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 (35 Ratings, 9 Comments)


Shanelle always takes time to listen.
Providence Health & Services Patient

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

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient

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