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Dr. Laurence Shields, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
3.0 (8)
Accepting new patients
36 years of experience
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Overview of Dr. Laurence Shields, MD

Dr. Laurence Shields, MD is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in Santa Maria, CA. They specialize in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has 36 years of experience. They graduated from Univ Of Tx Sch Of Med At San Antonio and is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Shields works at Dignity Health Perinatal Center-Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem 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.

Dr. Shields' Office Locations

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    Dignity Health Perinatal Center-Santa Maria
    116 S Palisade Dr Ste 103, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    8:00am - 5:00pm

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    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Aetna
    • Anthem
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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
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    Jun 20, 2016
    I have had dr shields as my dr for both pregnancies and he is an amazing dr, would use him again
    Marykate in Santa Maria, CA — Jun 20, 2016
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    About Dr. Laurence Shields, MD

    • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    Years of Experience
    • 36 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    • Male
    NPI Number
    • 1295741668
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    Education & Certifications

    • University of California, San Diego
    • University Of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
    • Bexar Co Hosp|University Of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
    Medical Education
    • Univ Of Tx Sch Of Med At San Antonio
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • French Hospital Medical Center
    • Marian Regional Medical Center

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    Dr. Laurence 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 an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

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

    Dr. Shields works at Dignity Health Perinatal Center-Santa Maria in Santa Maria, CA. View the full address on Dr. Shields’s profile.

    8 patients have reviewed Dr. Shields. The overall rating for this provider is 3.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Shields.

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