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About Dr. Carol L Shields

Dr. Carol L Shields, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Shields is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Shields has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carol L Shields is Excellent. Dr. Carol L Shields has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carol L Shields is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ocular Oncology Services

840 Walnut St Ste 1440
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Specialties

Dr. Carol L Shields has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    38 Expertise

  • Retinal Disorders
  • Sebaceous Adenocarcinoma
  • Vascular Tumor (Hemangioma)
  • Eye Cancer (Uveal Neoplasm)
  • Vision Disorders
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sebaceous Gland Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Eye Cancer (Retinal Neoplasm)
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Eye Exam
  • Soft Tissue Cancer (Plasmacytoma)
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Orbital Cancer
  • Vitrectomy
  • Eye Pain
  • Optic Nerve Cancer
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Blindness
  • Eye Surgery (Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Cancer (Iris Neoplasm)
  • Vision Issues
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Cataract
  • Eye Cancer (Choroid Neoplasm)
  • Multiple Primary Cancer
  • Eye Diseases
  • Iris Diseases
  • Breast Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Orbital Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Neovascular Glaucoma

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Reviews

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Unresponsive. Leaves you in the lurch after treatment.

I'm not qualified to evaluate dr shields but I do know it is next to impossible to contact her. She doesn't take phone calls and doesn;t answer emails. I am going to leave her.

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Worst bedside manner

Extremely qualified and the best at what she does- but I have never seen worse bedside manner.

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15 minutes
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Five Stars

Dr. Shields is Awesome!

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5.0 minutes
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There is no one I would rather SEE for eye cancer treatment

I cannot say enough about the care and treatment I have received from Dr. Shields. She is a great doctor and a wonderful person.

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30.0 minutes
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Five Stars
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer

    America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014, 2012, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Shields is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Wills Eye Institute

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carol L Shields accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Ocular Oncology Services, 840 Walnut St Ste 1440, Philadelphia, PA

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