Dr. Christopher Shields, MD

Dr. Christopher Shields, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 77
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Dr. Christopher Shields, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Louisville, KY and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 1966 and specializes in neurosurgery.

210 E Gray St Ste 1105

Louisville, KY 40202

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Center Care
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commission for Children with Special Needs
  • Community Care of Southern Indiana
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Dr. Shields' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shields performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Spine Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Shields' conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Aneurysm
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Gout
Hand Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Sprain
Hydrocephalus
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Norton Healthcare, we believe you - the patient - are the most important person to our practice. As the region's leading health care provider, we are committed to providing comprehensive, quality health care to all those we serve in a manner that ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1974
University Of Vermont
Fellowship Hospital
1973
University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1967
University Of Toronto
Internship Hospital
1966
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
1973
1967
1966

Awards

Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shields

2.2

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
20.689655172413794%
(6)
4 Stars
10.344827586206897%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10.344827586206897%
(3)
1 Star
58.62068965517241%
(17)

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The meanest, most horrible staff. And if you think you’ll be able to talk to a doctor once you’ve had surgery, guess again. Horrible people.
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In 2007 shields and Harpring fixed 2 brain aneurysms, I'm now 53 years old and still going, they did a great job, only problem I had was getting a follow up appointment, couldn't get past the office staff, I can't blame them for that though. I would still give them a 5 star rating David Harrell,...Read More
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Dr Shields should be avoided at all costs! He is very arrogant and cannot be bothered to speak with with his patients prior to surgery or after surgery. He feels that sending his PA to speak with you is a better use of his time. I have never had a surgeon not come top preop to mark the surgery...Read More
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I recently had surgery done by Dr. Shields. I had a congenital spine defect that recently took it's toll on me at the age of 35. Dr. Shields is a wonderful, intelligent, talented, to the point, up front doctor. I respect his work & thank God everyday that he was able to fix my back. It has been a...Read More
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He was a nightmare!!!!! Don't ever go to such a mean doctor ! He wouldn't listen and screamed telling us to go to the door! I'm still in shock
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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
Center Care
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Commission for Children with Special Needs
Community Care of Southern Indiana
Cooperative Care and Hospital Agreement
CorVel
Direct Care America/Primary Health Services (DCA/PHS)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Hospice & Palliative Care Services,Inc.
Humana
Indiana Health Network
Worker's Compensation PPO
Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare
MDwise
Indiana Medicaid
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Kentucky
Methodist Hospital Community Care Network
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Optimum United Healthcare Bone Marrow Transplant
Owensboro Community Health Network
Passport Health Plan
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Passport Home Health
Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
Private HealthCare Systems
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