Dr. Ruth Lyons Shields , MD

General Practice and Obstetrics & Gynecology

(251) 206-8751

Ruth L Shields Md
3151B Midtown Park S
Mobile, AL 36606


Ruth L. Shields, M.D., is a board-certified Obesity Specialist. She is in the private practice of weight management in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Shields attended Spring Hill College and graduated magna cum laude in 1975. She received her degree in medicine from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1979. She had one year of specialty training in pediatrics, and completed her specialty training in OB/GYN in 1986. She has practiced emergency medicine and general adult medicine in a rural setting. Additionally, she served on the faculty as an assistant professor in the Department of OB/GYN at the University of South Alabama from 1986-1989. Dr. Shields was in the private practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Mobile from 1989 until her retirement in 2011. Her keen interest in promoting wellness lead her to pursue specialty training in obesity medicine (bariatric medicine). Dr. Shields received her Board Certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2012. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, the Obesity Society, the Mobile County Medical Society, and the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. Dr. Shields regularly attends continuing medical education meetings and continues self-study to maintain current knowledge and skills.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 40 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1979

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Springhill Memorial Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center

Specialties: General Practice and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • N/A

Dr. Shields's Office Information

Fax: (251) 147-1950
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:


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