Dr. Stephen Shield, MD

Allergy & ImmunologyMaleAge 61

Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Stephen Shield, MD is an Allergy & Immunology Specialist in Newport News, VA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shield has extensive experience in Environmental Allergies. He graduated from E VA MED SCH OF M C OF HAMPTON RDS in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rappahannock General Hospital and Riverside Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Stephen Shield, MD

Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads

895 City Center Blvd Ste 302 Newport News, VA 23606
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shield

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shield treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shield treats other conditions, please contact the office at (757) 596-8025.

Environmental Allergies

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Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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Hives
Animal Allergies
Pollen Allergy
Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Shield's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dermatitis
  • Desensitization
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Hives
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • IgA Deficiency
  • IgM Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom

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(757) 596-8025

Dr. Shield accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
EBS-RMSCO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Health Net
Tricare
Humana
Medicare
MultiPlan
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Shield's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shield

4.6

Based on 20 ratings

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Dr. Shield answered a lot of questions that I had. I felt extremely comfortable discussing my issues with him, and had an excellent experience. I am grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michele Saucier – Jul 14, 2022
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Dr. Shield is the best!He knows what he doing and you will see results. The staff is friendly and I am very glad I came here.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dustin larwa – Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Shield is very thorough and has done an amazing job! I had recurring sinus infections that he got to the root of and I feel so much better after seeing him for a few months. 100% recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 29, 2020
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You can tell he cares about his patients. He is a great listener. He is very thorough. He is also very efficient. The online portal makes things very easy and his staff is on top of their game. Dr. Shield is as good of a doctor as you will find. If you are looking for a allergy doc in the Hampton Roads area, he’s your guy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven Gilchrist – Jan 10, 2020
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Very friendly, he listens and understands. Very pleased with care received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 31, 2019
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Great Visit. Staff got me in on time and told me what would be going on. They ran couple tests. Doctor Shield came in and explained what everything meant. Got everything taken care of in a timely manner. Enjoyed talking with Dr. Shield and his staff. Feel very confident in the info they provided.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Duncan Evans – Dec 31, 2019
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I experienced very debilitating allergy & Asthma related illnesses for years to include acute bronchitis numerous times a year for decades. I finally made an appointment with Dr. Sheild and he tested me for allergies and prescribed allergy shots which have been nothing short of a miracle. Now 2 years plus I have been playing golf during the peak allergy seasons and taking less medication to include less frequent allergy shots. I am steadily improving all pulmonary functions and can’t thank him adequately for having changed my appreciation for life’s good times.
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Richard Mellor – Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Shield, I believe to be a good man, but his office manager has given me the run around for close to 7 months now. She has lied, mislead me and given me false information. My concern is that Dr. Shield has no idea what she is doing. In the end, I am contacting the AMA, have spoken to my attorney and searching for an allergist with an honest office manager.
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Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Shield was the first doctor we met with (in a three year span!) that truly focused on our daughter's immune deficiency and helped our family get her the care she needed and deserved. He has been an excellent partner and resource for our daughter's care and was open to listening to our questions and ideas about different options and paths we'd considered. We happily travel over an hour to see him for her care and will continue to do so!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Norfolk, VA – Sep 21, 2016
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We were referred to Dr. Shield by my children's primary care pediatrician. Dr. Shield and his staff were kind, courteous, and prompt. He answered all of our questions & concerns. I would recommend him to anyone in the area looking for an allergy specialist. A++
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ch?ri Parker in Williamsburg, VA – Jun 30, 2016
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I have multiple issues and was ill for 3 months and on 4 different antibiotics. I was referred to Dr Shield by my dermatologist. He did a blood work up and found my immunity was very low which explains my constant recurring illnesses ( sinus, respiratory, flu, etc.) I have celiac disease and Barrettes Esophagus, among other issues and to have him find out a REASON that I can't seem to get completely well AND offer an answer on how to fix it was INCREDIBLE!!! This was in just 2 appointments!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kathy in Williamsburg, VA – Apr 13, 2016
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My son had severe allergies beginning at 5 years old. He began going to see Dr. Shield soon after and it was suggested he get allergy shots for 5 years. He's 10 now and all done with his shots - he's allergy free! We are happy with the entire experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Amy in Williamsburg, VA – Mar 30, 2016
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Staff and Dr Shields are terrific!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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PDL in Williamsburg, VA – Jan 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe my role is to stay up to date on the most current diagnostic and treatment options and communicate those to my patients, so that together we...Read more

Biography

I grew up in Newport News with severe asthma, spending many nights in the ER at Riverside Hospital.  Back then, before the days of inhalers and nebulizers, the...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology

Education

1993
University Tenn
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Ala
Residency Hospital
1988
E VA MED SCH OF M C OF HAMPTON RDS
Medical School
1983
Davidson College
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Stephen Shield, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. Stephen Shield, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Shield specializes in Environmental Allergies. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Stephen Shield, MD treat?

Dr. Shield frequently treats the following conditions: Asthma, Hives, and Animal Allergies. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Stephen Shield, MD's office address?

Dr. Shield's office is located at 895 City Center Blvd Ste 302, Newport News, VA 23606. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Stephen Shield, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Shield provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Stephen Shield, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Stephen Shield, MD is affiliated with Rappahannock General Hospital and Riverside Regional Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Stephen Shield, MD have?

Dr. Shield has over 34 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Stephen Shield, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Stephen Shield, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads

Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads895 City Center Blvd Ste 302 Newport News, VA 23606
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Allergy Partners of Hampton Roads1144 Professional Dr Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shield is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rappahannock General Hospital

Kilmarnock, VA

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News, VA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

Norfolk, VA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Care™ (2023)

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

Williamsburg, VA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)