Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Liz Stephens believes her most important role as a physician is to educate her patients, so they are empowered to make better health care decisions for themselves.

Dr. Stephens received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. She also completed a fellowship in endocrinology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Stephens has a special interest in treating diabetes, primarily Type 1.

Dr. Stephens was born in New York and is married with two children. In her free time, she enjoys singing and has been in a band and made a CD. She also enjoys cycling and bikes to work daily.
Areas of expertise

Endocrinology

Education

Medical school: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

5050 NE Hoyt St., Suite 540
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-7751
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Reviews

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.

4.9 out of 5 (77 Ratings, 26 Comments)

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07/27/2016
The computer was down, and a support staff interacted with me a lot. The doctor came in in the middle of my interactions with the support staff and I did not feel that things came to a closer. I needed to make some adjustments to my pump but that never happened because I think there were too many people in the room. Usually I received a typed summary of my appointment, but I didn't receive anything this time because the computers were down.
100

07/26/2016
EPIC was down during my visit, so there was no way to access my medical records. We worked with what was available, and we decided to start a new treatment option.
100

07/20/2016
Dr. Stephens is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, personable, caring. Everything you want in a doctor! She listens and provides real solutions to problems.
100

07/12/2016
Dr. Stephens is an excellent physician. She makes me feel special when I'm with her. She is very caring and sensitive to my needs.
100

05/18/2016
Dr Stevens is as good as it gets. I never was a patient of a doc who was more helpful and listened to my questions more. They do not get any better.
90

04/27/2016
this endocrinologist help adjust my insulin pump to better deal with my BG levels and it really helped
100

04/26/2016
Dr. Stephens is exceptional. I have [...] and she was referred to me by my primary care doctor Dr. [...]. I need an annual follow up yearly..had a question about my cholesterol and she worked out a plan that I follow up in a few months ..she did an analysis on my lipid panel numbers on the spot to advise me where I needed to be %wise after my next blood test [...]
100

04/18/2016
I have always had very positive results from our visits and find her to be caring, compassionate and understanding.
100

04/12/2016
Elizabeth Stephens is the best there is. I am intelligent and want to know some of the science behind medical suggestions/recommendations for me. Dr. Stephens explains in the depth I need to feel confident about those decisions. I truly feel "partnered" by her in my medical care. I recently have lost my primary provider [...], and Dr. Stephens recommended 3 people for me to meet/consider. She considered my personality and medical needs in making those recommendations. I was extremely grateful to have some direction in my search.
90

04/11/2016
[...] Dr. Stephens also listens, addresses questions, and is very attentive. [...]
100

03/15/2016
I love working with this provider and her team. My questions are always answered in a timely fashion, and if they need to do research on a question, they always contact me again when they find the answer. The give me clear instructions regarding my care and even let me know about research opportunities.
100

03/08/2016
She is wonderful - great listener, caring.
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Stephens is the greatest and so in the staff in her office.
100

03/01/2016
Dr. Stephens is great to work with and very knowledgeable I wouldn't see anyone else.
100

02/04/2016
Was in St Vincent for cardiac surgery. Elevated blood sugars [...]. Called Dr Stevens office who paged her she called back within very short time. Problem solved went home that afternoon. She is the Greatest thing since sliced bread.. I feel very fortunate to be one of her patients. [...]
100

01/24/2016
It is good.
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12/13/2015
It's all good!
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12/06/2015
Dr. Stephens is excellent. She is non-judgemental, patient and clear.
100

12/02/2015
She is amazing
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12/02/2015
She hung in with me during a challenging battle with my insurance.
100

11/24/2015
The clinic has saved my life 2 times. My doctor called me after hours to inform me about my condition and let me know I could call her anytime
100

11/08/2015
Elizabeth Stephens is remarkable. She is very busy but she takes all the time I need to talk about concerns . She also makes constructive suggestions that she thinks will benefit my health. I really appreciate the care she takes and gives. She's wonderful!
100

11/01/2015
Liz Stephens is the best doctor I have ever had.
100

11/01/2015
I love that Dr. Stephens works with an entire team of people to help her patients. When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes [...], I had so much support to help me learn about managing my [...] symptoms. There is always someone available to answer my questions, and they are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I am incredibly thankful that I was able to become one of their patients.
100

10/20/2015
Always treats me with respect. Always has productive information but does not talk down to me. I have been type 1 diabetic [...] and my control has been better since I have been a patent of Dr Stephens than any time in the past. I learn something new and helpful every visit. In fact I look forward to them. If you ask for a fault the only thing I can think of is how hard it was to get an appointment when I came from [...]. Once established always have 3month appointments like clock worth. She has changed my life.
100

09/23/2015
Dr. Stephens is always a pleasure to talk with about managing my diabetes, helpful in directing me to other support. I am grateful to have her as my endocronologist.