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John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

354 Ratings
61 Comments

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Orthopaedics

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Surgery, Revision Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, Knee and Hip Replacement, Robotic Partial Knee Resurfacing, Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacement Surgery, Minimally Invasive Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Joint Reconstruction in Adults, Orthopaedics, Total Joint Replacement


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Contact Information

Appointment: 336-716-8093
Office: 336-716-8200
Fax: 336-716-6286

Education & Training

  • B.S., College of William & Mary, 2002
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 2006
  • Internship, Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2007
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, NC Baptist Hospital, 2011
  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstruction, New England Baptist Hospital, 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Am Assn of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

John Shepherd Shields, M.D.

Orthopaedics

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries

4.8

CP efforts to include in decisions

4.8

CP explanations of prob/condition

4.9

CP spoke using clear language

4.9

Friendliness/courtesy of CP

4.9

Likelihood of recommending CP

4.9

Patients' confidence in CP

4.9

Time CP spent with patient

4.8

Wait time at clinic

4.5


Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

2/25/2017

I have had and continue to have such a positive experience, that I have and will continue to recommend Wake Forest and Dr. Shields to anybody who needs his services. Job well done!

2/25/2017

Essentially all of the questions above would be given the same answer for the the Provider's entire staff and WF Baptist Health staff. Excellent at all times.

2/24/2017

Very good physician

2/23/2017

*Dr. Shields is the very best - surgeon AND bedside manner. I HAVE recommended him to several people.

2/22/2017

excellent staff and facility

2/16/2017

Dr Shields is an awesome Doctor. My hip is doing great thanks to him & his team. Trust him 100%!!

2/14/2017

I learned more about my anatomy and bone structure than I every imaged. It was very informative and educational. Excellent

2/14/2017

Dr. Shields is a knowledgeable, kind, and caring MD. I think very highly of this MD.

2/8/2017

Excellent doctor.

1/31/2017

Excellent, he took the time to be sure that I am comfortable about my situation.

1/31/2017

Dr. Shields is a surgeon Some of the questions asked at the beginning of this survey do not apply to my appointment with him. Dr. Shields is simply amazing. I trust him to do my surgery with out complications. By far, one of the best doctors I've ever met.

1/27/2017

I can't say enough good things about *Dr. Shields. Extremely thorough and patient w/my questions.

1/23/2017

I am very pleased with the treatment of the provider and his staff, best ever!

1/17/2017

Dr Shields comes highly recommended and I would definitely highly recommend him to anyone in need of an orthopedic surgeon. he is the best. Thank you Dr Shields my surgery was very successful.

1/13/2017

I love *John Shields and his staff.

1/13/2017

Could not ask for a better doctor or staff

1/10/2017

*Dr. Shields was/is fantastic.

1/4/2017

*DR. SHIELDS IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!

12/28/2016

A++++

12/28/2016

Great doctor, easy to discuss issues with.

12/21/2016

My surgery turned out excellent and I'm walking better than I have in years.

12/20/2016

Dr. Shields and his staff always treat me like family. Dr. Shields is without a doubt, one of the best physicians I have been to. He takes a great deal of time answering my many questions and explaining my health options.

12/14/2016

Dr. Shields is definitely the best doctor I could have ask for. My surgery went great because of him & all his staff. He definitely cares about you & makes sure to the best of his ability that your surgery will be as pain free as possible. I would recommend Dr. John Shields & Davie Medical Ctr. to anyone!!! They really care!!!

12/1/2016

*DR. SHIELDS IS AWESOME!!

11/28/2016

Excellent

11/9/2016

Dr. Shield's was outstanding, put me at ease with the hip replacement surgery procedure. Included my care partners and answered any questions they had. Walked us thru the surgical procedure. ALL IN ALL A great experience.

11/1/2016

A very caring and good physician

10/29/2016

Dr. Shields was very insightful and friendly

10/27/2016

*Dr. Shields is the best.

10/25/2016

I feel completely confident in Dr. Shields, and feel I have found the right surgeon for me.

10/25/2016

I have already recommended *Dr.Shields to 2 other co-workers. #8. total.

10/21/2016

Good experience.

9/24/2016

Outstanding provider very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to and ask questions about my surgery.

9/20/2016

Dr. Shields is an excellent provider. I could not ask for a more kind and caring doctor. He explained my condition and all possible options to me in easy to understand terms. He exemplifies the true meaning of "CARE" giver. I wish all healthcare providers were as genuinely caring for their patients as Dr. Shields.

9/14/2016

Dr. Shields was very thorough in his communications as always.

9/13/2016

I am very happy with my provider and will gladly recommend him and his office to anyone who will need knee replacement surgery.

8/31/2016

Dr. John Shields is an excellent doctor and a wonderful bed side manner could not ask for a better surgeon

8/23/2016

Provider explained & reviewed everything regarding my previous knee surgery - So I could understand.

8/17/2016

My first visit with Dr. Shields and it was very positive. I would see him again.

8/3/2016

Dr. Shields is an excellent surgeon. He is compassionate and takes time to listen to his patients. I highly recommend!

7/29/2016

ALL good.

7/26/2016

love Dr Shields... I have great confidence in his ability and knowledge to treat my illnesses. shows great empathy and compassion.

7/26/2016

John is excellent... professional, thoughtful, comprehensive, thorough

7/22/2016

These people really care.

7/22/2016

Dr. Shields is an amazing physician. He always treats you like family. His concern for your health is very genuine. He takes the time to answer all questions and then asks if you have any more. As if you were his only patient. He is truly the BEST! We will forever be grateful we found this caring, special man.

7/22/2016

*Dr. Shields told me I'm his "patient for life!" And I can't be more happy & grateful.

7/20/2016

dr shields was excellent

7/13/2016

Always feel that this care provider and the staff will/would take all the time necessary to alleviate my concerns.

6/23/2016

Dr. Sheilds employees works as a impressive team.

6/23/2016

A very good experience as always with Dr. Shields, a great, friendly doctor

6/22/2016

Dr Shields and Sarah Gordon PA were wonderful. Far exceeded my expectations !!!! They answered all questions. I was treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. I have had follow up phone call and e-mail from Dr Shields. The Medical Center is luck to have Dr Shields and Ms Gordon on Staff and I am blessed to have them as my providers !!!!!

6/21/2016

I was very impressed with provider and staff. I felt I was asked all the right questions and that decisions made took my concerns into consideration. Also received explanation as to why certain treatment options were not the best for me.

6/1/2016

Excellent experience with Dr. Shields !

5/26/2016

*John Shields MD very thorough, friendly and explained all views of X-ray taken after surgery. We like *Dr. John Shields very much I have made great progress -

5/19/2016

Dr. Shields is the very best.

5/18/2016

I was seeing this provider for an upcoming surgery. He was very detailed and answered all my question and added to them with additional information.

5/18/2016

I have recommended Dr. Shields to other Veterans who suffer with the same problems I did. I will continue to recommend Wake Forest and their physicians to friends and family.

5/17/2016

I am so glad that I am having my surgery with this team. Don't have the hesitancy that I had prior to the first visit.

5/2/2016

Good.

4/27/2016

Dr. Shields did an excellent job on my knee replacement and I have already recommended him as the "go to Doc" for that type of surgery.

4/26/2016

Very good.