Biography & Education

Biography

Lisa Turner, M.D., completed her medical degree at the University of Chicago, and stayed there to complete her residency in dermatology. Following her residency, she practiced in Chicago for three years as part of a multi-specialty group affiliated with Northwestern University Hospitals.

Dr. Turner’s philosophy is that when it comes to patient care, no concern is too small. She feels that as a dermatologist, she can do much to improve the quality of life for her patients. “It’s really rewarding to see patients who are happy because their skin is improved,” she says.

Outside of the office, Dr. Turner enjoys spending time with her husband, Craig Turner, M.D., a urologist, and their daughters, Kate and Jamie. Her favorite activities include running, skiing and dancing. 

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
University of Chicago
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-8999
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

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.

4.6 out of 5 (234 Ratings, 67 Comments)

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07/28/2016
She spent no more than 10 minutes to do a follow up scan. On my original visit she told me that the little bumps on my chest were pre cancerous and had me use a cream on them. never mentioned this on follow up visits. At another visit she burned off [...] warts and never followed up on this either. She also likes to use the freezer procedures which didn't work very well. I will be seeking out a new dermatologist?
100

07/27/2016
have nothing bad to say about Dr turner. Great provider
100

07/27/2016
Dr Turner is always cordial and remembers enough of my personal information even when your computers are down to make me feel comfortable with her, her diaganosis and professional competence.
100

07/19/2016
I have been seeing Dr. Turner for 10 years. she is an excellent Doctor!
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07/18/2016
Dr Turner is excellent!
100

07/18/2016
Dr Turner is fantastic. Her staff is where we have problems. getting prescriptions refilled is always a problem. I have learned to allow at least a week in order to not run out of medication.
100

07/11/2016
she knows what she is doing and would be a great sales lady she is booked out and hard to get in to see rushed tho
60

07/05/2016
I felt rushed; she did not seem interested in what I had to say in response to a new diagnosis. I realize that PMG physicians are on a timetable and they have more patients scheduled per hour than what they should, but handing a patient a prescription and seeing them out the door is not the answer to good healthcare.
100

06/26/2016
Always great service.
100

06/21/2016
I made an an appointment with a few skin concerns and she offered a total body check up and treatment.
100

06/19/2016
LISA TURNER ALWAYS GIVES EXCELLENT SERVICE AND ADVICE ON ANY AND ALL PROBLEMS I MAY HAVE ON MY CARE UNDER HER EXPERTISE.
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06/19/2016
LISA TURNER IS AN EXCELLENT DOCTOR WHOM I HAVE COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN, SHE IS QUICK, VERY KNOWLEDGABLE, AND HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY.
100

06/01/2016
love dr turner
100

06/01/2016
she knows what she is doing, and never over medicates. believes less is better.
40

05/22/2016
The doctor was very rushed and I felt like I was just another box she was checking from her day. I was apprehensive about coming to a dermatologist and while she did a great job, she didn't help ease my anxiety. I felt nervous about the whole procedure because my doctor didn't really put me at ease.
100

05/18/2016
Very good services.
100

05/10/2016
Dr. Turner the best highly knowledgeable, care given is exceptional - a credit to Providence Health Care and her profession.
30

05/03/2016
The doctor I hardly got to talk to, she spent 15 min. with me an dthat was it, I had a lot of questions since I have had tjhis problem for a long time......I was told they spend only 15 min. with patients. [...] no I would never go here again. [...] So disappointed with her and soem of the others that do not even take time to say Hi my name is such and such, welcome or whatever.......I felt like a number is all. [...]
100

04/25/2016
Dr. Turner is very professional and thorough. She is interested in me as a person and works hard to keep me healthy.
100

04/15/2016
The referral was easy. Getting an appointment took over 6 weeks, which is unreasonable. [...]
80

04/12/2016
Front receptionist was polite yet unable to schedule an apt for my college aged daughter within the next 4 months with Dr. Turner because she had already seen another derm in this practice, which was over 4 years ago if not longer. [...] Dr. Turner was friendly yet spoke WAY TOO FAST and the examination went very fast as well. Definitely felt like this was a RUSHED appt. Disappointing for a first time new patient establishing a baseline with a new doctor. As long as I do not have major dermatology needs, this style is fine. Should I require more in depth support, then I will address that when necessary.
100

04/10/2016
Dr. Lisa Turner is an exemplary example of what a physician should strive to be.
90

03/24/2016
Dr Turner is always pleasant and professional and appears very knowledgable
100

