Dr. John S. Shields, MD, FAAOS
Orthopedist | Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery505 Parnassus Ave # M-1202 San Francisco CA, 94143
Dr. John Shields is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Shields specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Shields tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
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