Shikha Arun

Shikha Arun, MD

Primary Care

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Interpreters Available
  • Gender: Female


My philosophy is to care for my patients just as I would for my friends and family," says Shikha Arun, M.D.

"To do that,spending time with my patients to establish trust and understand their needs is important."

Dr. Arun believes in practicing evidence-based medicine and sees herself as an educator and coach of sorts, helping her patients get and understand all the information they need to make well-informed health care decisions in the complex healthcare environment of today. She fully appreciates the importance of good communication, especially when one is at their most vulnerable.

"My goal is to remain current with the science while being thorough, diligent, and deeply emphatic to my patient's needs."

Dr. Arun believes it is important to have a balanced life. "I love medicine and I love my outside interests as well," she says. Those interests include spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, reading fiction, going to the movies, and international travel, enjoying different cultures. She recently started learning to play the piano, and is enjoying learning how to learn.

Dr. Arun earned her medical degree at King Georges Medical College in India. She completed her internship as well as residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and has been a part of the Portland medical community for over 15 years. Her clinical interests include diabetes, endocrine, heart disease, immigrant medical issues and gender transition issues. Dr. Arun speaks English and Hindi.

Education and Certification

  • Medical School: King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India.
  • Residency: Providence St. Vincent Medical
  • Internship: Civil Hospital, Lucknow India
  • Internship: Providence St. Vincent Medical

Personal Interests

Spending time with Family and Friends, Music, Reading, Watching Movies, International Travel, Playing the Piano

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Medical Group - Forest Heights

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Medical Group - Forest Heights
    • 2127 NW Miller Road
    • Portland, OR, 97229
    • Phone: 503 415-4060

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • 1015 NW 22nd Ave.
    • Portland, OR, 97210
    • Phone: 503-413-7711
    • Toll-Free: 1-800-733-9959