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Dr. Scott Shields

Podiatry
Enid, OK
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Enid

Address

524, N Van Buren St, Enid
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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State Farm Insurance Companies

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

UMR

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Medicaid

SoonerCare

About

Bio

I am board certified in foot surgery and have been in private practice for 18 years in Enid, OK. We have friendly, knowledgeable staff. We have a JACHO Certified Surgery Center within our office for your convince for those procedures that do not require the inconvenience and expense of the hospital.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Podiatry

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, Oklahoma

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
115 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Foot surgery: Generelly foot surgery can be seen as a local procedure or general anesthesia procedure. Local procedures have the area numbed about the area and ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Knee pain: Avoid activities that hurt and follow the advice of your orthopedic surgeon. Your surgeon knows the condition of your knee and is in a position to gi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Flat feet: There are several good answers to this already. My suggestion to you is to stop putting up with this deformity. Your feet are not working properly and... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Ankle hot: There is not enough information to answer your question but it could be gout, trauma, sprain etc. The best way to get to the bottom of this is to see ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Fungus: Natural is GREAT when it works. I have found that it is a hit and miss proposition. You can follow the label on the bottle of tea tree oil or see yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Foot / knee clicking: There are several reasons that this can be. There is no way of knowing from this exchange but you do not have to remain in the dark or put up with it... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Sprain vs fracture: Best to get a radiography and evaluation. Your podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon will take care of this for you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Edema: Yes but swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It is more likely a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Ankle crack: Often times it really is not the ankle joint that is "cracking" but the joint just below the ankle - the subtaylor joint. This is most often in patien... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
YES : There are many studies that show that mode improves with exercise. You should exercise sensibility and not over do it. Start out slowly and build up t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Draining incision: There are times that drainage is expected and even encouraged. So is this normal? It may be normal for the condition you have but healed without inf... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Yes: You can have too much lotion and the skin can become macerated (it can break down) from too much moisture. This often happens between the toes and sh... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Maybe?: What type of surgery are you going to have.? Your surgeon will know if you need to bank blood and i suspect if he has not told you do do so you do n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Lump on heel: It is unknown at this point. It can be many things from a wart to ipk to foreign body to bursa to a tumor of some other kind. Your local podiatrist ca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur beco... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Trauma - Melanoma ?: Has the streak been there for years and unchanging? This could be a melanin streak or fungal infection. Has the streak come on recently but growing o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Podiatrist: I am a podiatrist so I am biased. Podiatrist go to collage for 4 years, podiatric medical school for 4 years and then a 3 year residency. They tre... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Yes: Many times arthroscopic surgery can successfully remove a offending bone spur in the knee. Your orthopedic surgeon can give you a very accurate assess... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you ca... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Cold feet: Cold feet can be from actually being cold (circulation difficulties) or from your nerves telling you that your feet are cold (paresthesia). Your loca... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Do you have a pictur: Dermatology is difficult to discuss with everyone's descriptions being different. Is the white lines moving out toward the end of the toe as the nail ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Heel fracture: Yes they are referred to as fracture blisters. They are common with this type of injury. This is a injury that must receive medical attention.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Possibly : Does it itch? Is there scaly appearance? If yes then likely. Sometimes you can examine the area under a woods light and this will indicate a fungal... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Plantar wart: There are many ways to treat and even to do surgery on a plantar wart. The doctor that is doing the procedure can tell you your limitations but if t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Knot: It is impossible to know from the information provided. I would recommend that you see your podiatrist and look into this. If it is nothing at least y... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Infection: I agree with dr. Inwood. Seek medical attention now not tomorrow. This can be limb treating and if you are sick, diabetic, ca patient etc it can be li... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Ignore: You should ice an acute sports injury, sprains or strains. Heat will make it swell worse.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Neuropathy : Neuropathy is numbness. Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation (tingling, burning, stinging etc) these frequently start to the toes and work up to the... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Can be!: As a new jogger you may be sore just as a normal course of exercise. You could also have over done it and caused sprain/strain, shin splints, tendonit... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
I think so: Hyperthyroid hormone levels increase the metabolic activities of almost all tissues of the body. The basal metabolic rate can increase to as much as 6... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Stress fracture: hee: Below is a good answer but some times a stress fracture does not show up on xray and requires a mri. An xray by your foot specialist is the best way... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Heel pain: That is a good start. You still may need a better shoe, better insert, night splint, stretching exercises, anti inflammatory meds, steroid injection, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
No: Not if it is my cuboid. It this is a recent fracture i would be in a cast boot with crutches until the fracture is stable. With that said - does it ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Good: Good hygiene frequently lapses with the elderly. Regular washing, drying, inspection is important.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Heel pain: Sounds like you are being treated for plantar fasciitis. If this is the case and you have not gotten relief you can expect to be given stretching exer... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Numbness in toes: Frequently girls/ladies will wear shoes that pinch the front of the feet and this puts pressure to the nerves that run between the metatarsal heads (b... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Achelles tendon: I am not sure that you had your achilles tendon "removed." if it is really removed then you will need some type of lower leg brace in order to stand ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Better results: The results that you can receive are dependent on the extent of the injury that you have. You are young and pending on the type of fracture (aligned ?... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Foot/Ankle pain: Yes i would be concerned about pain to my foot /ankle. This does not mean that there is any thing grossly wrong but it should be investigated. Go back... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Dry skin: You can try removing the dry cracked area carefully. There are creams that will help with this - urea in them. Soaking can dry the skin as the oils le... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Athletes feet: This is likely a fungal infection ( tinea pedis). Try over the counter products - the pharmacist can help. Keep the feet clean and dry. If this does ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Variable: If your sprain was bad enough to be in a cast and not in a boot i would leave it on for 2-3 weeks. Removal of the cast will allow range of motion but ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Continue PT: If this was my child i would continue pt. I see many children with this and many will over come this with stretching and gait training. Some will no... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Possible Neuroma: This sounds like a neuroma or a plantar fibroma. It is not knowable in this format but if it is one of these they are not cancerous. Liniments with av... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
U: Gout is associated with the settlement of uric acid crystals in a joint resulting in pain, swelling and redness to the area. Treatment involves decr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
This could be needed: This is a serious injury. My advice is to follow the directions of your surgeon. He/she knows the extent of damage and the progress that is being made... Read More

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Jul 7, 2014
Dr. Shields is an expert in his field. He is an asset to Healthtap. Dedicated, caring, knowledgable, and thought provoking are only a few words to describe this outstanding doctor.
Sep 15, 2013
Dr Shields is providing an invaluable service to the public via Healthtap. The information he provides is understandable, clear & accurate. I endorse Dr. Shields.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shields is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you just trying to understand it not pointing finger
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've undergone surgery to repair ! Fingers crossed !!
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Thanks for your quick reply! It is actually a spike bone spur of the elbow

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, OH
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Oklahoma City, OK - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
American Board of Posiatric Surgery
National Board of Podiatric Examiners
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