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Ophthalmologist (eyes)
28 years of experience
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

4.5
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(20)
Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carol Shields is Excellent. Dr. Shields has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
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Promptness 4.1
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Courteous Staff 4.2
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Accurate Diagnosis 4.4
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Bedside Manner 4.4
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Spends Time with Me 4.2
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Follows Up After Visit 4.1
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Carol Shields, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • She has special expertise in 31 areas:
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Cancer (Choroid Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Conjunctival Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Iris Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Retinal Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Uveal Neoplasm)
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Iris Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Primary Cancer
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Optic Nerve Cancer
  • Orbital Cancer
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Education & Awards

Dr. Shields graduated from University of Pittsburgh . She has 20 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Eye Cancer (Choroid Neoplasm)
Eye Cancer (Conjunctival Neoplasm)
Eye Cancer (Eye Neoplasm)
Eye Cancer (Retinal Neoplasm)
Eye Cancer (Uveal Neoplasm)
Eyelid Cancer (Eyelid Neoplasm)
Melanoma (Skin cancer)
Multiple Primary Neoplasms
Neovascular Glaucoma
Optic Nerve Cancer (Optic Nerve Neoplasm)
Orbital Cancer (Orbital Neoplasm)
Retinal Diseases
Scleral Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Neoplasms (Cancer)
Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs
Philadelphia Magazines Top Docs
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

Affiliations

Dr. Shields has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center - Pittsburgh 

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Carol L Shields MD is a female Ophthalmologist, has 28 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Carol L. Shields practice?
Dr. Carol Shields has 1 office location.
Dr. Carol Shields practices Ophthalmology near Philadelphia, PA.
See Philadelphia Ophthalmologists.