Dr. Carol Shields, MD

Dr. Carol Shields, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
60 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Carol Shields, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.

Shields & Shields Oncology

840 Walnut St # 1440

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan
  • One Net

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shields performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Shields's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

28  Conditions Treated

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

7  Procedures

  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • 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

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Dr. Shields' Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

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

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Shields and her team are simply amazing! From the moment I arrived to the last appointment two days ago I was treated by the most competent and professional medical people I have ever seen! Dr Shields and her staff are the best!
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I don't know how someone that has a child with a terminal disease could even deal with the medical world. My son has a rare genetic disease that brought us to here in 2015. OVER 2 YEARS later a Ginny from this office says she 'found a bill' that is due. When I call to pay part of the bill finally...more
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