Shannon M. Deschenes, D.O.

Shannon M. Deschenes, D.O.

Shannon M. Deschenes, D.O., joined DFD Russell Medical Center in March, 2011. Dr. Deschenes has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1998. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at California State University, Chico where she graduated with honors. She concurrently worked for the Women’s Health Specialists organization for years as a women’s health care worker. She educated women on anatomy, physiology and family planning.  Dr. Deschenes attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine where she received the National Osteopathic Women Physicians Association Senior Scholastic Achievement Award. She was also honored by the academic staff as “the physician they would most like to have as their own”.   She received her residency certification in Family Medicine in 1997 at Central Maine Medical Center’s Family Practice residency program.  Dr. Deschenes practiced at Lisbon Family Practice after completion of her residency and has practiced with CMMC at their Mechanic Falls and subsequent Lewiston locations.  She is on the Board of Directors of the Maine Osteopathic Association and enjoys teaching. Dr. Deschenes currently resides in Lewiston with her husband Paul and their daughter Olivia and multiple pets.  She enjoys gardening, traveling and cultural exploration as well as music and language. Dr. Deschenes has earned a very loyal patient following by taking the time to genuinely listen to her patients’ concerns.