Dr. Jerry Shields, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Jerry Shields, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in University Place, WA and has over 67 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1954. He is affiliated with MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shields to book an appointment.

Dr. Shields

University Place/Tacoma

5225 Cirque Dr W Ste 200 University Place, WA 98467
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shields

4.5

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  • Staff friendliness (112)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (109)
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  • Appointment was rushed (16)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
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Had cataracts removed infection in first eye it recovered second eye not so lucky blinded me and sent me to opther Dr. refused to see me or take responsibility Will never see him again. Worst doctor I have ever seen. Bad attitude. Can be very rude when called out.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I wish I could fully express how terrible my experience with Dr. Shields was. I went in because I had a concern regarding a heightened volume of "floaters" in my eye, but when I explained to Dr. Shields, he literally laughed and told me not to worry. He gave me a whopping 2 minutes of his time. 2 months later, I returned for similar symptoms and am now healing from retinal detachment. I wish Dr. Shields could have warned me about the potential of this happening, but nope. Here I am.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Puyallup WA – Mar 19, 2018
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I've been under Dr, Shields care for about 9yrs for glaucoma and general eye care. I find him and his staff to be reassuring. They show genuine care and patience for any questions you may have. I would trust my eyes to no one else.
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Care Philosophy

Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, P.C., offers complete adult and pediatric medical and family eye care, including routine eye care, treatment of all eye...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Wa School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1954
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Shields has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Jerry Shields, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shields frequently treats Presbyopia, Stye, and Blepharitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shields treats.

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

Dr. Shields' office is located at 5225 Cirque Dr W Ste 200, University Place, WA 98467. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shields' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Presbyopia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Presbyopia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Stye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Stye more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Blepharitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Blepharitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Shields' conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Physical Examination
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(253) 848-3000

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Locations

Practice

University Place/Tacoma5225 Cirque Dr W Ste 200 University Place, WA 98467
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Puyallup Location1703 S Meridian Ste 101 Puyallup, WA 98371
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