Dr. Jerry Shields, MD

Dr. Jerry Shields, MD

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81 y/o
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Dr. Jerry Shields, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Shields & Shields Oncology

840 Walnut St # 1440

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Chorioretinal Scars
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 99% 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

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

18  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Visual Field Defects

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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

  • UNIV OF MI MED SCH
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Denver Health Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Wills Eye Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shields has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shields' Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Shields' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Hi Dr. Shields My name is Edward Sullivan , you treated me for a melanoma in my left eye in November 1989. I just wanted to thank you, I will be 72 in March and I am still kicking with both eyes. Thank you again
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We would without a doubt tell anyone one and everyone to go see Dr. Sheilds. He is the best in the world to help your family or friends. He was able to save our daughters life when there was very little hope. Our daughter was diagnosed with bilateral retinablastoma and it was in both eyes at ten...more
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