Dr. Jerry Shields, MD

Dr. Jerry Shields, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
80 y/o
(3)

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Dr. Jerry Shields, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 80 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health.

Shields & Shields Oncology

840 Walnut St # 1440

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MedCost

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Experience for Dr. Shields

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Shields by Patient Volume

1

Benign Neoplasm of Eye

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

2

Chorioretinal Scars

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

3

Eye Cancer

Dr. Shields's volume for this condition ranks within the 100th percentile in our national data set.

very high

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
21

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cancer
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • 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

Dr. Shields does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Shields and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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 (1)
in Lisbon, NY |
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 months old. She did however loose her right eye due to the retina being detatched he was able to save the left eye and she has great vision in that eye.We are so thankful he saved our baby.
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Dr. Shields accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • One Net
    One Net PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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