Dr. Helen M Shields MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Helen Shields is a gastroenterologist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Shields accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 62 doctors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ranked #44 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Tufts Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1971–1973

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973–1974

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1975–1976

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1974–1975

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1976–1977

Tufts University School of Medicine
Class of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

MA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association
2007

Publications & Presentations

Exposure to both radiation and chemotherapy increases the risk of Barrett's and multilayered epithelium.
Shields, H.M., Recht, A., Wang, H.H.

Principles of Prevention in Primary Care: Pearls and Pitfalls
2013 5 16

Principals of Prevention in Primary Care Practice: Pearls & Pitfalls
2013 5 16

See all 13 publications

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network
  • BCBS Arizona BlueAlliance Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO ExcelCare Network
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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