Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Clarence Shields, MD
Dr. Clarence Shields, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC and White Memorial Medical Center.

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    Dr. Shields' Reviews

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    4.6
    based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Shields' Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    in Norco, CA |
    Dr. Shields has been my doctor for over 20 years. He takes the time to get to know his patients and really listens. He is by far the best doctor I have ever come into contact with. He is innovative and works hard to find the best possible solution to fix the problem. Couldn't ask for a better person or doctor to have in my corner.
    Los Angeles, CA |
    Very thorough in explaining procedure. Patient in answering questions. Knowledgeable about latest treatments.
    in Corona, CA |
    Excellent Doctor than listens to my concerns and explains everything in detail.
    in Riverside, CA |
    Very considerate of my needs and concerns. He was very professional. Very patient with me and my questions.
    in Bakersfield, CA |
    He is very caring and personable. We has been our family's surgeon multiple times, and we are always pleased with our surgical outcome.
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    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 Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Limb Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia

    Education

    • Medical School
      Creighton Univ Sch Of Med

      Graduated in 1966

    • Internship Hospital
      Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 1967

    • Residency Hospital
      La Co-Usc Med Ctr

      Completed in 1973

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • ACL Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery