Biography & Education


In her practice as a physician assistant, Shanelle O'Dell emphasizes trust, honesty, communication and team work with her patients. "My most important role is that of an educator," she says. "I like to teach my patients about prevention, their health conditions and how they can live a healthy lifestyle. My philosophy of care is team based. I expect patients to be as involved in their health care as I am."

Shanelle knew at the age of 6 that medicine was where she belonged. She was fascinated with the body and how it works. Shanelle chose family medicine so she could care for patients through all stages of life.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Carroll College in Helena, Mont., she completed her Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. Shanelle is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

She was born and raised in Portland. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two Boston terriers.


Bachelor of Arts, Biology: Carroll College, Helena, Mont.
Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies: Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.

Shanelle is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

  • English

Care Locations

440 NW Division Street
Gresham , OR 97030
Fax 503-215-9525
Affiliated Facilities


Board Certifications
  • Physician assistant
Services Provided


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.

4.7 out of 5 (45 Ratings, 13 Comments)


This was the first time I was seen by this provider and she was wonderful. I hope that I will see her again in the future. Knowledgeable, encouraging and took her time with me. Highly recommend her.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Shanelle is by far the most outstanding medical provider.. she always listens to understand.
Providence Health & Services Patient

She was very nice and answered all my questions. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

I think it is very wrong to weigh people at the desk and take temperature and O2 level. This is very embarrassing and also an invasion of my privacy. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient

She was very knowledgeable and personable.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Our family loves Shanelle and followed her from her previous practice to here. And would do it again in a heartbeat.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Explanations were easily understood and complete. She took the time to respond to all of my concerns.
Providence Health & Services Patient

The doctor's service is excellent, I think that she is interested in what you feel, in general she is an excellent human being.
Providence Health & Services Patient

She was willing to take the time to talk about my questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient

great no problems
Providence Health & Services Patient

I ask alot of questions about my illnesses and test, etc. I don't think the MA's should be giving out the information as they cannot always answer my questions. In the past at other providers I've had, the RN would call with results and were able to answer my questions and concerns without having to message doctor or provider. I have also been given the wrong information on some test results in the past from this clinic. Shanelle has been very thourough and understanding. I like her as my provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Shanelle [...] is an excellent choice for me. She explains everything in terms that I can understand. She really cares about her patients. I am so lucky to have found her!
Providence Health & Services Patient

She is an incredibly good listener, answers all my questions so I understand, never rushes me, and is very sensitive to all my needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient