Richard O. Shields,
Jr., M.D., FACEP
Medical Director In 1984, Dr. Shields moved to Savannah to
join Emergency Medical Group at Memorial Medical Center. While
at MMC he served as Medical Director of the Emergency Department and Chairman of
the Department of Emergency Medicine, and served on many hospital committees
including Medical Executive, Occurrence Screening, Utilization Review, Critical
Care, and Trauma.
the end of 1997, Dr. Shields left MMC to help establish SouthCoast
UrgentCare. In early 1999 he was recruited to join the expanding group
of physicians at GEA. He currently staffs four of the GEA
hospital ED's and currently serves as Medical Director of the Candler ED. He
also is the web master for GEA
Online. Dr. Shields was Board Certified by the American
Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in 1984, and re-certified in 1994.
He also serves as an Oral Board Examiner for ABEM. He is a member and
Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has
held numerous offices with the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians
including a two-year term as President. He currently serves on the GCEP
Board of Directors.