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Christian Shield, MD

Dr. Shield is a radiologist in Greater Richmond Region. He is affiliated with Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Shield’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
27%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Shield’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Shield’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Shield’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Shield’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

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Locations

Dr. Shield sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

1508 Willow Lawn Dr
Richmond, VA 23230
106 miles away

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Credentials
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2004

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Shield is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Bon Secours St Francis Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Bon Secours St Mary's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare