Biography & Education


Kim Shields, D.O., makes patient education a cornerstone of her care philosophy. “My role as a family physician is to emphasize healthy living,” she says. “I strive to educate and encourage management of illness in a way that meets each patient’s needs – both physically and mentally.”

A fifth-generation family practitioner, Dr. Shields earned her degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science University in Fort Worth. She completed her residency in family medicine at Providence Milwaukie Hospital.

Born in Plano, Texas, Dr. Shields enjoys hiking, playing “mind-intensive” games and doing crossword puzzles in her off time. She is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine with obstetrics

Medical degree: University of North Texas Health Science University, Fort Worth, Texas
Residency - family medicine: Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Ore.
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

1321 NE 99th Ave., Suite 200
Portland , OR 97220


Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger, Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abrasion, Acne, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Arthralgia, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Back and neck pain, Bronchitis, Burns, Cerumen impaction, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 11 and Younger, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 11 and Younger, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Sprains, Strep throat, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Warts
Services Provided


Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 13 Comments)


Please reduce wait time.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Very friendly. Great listener. Explained things wel.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I love my Dr. She is awesome!!
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Shields always shows her kindness and caring to me. She takes my health concerns seriously. She always explains about health condition, what is at risk and offers possible options of treatments and follow through.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Shields is an excellent caring physician! I've been seeing her for many years, she always address my concers in a professional/compassionate manner.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Pleasant and nice. Seemed pretty knowledgable, but it was very difficult to get referrals to specialists when health concerns were outside the scope of a PCP. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

We visited Dr. Shields because our regular doctor, [...] was out. They are both great doctors who listen to our needs and answer our questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient

She is very good and addresses all health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Shields is the best!!
Providence Health & Services Patient

compassionate and kind
Providence Health & Services Patient

She has been very good at explaining complications of diabetes. My weight is a concerned to her, in the past she would focus all my health issues to my weight...if I had a rash it was because of my weight...for anything so I stopped going for more than half a year because of it and tried to change [...]. I felt that I she was not listening, and it was all going to be something about my weight. This last appt. I she did not focus on my weight and listen to my concerns. [...] So far she has been better. Don't get me wrong I do know diabetes can bring lots of complications, but lets focus on the immediate reason what brought me to the visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr Shields is a role model on how doctors should treat patients. She is thorough yet takes the time to listen, this was my first experience with Providence Health System and it was great and I'm glad I switched. Keep up the good work!
Providence Health & Services Patient

This was my first visit to establish care with new PCP. I would have appreciated having the physician having more of a conversation with me about what concerns I have about my health/my body....there was a lot of interaction with the computer. And while I understand the computer work must be done,it is no substitute for face to face conversation and eye contact. Just taking a few minutes to sit with you and ask you what you think/what concerns you is invaluable for all. When the doctor left the room,I didn't realize that my appointment had come to an end ..I thought she was coming back....the MA did come back to discuss setting up appointments for procedures/tests.
Providence Health & Services Patient