Dr. Christopher Shields, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

Norton Neuroscience Institute 210 E Gray St Ste 1105 Louisville, KY 40202 Get Directions
Dr. Christopher Shields, MD
Dr. Christopher Shields, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Norton Hospital.

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Dr. Shields' 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 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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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' 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 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.

Dr. Shields' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1966

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Toronto

    Completed in 1967

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Manitoba / Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1973

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Vermont

    Completed in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection