Biography & Education

Biography

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

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

Care Locations

Specialties

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, Cellulitis, 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, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 11 and Younger, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, 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

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

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.

4.6 out of 5 (39 Ratings, 12 Comments)

50

04/23/2015
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
 

04/01/2015
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
 

03/16/2015
She is very good and addresses all health issues.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

03/04/2015
Dr. Shields is the best!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/11/2015
compassionate and kind
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

02/08/2015
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
100

02/07/2015
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
50

01/28/2015
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
100

12/16/2014
I love Dr. Shields. She is the doctor for myself, husband and both of my sons. We all love her. She talks to her patients as a real person and is always looking to give you the best care possible. We love her and are grateful to have such a wonderful doctor for our family.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/15/2014
They take very good care of me in Providence. I feel pleased in this clinic.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/12/2014
DR Shields has been one of best she remembers name with no prompt . My family has been with been with providence for the last 100 years
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

09/21/2014
i love going to this office because the front office staff is always kind and welcoming and Dr. Shields is very good to work with on my health needs. The medical assistants are always friendly and helpful and Dr. Shields listens to my concerns and always offers multiple options when available.
Providence Health & Services Patient