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Dr. David Shields, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 68

  11 Reviews
Dr. Shields

Medical Associates

770 Welch Rd Ste 380 Palo Alto, CA 94304

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(650) 324-1250


Dr. David Shields, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1978 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(650) 324-1250

Dr. Shields accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
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PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shields' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Abdominal Disorders more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Esophageal Diseases more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Shields' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shields

3.8

Based on 11 reviews

5 Stars
63.63636363636363%
(7)
4 Stars
9.090909090909092%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
27.272727272727273%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. David Shields, MD
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Dr. Shields was very intentional about getting me a liver and due to his excellent relationship with the liver transplant doctors he was able to expedite the process. I have had a ERCPs and numerous colonoscopies from him and he is always very professional and very warm and caring at the same time. God has used Dr. Shields and Dr. Ahmed, my hematologist in saving my life and keeping me going. I am very grateful for Dr. Shields and I highly recommend him!!! He is a rare find-a top doctor!!!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Shields, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco in 1978 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1984
University Of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University Of Virginia
Residency Hospital
1979
Stanford U Hosp
Residency Hospital
1978
University Of California School Of Medicine-San Francisco
Medical School
1984
1982
1979
1978

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average