Shannon Anderson M.P.A.S., PA-C

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Faculty profile

Assistant Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (153 Ratings, 47 Comments)


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Urgent Care

Special focus on

  • Parkinson's and Movement Disorders


  • B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill Massachusetts 2005
  • M.P.A.S., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2010
  • Certifications:

    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2010


Shannon is a physician assistant in the Parkinson Center of Oregon primarily seeing movement disorder patients. She is the Deep Brain Stimulation program clinical coordinator and runs the Newly Diagnosed Workshop for patients with Parkinson's disease. She is a part time faculty member at the OHSU Physician Assistant school teaching first year PA students during the didactic year, and precepting second year PA students during their clinical rotations. She joined the Department of Emergency Medicine as faculty in 2017 as an Advanced Practice Provider in the Virtual Visits Urgent Care Program. Special interests include Neurology, Movement Disorders, PA Education, Urgent Care and Telemedicine. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. 


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Movement Disorders Society
  • American Academy of Neurology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (153 Ratings, 47 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 16, 2019

    I felt I was the center of attention and could take time to discuss the issue i am facing

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Shannon has good foresight about what needs to be done.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    Ms. Anderson is a wonderful professional. i always feel that she listens to what I have to say and gives thoughtful feedback . She is very knowledgeable about treatment for Parkinson’s and I have great trust and confidence in her ability to advise me. 

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr. Shannon Anderson is a wonderful physician's assistant and has helped me tremendously to greatly appreciate her work.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    It was such a relief to work with Shannon and she was so friendly and amazing to get my life back to a great place!!

  • Jul 06, 2019

    My experience with OHSU could not have been better!! I loved Shannon Anderson. I have Parkinson?s and she did not give me false hope but lots of encouragement! She took time with me and was good at explaining things! Thank you for allowing me to see her!!

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Pc Anderson was fantastic. She asked so many guestions about how I was doing. She was genuinely interested in me and not just about getting me in and out of the office. She was excellent.

  • May 29, 2019

    Listnens very well, outstanding communicator. Very focused on the patient an it shows in producing a good outcome. Mixes technical programming with the human need.

  • May 25, 2019

    I really like Shannon she did a great job. She's always smiling and and positive attitude and we sit down and talk and she's just always always installs confidence in that's the reason.

  • May 21, 2019

    She is thoughtful, caring, and believes what is best for her patients because she listens. She is a problem solver and helps both the patient and the care partner. She is excellent!!!

  • May 14, 2019

    Friendly, competent, a great listener. Very professional

  • Apr 26, 2019

    This I really appreciate Shannon (INAUDIBLE), of (INAUDIBLE) Parkinson's and she does an outstanding medical person, I mean she is the best. I recommend her and your (INAUDIBLE) just wonderful.

  • Apr 25, 2019

    Very helpful and knowledgeable. Great experience!!

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Very professional. Great communication skills. Very good outcome during first visit.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    I had a very productive meeting with Dr. Anderson, she reassured me on issues I was concerned about.

  • Mar 29, 2019

    She was confident, knowlegeaBlessed and pleasant to talk with with a great bedside manor.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    very amiable and explains topics well

  • Mar 24, 2019

    She is an expert at DBS programming. As well as an expert at imparting knowledge about this complicated DBS system. Shannon has made such a difference since my life since neurology surgery. Her ongoing help through the My Chart system has been an amazing support in between visits.

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  • Mar 11, 2019

    Shannon Anderson is absolutely wonderful. If she takes as much time as you need answers, all of your questions is kind is honest and I just cannot complimented too much. She is just fantastic.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    I especially appreciated it. It was such a cold and snowy and icy day, Stand had actually called to check since we came from Salem to see if we're going to make it and we did on time as a terrific visit with her. Thank you.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    Shannon is fantastic, she's just the best, I don't know what to say other than I would not want to go see anybody but Shannon. Thank you.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Shannon is always professional, friendly, and very attentive. She listens, asks relevant, thoughtful questions that show she understands my issues. She is very good at her job!

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Excellent service and support! Shannon is detailed oriented and has the latest information on the newest procedures.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    She's wonderful. She knows all her stuff and she makes you feel like family.

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Yes, this is [Name] and just a little feedback Shannon Anderson. She's great. I see her once a year and I've seen her for several years and she's great. She's very thorough. She asks great questions. She had some specific problems and specific issues this time. * asked me a lot of questions and then helped give me some suggestions and ideas and her notes to me, or that I take home with me, are really.....will really help me a lot. So anyway, I really appreciate her and I appreciate all of what you all do over there. * Thank you so much. Bye bye.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    Shannon Anderson is a wonderful provider.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    She was wonderful, on top of the topic. I like her very much.

  • Nov 25, 2018

    Shannon is the best with DBS programming--listening, adjusting, explaining.

  • Nov 22, 2018

    Excellent care delivered in a timely fashion

  • Nov 08, 2018

    Shannon Is very accountable to be with, very professional and knowledgeable.

  • Oct 14, 2018

    She exibits true caring.

  • Oct 08, 2018

    Ms Anderson gave me information about the battery life left in my genarator.

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Great listener. Affable person.

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Shannon Anderson always takes her time and is very thorough.

  • Sep 16, 2018

    I felt the service was superb: good organization, listening, empathy and responses to questions. I managed to leave without the summary . Please send a copy via email.

  • Sep 11, 2018

    Shannon Anderson is a wonderful teacher and is able to explain complex concepts, so they can be understood.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    My experience with Dr. Anderson was very good. I'd recommend her to anybody. Thank you.

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Shannon is efficient and effective, pleasant and professional. Very personable as well.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Dr. Anderson took lots of time with me. She explained things so I could understand what was happening with programming and went above and beyond answering my questions.

  • Aug 22, 2018

    She, for Shannon she has been one of the very few health care providers during my situation that has really listened to me and has cared very much and helped for my very custom situation and, and I've been able to count on and that's been critical for my getting through what I've been through, so I...I really have great admiration and respect and I care a lot about her from that perspective. That means a great deal to me, so I highly recommend her.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Hi, we haven't worked with Shannon for a while but we are so glad that she got involved in again. She was very helpful?just tremendously helpful and we would love to keep working with her. I hope it works out.

  • Aug 08, 2018

    she is outstanding at programming the dbs implant

  • Jul 18, 2018

    excellent in all respects - thorough history, exam, discussion of findings, recommendations. Easy rapport

  • Jul 17, 2018

    Excellent! Shannon is a wonderful clinician. She?s always professional and kind. She listens attentively and answers any questions thoroughly.

  • Jul 13, 2018

    She's outstanding. One of the best I've ever been to.

  • Jul 11, 2018

    Very clear explanation of the Medtronic DBS pulse generator.