Dr. Carol Shields, MD

Dr. Carol Shields, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
60 y/o
(10)

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Dr. Carol Shields, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health.

Shields & Shields Oncology

840 Walnut St # 1440

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Experience for Dr. Shields

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Shields by Patient Volume

1

Eye Cancer

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

2

Benign Neoplasm of Eye

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

3

Macular Hole

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

Are you Dr. Shields?

Learn more about our data and this Top Care Areas component.
1

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
31

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
8

Procedures

  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Mercy
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shields has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Shields does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shields and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
4.4
based on 10 total reviews
Dr. Shields' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Shields accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • NGS CoreSource
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • POMCO Group
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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