Biography & Education


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

  • Spanish

Care Locations

4920 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217


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


Patient Ratings and Comments
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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 (85 Ratings, 23 Comments)


Dr. Ensminger is the best provider I've had in my 63 years.

The doctor was slow because she is overworked. I don't blame her for this but I think [...] too many patient appointments per day. [...] My only hesitation about recommending Providence and this doctor to my friends/family is due to the long wait time; other than that the care is good at this clinic.

Dr. Ensminger is a great health care provider. She always treats me with care, respect & concern for my health.

Dr. Ensminger has a calm manner, which I like. She is always able to offer a logical explanation for why she is recommending or prescribing something.

I am very happy with all of the care I have received from my provider.

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.

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.

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.

she always asks if I have any other concerns after dealing with the original concern.

I think my provider is pretty good.

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.

Good listener and suggestions for our going care

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

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.

I don't feel that the patient's wellness is the focus [...]

[...] 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.

Didn't look at x-rays. [...]

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.

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.

Dr. Emsminger listens carefully. She is very knowledgable about current medical standards and practices.

I feel extremely comfortable with my doctor and the staff.

I always ask her to talk to me as a person not a doctor so I might understand

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.