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Dr. Peter Shields, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Shields

Excelsior Orthopaedics

3925 Sheridan Dr Amherst, NY 14226

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Dr. Peter Shields, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Shields accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Independent Health
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MVP Health Care
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Shields treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shields treats Osteoarthritis more than 94% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Shields' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Shields' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shields

4.0

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
60.526315789473685%
(23)
4 Stars
18.42105263157895%
(7)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(8)

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What People Say About Dr. Peter Shields, MD
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I thank Dr. Shields everyday as I am now able to walk without pain. Prior to having a total right hip replacement I could barely walk a 1/2 mile. Now I walk 1-3 1/2 miles 5 days a week. Dr Shields patiently answered my questions, gave me the facts and let me make the decision.
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I give this Doctor a big fat zero for Star's . The reasons being ; when he replaced my knee he severed my Syatic nerve and my Saferas nerve , he also nicked my artery . I was internally bleeding for 3 days and my Pain Mang. Doctor discovered the internal bleeding. I had to be rushed in an ambulance from Kenmore Mercy to Sisters Hospital to get the artery repaired.
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??Dr. Shields, he is quiet but knows his stuff!
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Very knowledgeable about all aspects of knee replacement and recovery. Patient with questions. Has good sense of humor.
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Wonderful patient caring physician
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Unfortunately, I did not have a positive experience with Dr. Shields. I don't know if he was having a bad day or not but he came across as gruff and uncaring. He did not look me in the eye or try to engage or establish any kind of rapport. He was almost dismissive. I'm African American and would hate to think that had something to do with it. Nevertheless, I did not feel comfortable with him and decided to look further.
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Very good
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Dr Shields is an outstanding physician. I highly recommend him to my friends and family. His manner is professional yet friendly. His staff is great!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Care for people as I would hope to be cared for.

"Excelsior Orthopaedics believes every patient deserves to receive the finest musculoskeletal care in a compassionate and professional atmosphere.  We are dedicated to create individua...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1984
State University Of New York At Buffalo, Orthopedic Residency
Residency Hospital
1980
North Carolina Memorial Hospital, General Rotation
Internship Hospital
1979
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Canisius College, Ba
Undergraduate School
1984
1980
1979
1975

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Affiliated Hospitals

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)

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

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)