Dr. Gordon Shields, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 50

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Gordon Shields, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dch Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Gordon Shields, MD

Alabama Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

302 Merchants Walk Ste 100 Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Shields' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Acute Tonsillitis
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Dr. Shields treats Acute Tonsillitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Tonsillectomy
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very high

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Dr. Shields performs Tonsillectomy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shields performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Shields' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(205) 523-9300

Dr. Shields accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
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AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Shields' Reviews

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5.0

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I’ve been going here for the last couple of years, and have been completely satisfied. The wait is never long, the staff is courteous, the audiologists are nice and experienced, and Dr. Shields always listens to me and takes his time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Abbey Jones in Northport, AL – Sep 19, 2018
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Both my husband and I are patients of Dr Shields! Dr shields has alway been very professional and kind! He explains and try’s all options available. He performed balloon sinuplasty on my husband last year in his office and he has done amazing since then! Staff is wonderful! We are very pleased and would highly recommend them to anyone !!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pamela B in Al – Dec 26, 2017
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Great experience with Dr. Shields, have been unable to breathe thru nose for years and taking numerous meds. Now, after balloon procedure, I am able to breathe without all the meds. Great doctor with a great personality. Office staff very helpful with all my needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry Townsend in Tuscaloosa, AL – Apr 05, 2017
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Not only is he friendly, knowledgeable, he cares about his patients. He listens to your concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Northport, AL – Jan 15, 2017
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I am so pleased with the Balloon Sinuplasty surgery done by Dr. Shields. I had been so sick with a chronic sinus infection for a very long time, but since the surgery I've not had any sinus problems at all. It is wonderful !! Dr. Shields and his staff are EXCELLENT !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debbie Sawyer in Northport, AL – Nov 02, 2016
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I suffered with chronic sinusitis for years. I was stuck in a cycle of antibiotics, steroid injections, nasal sprays, CT scans, and OTC remedies. I felt awful most of the time missing out on family activities and responsibilities. Sound familiar? RUN-do not walk, to Alabama ENT Specialists to Dr. Gordon Shields. He diagnosed the cause of my illness and corrected the problem within two weeks. I feel like a new person. Dr. and office staff are efficient, kind, attentive, and compassionate.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Regina E. in Tuscaloosa, AL – Sep 23, 2016
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Dr. Shields restored my ability to breath through my noise. If anyone suffers from such a condition, I highly recommend you visit Doctor Gordon Shields.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roy Dobbs in Berry, AL – May 24, 2016
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He is very nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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M,Al in Tuscaloosa, AL – Apr 03, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gordon Shields, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Tuscaloosa, AL and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Rhinology

Board Certifications

Education

University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Residency Hospital
University of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
Internship Hospital
2000
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1994
Samford University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Gordon Shields, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shields frequently treats Acute Tonsillitis, Tonsillectomy, and Chronic Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shields treats.

Where is Dr. Gordon Shields, MD's office located?

Dr. Shields' office is located at 302 Merchants Walk Ste 100, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Alabama Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists

Alabama Ear Nose & Throat Specialists LLC302 Merchants Walk Ste 100 Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shields is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Dch Regional Medical Center

Tuscaloosa, AL

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

Northport Medical Center

Northport, AL