
Residency Hospital
1993
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd401 Roxbury Rd Rockford, IL 61107
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

SwedishAmerican Hospital

Rockford, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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