Dr. Ruth Shields, MD

Dr. Ruth Shields, MD

Bariatric Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Ruth Shields, MD is a bariatric medicine specialist in Mobile, AL and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in bariatric medicine and general medical practice.Read her story

3151B Midtown Park S # B

Mobile, AL 36606

Contact Information

(251) 206-8751

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • VIVA Health

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Dr. Shields' Experience

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 Bariatric Medicine
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Shields' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shields "Dr. Ruth Shields is a medical doctor who has practiced medicine in Alabama since 1980. She practiced as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist until 2011. Since that time, she has devoted her efforts to the study of obesity medicine. Dr. Shields is passionate about the promotion of health through weight loss and lifestyle change. She became board-certified as a bariatrician (bariatric specialist) through the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2012. She is a member of the American Society for Bariatric Physicians, The Obesity Society, and The Obesity Action Coalition. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shields "Our mission is to promote preventive care and improve weight-related health problems. Our dedicated bariatric program offers proven solutions and compassionate support when traditional options haven't worked."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Medical Practice

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

3  Conditions Treated

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Overweight

7  Procedures

  • Body Composition Measurement
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Fractional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Photorejuvenation
  • Weight Loss Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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.


  • Springhill College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University South Ala Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University South Ala Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Diplomate Of The American Board Of Obesity Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2012

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shields to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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Dr. Shields' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

She is very dedicated to her patients and, their success. Dr. Shields shares useful technical information in an understandable manner and, I found this vital to reaching my personal goal.
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