Dr. Christopher Shields, MD

Dr. Christopher Shields, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
(28)
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Dr. Christopher Shields, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 51 years.

210 E Gray St Ste 1105

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 583-1697

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
  • 27 More

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Spondylosis
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more than 99% of peers
Myelopathy
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more than 98% of peers
Bone Disorders
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more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shields "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 responds to the needs of our community and honors our faith heritage. Our specialty practice is a part of Norton Physician Services, a multispecialty physician group at Norton Healthcare. Norton Physician Services currently includes more than 400 providers who offer primary, specialty and urgent care services in over 100 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Our practice is comprised of compassionate, skilled specialists who are committed to ensuring you receive the best care and have access to the latest medical technology and services."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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

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

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
2.3
based on 28 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Shields' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Russell Springs, KY |
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, Russell Springs , Ky.
Nicholasville, KY |
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 site, and I have always had my surgeons check in the day after during rounds. His PA was very little help as she didn't do the surgery I had questions about. Ask for Dr Roqua instead!
in Henderson, KY |
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 long journey & a painful journey. Dr. Shields told me about my options of pain management and I chose to be pain free & have surgery. He did his job & while in surgery kept my family involved.
in Louisville, KY |
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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Dr. Shields accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Passport Advantage Health Plan
  • Passport Home Health
  • Preferred Health Plan, Inc.
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Southern Indiana Health Organization (SIHO)
  • Tricare
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Teacher Associates Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Value Options

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Hospitals where Dr. Shields has admitting privileges

Norton Hospital
200 E Chestnut St
Louisville, KY 40202
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