Dr. Philip Shields, MD

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Dr. Philip Shields, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Christus St Vincent Neuro Assoc 465 Saint Michaels Dr Ste 107, Santa Fe, NM 87505 Get Directions
(505) 988-3233

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Dr. Shields specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Santa Fe, NM. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      2.7 based on 19 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Shields
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (18)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (18)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (18)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (17)
      Dr. Shields' Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (19)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (19)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (19)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        31 – 45 minutes (16)
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      in Los Alamos, NM |
      Friendly and professional; did not rush the surgery date; tried other procedures to avoid surgery; eventually I needed surgery and he did an excellent job. recovery was short and 18 months later I still feel great. I'm back to all my normal activities; including martial arts.
      in Santa Fe |
      Terrible! Doc "missed something" when he performed the surgery. Husband got blood clots which then meant he couldn't get second surgery recommended by Shields. Doc would not return calls for weeks and once in office the wait was more than two hours. Ended up at Mayo clinic to resolve what this Doc caused and didn't have time to follow up. He said he was "busy" taking care of his counterparts patients while they were put on medical leave. Seriously, don't go to this guy unless you want more probs
      He did a micro diskectomy on me almost a year ago. Did a great job and although recovery wasn't the easiest I saw a noticeable difference immediately. He was always very knowledgable and helpful through the before and after stages and would definitely go back to him
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Aneurysm
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
      • Thrombosis
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Brain Surgery
      • Carotid Ultrasound
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Deep Brain Stimulation
      • Disc Replacement
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Ca School Of Med

        Graduated in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        University Ca San Diego Med Center
        University Of Pittsburgh Med Center

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Shields' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Shields' Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Shields

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients