Dr. Philip Shields, MD

Dr. Philip Shields, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Philip Shields, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Santa Fe, NM and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Ca School Of Med in 1985 and specializes in neurosurgery.

465 Saint Michaels Dr Ste 107

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Contact Information

(505) 988-3233

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

Spondylosis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 97% 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

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  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
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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21  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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

  • University Of Ca School Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pittsburgh Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shields has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shields' Reviews

2.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
25 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Shields' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

I got to the ER with fractured skull, blood around brain and ear problems after accident. In 26 hours at the ER, that guy could not find 2 minutes to see me, explain the situation or tell me what to do or not do after release. Horrendous.
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Oh my goodness this Doc is horrible. Will never try to see him again. We saw him few weeks ago since there are few surgeon in town. There is no way he will perform surgery on me. . Will have to go out of town. Looks like the reviews are telling the truth.
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Dr. Shields referred to my pituitary tumor as being 2.5mm. It is 9.4mm. He dismissed my headaches, hormonal abnormalities and a prior bleeding event saying that nothing is done for such a tumor until it is much larger and causes symptoms. (It is growing and has caused symptoms.) His eyes were...more
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He performed back surgery on me & came out worse. When I expressed the concern that Iwas in pain, he didn't seem to take me seriously. Then he had a contrast MRI ordered & all he could say was "hm, it might be, maybe it's this" & then he went back to the original MRI. Said the only thing for the...more
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I had spinal surgery and Dr. Shields level of anger expressed with me when I questioned some of his recommendations was entirely unprofessional. Afterwards, his follow up was inconsistent, and while doing an in-office procedure, the friend that was with me witnessed his hands shaking violently the...more
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