Biography & Education

Biography

Shauna Ensminger, M.D., considers listening to her patients as her most important role as a physician. “I enjoy interacting with patients and developing long-term relationships,” she says. “By listening carefully to their needs and concerns, I’m able to find the most effective treatment options.”

After earning her medical degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Ensminger completed her internship and residency in family practice at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is board-certified in family medicine.

Dr. Ensminger can speak Spanish and looks forward to using her bilingual skills in her practice. In her free time, she enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her cat and dog.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine; Pediatrics

Education
Languages
  • Spanish

Care Locations

4920 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family Medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cellulitis, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pigmented lesions, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rash, Age 12 and Older, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 23 Comments)

 

05/19/2015
Initial appt with the DR was not good [...] I've had 1 back surgery and need another,her first question was what pain pills I was on and wanted to start winging me off. This was without asking me about my pain, problems, or surgeries. I wasn't there to ask her for pain pills. I won't be seeing her a second time.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

05/13/2015
1st visit with this dr. Having major pain issue,, shr did a good job getting to know me as a person and also starting to deal with my pain issurs. Very happy with her respond to me as a perdon
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

05/13/2015
I don't really like Shauna, she seems sort of aloof and a bit sarcastic. I have seen her before and needed to get in and she was the only one available on short notice. About 20 minutes late, didn't give me a difinative answer to my skin condition [...] I received no follow up email to things we talked about.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/06/2015
The medical assistant seemed a bit pre-occupied and was not as warm and welcoming as I am used to
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

03/25/2015
She didn't seem to really listen to my problems, and prescribed medication that I told her in the past had caused problems.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/11/2015
Accessing My Chart has been very helpful.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/05/2015
I miss Dr [...], but Ensminger is excellent too. She is calm, respectful and easy to talk to.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
I have always had to wait at least 40 minutes after my appointment time to be seen. She is worth waiting for, but I do also have a busy schedule. I would recommend alloting at least 45 minute slots for appointments and hiring more doctors so that everyone can enjoy great care in a timely manner and so your doctors can not be so overloaded!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Ensminger as my primary care provider. She is very pleasant, knowledgeable, respectful, listens well, and offers suggestions & information clearly & in an easily understandable way. I am especially pleased with how quickly she responds to my email questions & requests for prescription refills. Her encouragement in dealing with my personal health issues is wonderful, and her non-judgmental manner contributes to an honest & open relationship.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/25/2015
I feel heard and I consider my provider to be a person who cares about me as a patient. She always listens to my concerns and is very professional. I feel confident having her as a provider. I did refer her to a friend but she wasn't taking new patients. I normally hate going to the doctors but my provider make me feel at ease.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
The provider was great
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/13/2015
Always a good provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/19/2014
She listened and talked in a friendly manner. She was kind and knowledegable. It was my pap appointment which is never pleasant to have to go to but she made it very comfortable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/24/2014
I want to keep going back. Wonderful staff.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/21/2014
Dr. Ensminger is always respectful and helpful without being "preachy". She has good skills at working with people and is a clear communicator. I am grateful to have her as my primary care doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

10/14/2014
My primary care provider is a great doctor who I trust implicitly. She's seen me through 2 major medical events and been helpful on a third. She's also VERY busy. She does a good job of listening but there are days when I get the sense shes already thinking about the next patient. I get it. I'd love to spend 90 minutes with her really digging into whats going on but til that day Ill have to be satisfied with my 15-20 minutes
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/12/2014
My doctor focus on me, and my feelings . She is a really good person and doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/08/2014
this was my first visit and I was impressed
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/30/2014
excellent care
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

09/28/2014
Not including the 10 minutes in the waiting room I waited in the exam room for 40 minutes before seeing the provider. I know they're busy, but it would have been nice if the MA came in and told you the status of the doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
during my visit I spoke with the doctor about the possibility of getting physical therapy for a condition I have had for quite some time. I am new to the area and was pleasantly surprised when I received a call from a PT facility before I left the doctors office. That was quick service.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

09/20/2014
Dr. Ensminger has always been sensitive and responsive to my concerns
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/14/2014
Everyone at PMG North Portland--including receptionist, medical assistant, MD, and lab tech--was courteous and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient