Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 77
(9)
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Dr. Clarence Shields, MD
Dr. Clarence Shields, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Los Angeles, CA. He is 77 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC and Adventist Health White Memorial.

6801 Park Ter

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact Information
Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Runner's Knee
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more than 50% of peers
Joint Pain
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more than 15% of peers
Knee Dislocation
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more than 12% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
22

Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Procedures

  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • La Co-Usc Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shields has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shields accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Shields has admitting privileges

Adventist Health White Memorial
1720 E Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Keck Hospital of USC
1500 San Pablo St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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