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, 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 and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, 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

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.

4.4 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 24 Comments)

100

06/21/2016
I feel respected and cared about at the Providence North Portland facility. Everyone I have contact with - in person or on the phone - either provides an appointment, responds with important information, or gets back to me with an answer.
100

06/13/2016
Dr. Ensminger has always been very empathetic to my needs & health issues. I'm grateful that she listens so well and respects my insights regarding my health care needs. She is a great communicator, clear & concise and always makes sure I understand the conversation.
100

05/22/2016
I started seeing Dr. Esminger because my previous Providence provider moved to [...]. I came to her during a time when I was having a critical health incident after just having had a PE and mild heart attack. She picked up my care seamlessly and has been absolutely wonderful. I can't say enough about her or her care team.
80

05/18/2016
she always asks if I have any other concerns after dealing with the original concern.
100

04/27/2016
I think my provider is pretty good.
90

04/26/2016
She's very competent and thorough and addressed more than the stated reason for the visit, even though another person had said there wouldn't be time. [...] I have had other competent providers that were also a bit warmer somehow, and that seems like a small bit of room for improvement.
80

04/05/2016
Good listener and suggestions for our going care
100

03/29/2016
Dr. E is the best. She always takes the time to listen and is very supportive and kind. I recommend her to all of my family and friends. The staff at the clinic is also always welcoming, respectful, and kind
50

03/22/2016
The PA didn't make me feel all that comfortable. She tried taking blood and wasn't able to so she sent me on my way with no instruction/literature on the place she suggested I go.
70

03/16/2016
I don't feel that the patient's wellness is the focus [...]
30

03/16/2016
[...] Shauna cannot figure out what is wrong with me so she has given up and I now feel like a burden coming to your clinic to be seen by her again. I get the vibe from her that she thinks I am a hypochondriac. I have been sick for almost a year now and just want to feel better - that is all. I just want some support from my doctor and I do not get that from her. I am in the process of finding a new physician.
60

03/02/2016
Didn't look at x-rays. [...]
70

01/26/2016
Ensminger listens carefully and is very thoughtful in the referral process. We have a clear difference of opinion in how we approach health and wellness, but I appreciate her position. I favor treating the underlying problem above the symptoms.
100

01/19/2016
Very friendly and accommodating. Easy to talk to and easy to understand. Sensitive to my needs and willing to work with me to complete all requirements.
100

12/22/2015
Dr. Emsminger listens carefully. She is very knowledgable about current medical standards and practices.
100

12/02/2015
I feel extremely comfortable with my doctor and the staff.
60

10/28/2015
I always ask her to talk to me as a person not a doctor so I might understand
100

10/07/2015
always good to have Dr. Ensminger do my annual checkup. always thorough and quick with results of blood work. I really enjoyed her nurse, as well.
90

10/06/2015
I really like Dr. Ensminger, and I particularly appreciate the ability to communicate with her via My Chart. I had major surgery this summer, and it was very helpful to be able to communicate with her regarding the surgery and my recovery via email. She is always very responsive, and it is a great communications tool for physicians and patients.
20

09/13/2015
The staff was great, the doctor I will not go back to. Seemed to have no interest in taking care of why I was actually there, just wanted to send me out on referrals for other minor things that I didn't even ask for.
100

09/13/2015
Dr Ensminger is very sweet, and gentle. Only OB Gyn I go to.
90

08/26/2015
WE HAVE HAD A VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROVIDER. THIS DOCTOR WAS REFERRED TO US BY A FAMILY.
100

08/23/2015
She is always very excellent.
100

08/18/2015
Dr. Ensminger is the best. She's stewarded me through some significant health challenges. She's always been accessible, she listens. Her care is heart centered and it shows. Wouldn't go to anyone else