Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

Dr. Clarence Shields, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 77
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Dr. Clarence Shields, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from CREIGHTON UNIV SCH OF MED in 1966 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

6801 Park Ter

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shields performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Shields's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  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)

2  Procedures

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

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
9 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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)

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...more
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Very thorough in explaining procedure. Patient in answering questions. Knowledgeable about latest treatments.
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Excellent Doctor than listens to my concerns and explains everything in detail.
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Very considerate of my needs and concerns. He was very professional. Very patient with me and my questions.
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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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