03/22/2016
Dr. Turner is an excellent dermatologist!
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03/20/2016
In general, the amount of time allotted to each patient seems to be too short. I feel sometimes the doctor is rushed for time because maybe a patient before me came late or whatever the problem I cannot say. It seemed Lisa has to talk so fast. Seems very stressful for the doctor to get everyone in.
100

03/20/2016
She's the best!
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03/15/2016
Dr Lisa Turner is wonderful and very professional. I know I'm in good hands with her.
100

03/14/2016
Dr. Turner is the best!
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03/13/2016
Easy to hear each person. Didn't have to wait long before going back to room and Dr. coming in for exam. Dr. explained what was going to happen before taking biopsy.
100

03/08/2016
Love care by dr turner.
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02/23/2016
The receptionist was not very personable.
100

02/11/2016
Love my doctors
100

02/08/2016
Dr Turner is efficient and caring at the same time. She does not waste time and in fact she saw me slightly ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend her.
100

02/02/2016
Dr. Turner is so efficient and competent- she works quickly because she is so good and I really appreciate it.
80

01/31/2016
Poor nurses asst
100

01/31/2016
It was a very good visit and I would refer friends to add Dr.Turner
50

01/26/2016
I would like to see the provider spend more time doing a skin check body scan. [...]
100

01/17/2016
Dr Turner is a good doctor.
90

01/13/2016
Dr. Turner is so swift, but she catches spots I did not know were there.
100

01/10/2016
I like Dr Turner, she is always very professional and has a positive response to my humor.
100

01/06/2016
Lisa was clear and concise in her explanation of what needed to be done and how to accomplish it. She was good-humored and efficient but I never felt rushed or overridden when I had questions. Love her!
100

01/05/2016
I have been going to Dr Turner every 6 month for skin check ups and I'm very pleased with her and her staff/
50

01/03/2016
Except for my very first appointment-- Dr. Lisa Turner has always rushed me through the appointment. Feel like she is cramming in patients. My last appointment from me being called, put in room, changed for the checkup, her checking me, giving me a prescription and leaving me --was less than 15 minutes. I don't feel like I am being genuinely cared for. I will not being going back to her.
100

12/29/2015
Dr. Turner has always provided me with excellent care.
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12/29/2015
quite good. happy
100

12/24/2015
Excellent system for obtaining referrals, seamless contact with my primary care doctor, and appropriate care for my specific needs.
80

11/24/2015
Lisa is a great dermatologist. She talks very fast and moves very fast. While I love her efficiency, sometimes it feels so hurried that I feel I ma being rushed so she can get to her next appointment. [...]
100

11/17/2015
I love Dr. Turner!
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11/12/2015
Dr Turner does a good job explaning everything
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11/10/2015
She answered all my questions.
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11/10/2015
I didn't have to wait, didn't feel rushed and Dr. Turner answered my questions.
100

11/07/2015
Dr. Turner is very knowledgeable, thorough and caring. She appears to be outgoing and is very easy to talk to.
 

11/06/2015
always on time and always has lots of good information for me.
100

11/04/2015
Dr Turner is very friendly, efficient and wastes no time in her assessment of my condition and subsequent action to deal with the condition. I highly respect her knowledge of my problems and would refer her to anyone in a minute.
 

11/03/2015
Dr Turner was fast and efficient. I arrived early and I was seen early! This has never happened before. She explained options and potential issues
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10/27/2015
great people skills. makes you feel like your an old friend. very confortable feeling
100

10/27/2015
Very caring, business like, efficient.
100

10/21/2015
I continue with Dr. Turner because, she is a professional, does her job efficiently, listens to what I have to say, concentrates on my health concerns. Dr. Turner is a compassionate knowledgeable doctor.
100

10/20/2015
Friendly, pleasant, efficient, precise, understanding, kind
100

10/20/2015
Dr. Turner was very helpful in explaining the procedure to me....I think she is an excellent physician and a very busy one, altho' I never felt rushed.
80

10/12/2015
Aside from Dr. Turner seeming like she was in a hurry, the appointment was fine.
90

10/06/2015
I think 15 minutes is not enough time [...] to see a dermatologist. [...]
100

09/27/2015
All was good no negatives
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09/27/2015
I think this provider is one of the best doctor's I have ever had
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09/23/2015
Friendly and high energy Dr. Dr Turner was easy to talk to, she listened and was very attentive and responsive. I was lucky that my wife was a patient, allowing me an earlier appointment than otherwise would have been possible.
100

09/18/2015
There is a trust between the Doctor and patient, and I feel very comfortable with her.
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09/15/2015
The care provider was great, but I can't believe that it takes 3 months to get in as a new patient. I didn't have an urgent issue, but if I did (skin cancer?) then I would have been very upset.