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Dr. David Shields, MD

Gastroenterology
3.8 (11)
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience

Overview of Dr. David Shields, MD

Dr. David Shields, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 45 years of experience, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. They graduated from University of California At Berkeley and is affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center and Stanford Health Care.

They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Shields' Office Locations

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    770 Welch Rd Ste 250, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 324-1020

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  • San Mateo Medical Center
  • Stanford Health Care

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    3.8
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    Mar 22, 2016
    Dr. Shields was very intentional about getting me a liver and due to his excellent relationship with the liver transplant doctors he was able to expedite the process. I have had a ERCPs and numerous colonoscopies from him and he is always very professional and very warm and caring at the same time. God has used Dr. Shields and Dr. Ahmed, my hematologist in saving my life and keeping me going. I am very grateful for Dr. Shields and I highly recommend him!!! He is a rare find-a top doctor!!!
    David S. Licata in San Jose, CA — Mar 22, 2016
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    About Dr. David Shields, MD

    Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
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    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1578671608
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of California At Berkeley
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    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine
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    Dr. David Shields, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Shields is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    11 patients have reviewed Dr. Shields. The overall rating for this provider is 3.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shields.

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