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Dr. David Shields, MD

Gastroenterology*
3.8 (11)
Map Pin Small Palo Alto, CA
Accepting new patients
46 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. David Shields, MD

Dr. David Shields, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 46 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from University of California at Berkeley and is affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Shields an average 3.8 star rating.

Dr. Shields works at Practice in Palo Alto, CA with other offices in San Mateo, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Cross Blue Shield 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

  1. 1
    Office
    770 Welch Rd Ste 250, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 324-1020
  2. 2
    Palo Alto Va Medical Center
    3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 493-5000
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 15:30
  3. 3
    San Mateo Medical Center
    222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 573-2222

Hospital Affiliations
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  • San Mateo Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cirrhosis
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cirrhosis
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Abdominal Pain
Alcoholic Cirrhosis
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anemia
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Chronic Gastritis
Colorectal Polyp
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Diarrhea
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Dysphagia
Esophageal Ulcer
Esophageal Varices
Esophagitis
Gallstones
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastroptosis
Hemorrhoids
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Ulcer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Nausea
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Pancreatitis
Potassium Deficiency
Reflux Esophagitis
Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Vomiting Disorders
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Manometry
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Barretts Esophagus with Dysplasia
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bile Duct Obstruction
Biliary Cirrhosis
Celiac Disease
Cholangitis
Congenital Anomaly Bile Duct
Cyclical Vomiting
Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome
Dehydration
Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenitis
Dysentery
Enteritis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Food Allergy
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Gastric Ulcer
Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
Gastroparesis
Giardiasis
Heartburn
Hemochromatosis
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Ileus
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Indigestion
Infectious Diarrheal Disease
Intestinal Diverticulitis
Intestinal Fistula
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Prolapse
Lactose Intolerance
Malnutrition
Non-Neonatal Jaundice
Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Peptic Ulcer
Pouchitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Proctoptosis
Rectal Prolapse
Retroperitoneum Cancer
Splenomegaly
Upper Digestive Tract Cancer
Viral Enteritis
Vitamin_Deficiency
Anoscopy
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Bile Duct Procedure
Colon Cancer Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Gallbladder Scan
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Liver Function Test
pH Probe
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Screening Colonoscopy
Ultrasound, Endoanal
Ultrasound, Esophageal
VAP Lipid Testing
Wireless pH Testing
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    3.8
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    Based on 11 ratings
    Patient Ratings (11)
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    About Dr. David Shields, MD

    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 46 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
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Dr. Shields has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Shields has seen patients for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Shields on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    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.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Shields, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Shields appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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