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.

4.8 out of 5 (56 Ratings, 21 Comments)


she listens to me & explains things were I can understand

Very warm, friendly and compassionate as well as competent. She listened and discussed the medical issue and had a reasonable care option.

Provider took the time to listen.

my care through providence has been exceptional.

I have had nothing but the best care with Shanelle O'Dell. It's when she is not there and Dr. [...] or [...] try to follow up, and are not in tune with my health, because I see Shanelle for everything, I feel more comfortable with her and she knows alot about me and my health. I think it starts at the front end when I call, and the health secretaries have to message the providers. What I tell them on the phone sometimes is not correct because of all the back and forth messaging. If one person can follow up with the message instead of 2-3 dofferent health secretaries, then the accurate patient information will get to the correct person.

[...] I would never go anywhere else.

caring, patient, friendly, knowledgeable

The entire care team at Providence Gresham is courteous, respectful & helpful.

Shanelle is a fabulous provider. I drive quite a distance just so that I can keep seeing her (I saw her prior to her joining Providence).

Health care is a balance of humanity and science. The more tests and machines are used in the examination process the less humanity is involved. This health care provider (O'dell) adds depth to the side of humanity. She listens well and communicates with me. She is my personal connection to this program. I'm happy to have her as my provider.

She was very kind & listened to me & took care of my problems

She is an excellent professional, very knowledgable and outstanding customer service. She explains my questions in an way that I can understand. Congratulations for having such an excellent professional.

Shanelle O'Dell is a very patient, and caring provider. Willing to listen to your questions and concerns. Most important she is willing to have me part of the discussion on a plan for my health care regarding my type 2 diabetes and work that plan, even if it includes alternative medicine. I respect that more than you know.

This was my first visit with this provider; it was a very positive experience.

Shanelle Deann O'Dell put me at ease about my problem. She was very knowledgeable and understanding. Great follow up by her staff.

Shanelle always takes time to listen.

She was present & understanding, without coming off fake or too busy. That was nice.

My care provider Shanelle is the only provider I will see because she actually takes the time to listen. She shows that she genuinely cares. She is always knowledgeable about anything that is asked and she takes the time with me to help me.

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.

Shanelle is by far the most outstanding medical provider.. she always listens to understand.

She was very nice and answered all my questions. [...]