Dr. Shields Abernathy, MD

Allergy & Immunology •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Abernathy

Shields B. Abernathy, M.D.

1050 Las Tablas Rd Templeton, CA 93465

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(805) 434-1000

Dr. Shields Abernathy, MD is a Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Templeton, CA. Dr. Abernathy has more experience with Environmental Allergies and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Twin Cities Community Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abernathy to book an appointment.


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Dr. Abernathy accepts the following insurance:

ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Bronze - Advantage 2500 PD EPO
Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD HMO
Bronze - Advantage 5750 PD POS
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Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Abernathy

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abernathy treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abernathy treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 434-1000.

Environmental Allergies

Compare with other Environmental Allergies specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pollen Allergy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy treats Pollen Allergy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Allergy Shots
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy performs Allergy Shots more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Allergy Treatment
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy performs Allergy Treatment more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy treats Acute Sinusitis more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abernathy treats Sinusitis more than 49% of their peers

Dr. Abernathy treats this condition more than 49% of their peers

Check Dr. Abernathy's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Abernathy's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Emphysema
  • Eye Infections
  • Headache
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Immunization
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Obesity
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spirometry
  • Vaccination

Dr. Abernathy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abernathy

2.9

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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0%
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1 Star
48.484848484848484%
(16)
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Honestly, I'm more than thoroughly disgusted with the provider and his attitude. I understand that some doctors liken themselves to being a god. But, Abernathy takes it to an entirely different level. He isn't a brain surgeon he is an allergist. You would think that his birth was God hand delivering him from the heavens. His holier than thou attitude, his disrepectful nature, and just completely disgusting behavior ... narcissist doesn't even begin to top this. I'm certainly not going back and will make sure I tell everyone else I know to find a new doctor. Whether he is good or not isn't even something I can vouch to. His bedside manner, attitude, and such made it impossible to even want to listen to him. He is a nasty little man with an over inflated sense of self importance.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 03, 2020
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Just went in there (6/15/20) and 100% of the patients were wearing masks. ZERO PERCENT of the staff were wearing masks. I cannot believe the callous disregard for patients, some of whom have allergy related asthma. These are supposed to be health professionals. Truly disgusted. I would give zero stars if I could.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Abernathy for several years. He has been treating me for allergies. He and his staff are efficient, kind, and professional, but more importantly, they treat me as if 'I matter'.
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Debra – Oct 30, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Abernathy's for years and i would highly recommend him. He has always been attentive to me and handles any issues which i might have .
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Tom B. – Oct 29, 2019
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Dr. Abernathy is great. He has a friendly and efficient staff. I've been a patient for many years and love that I can count on being in and out of the Doctor's office in 20-30 minutes - unheard of these days. Dr. A is a great listener and good communicator - he's also got a great sense of humor!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carla M – Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. Abernathy has helped me for the past five years with my allergies amd asthma and done very well by Dr. Abernathy. I highly recommend him.
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Carl Hopkins – Jun 05, 2019
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I was actually referred to Dr. Abnerathy by my general practitioner. The office is dated and very uninviting. Staff was O.K. and the assistant was very pleasant, but all my hopes changed when the Dr. entered the room complaining about a busy day and he was surprised he was still standing. He then asked me why was I was here and things went downhill with his arrogant tone and unprepared ability to meet with me. I would never recommend this Doctor.
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Feb 01, 2018
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The first couple of time I saw Dr. Abernathy he seemed knowledgeable and reasonable. The last time I saw him, he was angry and extremely unreasonable. His voice was raised and he was behaving very badly. I absolutely do not recommend this doctor. He seems to have personality disorder or something that makes him behave erratically.
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King City, CA – Apr 29, 2017
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I went in with a issue and he was rude and talked in a loud tone, even at which he yelled. The staff was nice but not the doctor himself. My problem didn't sound like it mattered to him. Would not recommend!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Using latest medical information and technologies with a caring and dedicated team.

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1984
Wadsworth/UCLA Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Wadsworth VA/UCLA Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1981
Good Samaritan Hosp
Residency Hospital
1980
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Shields B. Abernathy, M.D.

Shields B. Abernathy, M.D.1050 Las Tablas Rd Templeton, CA 93465
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Twin Cities Community Hospital

Templeton, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

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