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.

Areas of Expertise

Dermatology

Education
University of Chicago
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-8980
Fax 503-216-8999
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.7 out of 5 (194 Ratings, 43 Comments)

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12/21/2014
Dermatologist Turner thorough and communicative. Primary care not so effecient or helpful lately. And referral system very frustrating but that in no way reflects on DrTurner office. Providence took nearly 3 weeks tp approve one referral and too long on others.
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90

12/21/2014
I like my doctor, but would like more time to discuss things. I feel rushed.
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100

12/09/2014
My husband and I have been seeing Dr. Turner for ten years and have always had excellent care from her and her staff.
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100

12/09/2014
I really like Dr. Turner but it is very difficult to schedule an appointment with her. That would be my only reason for not recommending her.
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80

12/02/2014
Getting an appointment with a specialist takes three months and that is a really long time to have to wait. If they can work on their availability, then the entire experience would be great.
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100

12/02/2014
multiple dermatologists didn't solve the problem and Dr. Turner did in less than 1 week! Rocking!
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100

12/01/2014
I've had a very good experience with Dr Turmer
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90

11/23/2014
Some times there isn't enough time scheduled for a procedure.
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100

11/23/2014
I love Dr. Turner! I have several specialists and she's one of them. I only see Dr. Turner once a year but always look forward to my yearly visit with her!
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80

11/18/2014
I felt that she seemed rushed during our visit.
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50

11/11/2014
Doctor was very rushed and did not seem concerned about me as an individual person.
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100

11/09/2014
thorough, efficient, friendly
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90

11/04/2014
Great service except that it takes so long to get an appointment.
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90

10/30/2014
easy to talk to, personable
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100

10/26/2014
very pleasant experience
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90

10/12/2014
sometimes she talks too much-it's all good, usually about skin cancers etc. but the last two yrs I didn't have time to ask questions about a couple of things on my skin Other than that, she's a great Dr.
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40

10/05/2014
The Doctor was rushed during both visits
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70

09/24/2014
Dr Turner seemed very nice, but very fast with her exam. I didn't feel like my concerns were of concern to her (in the way like I was maybe worried when I shouldn't be) but I couldn't tell if she was listening to my exact questions. Some things she brushed over that I think she didn't think were a big deal but I was left not totally convinced that I shouldn't get a 2nd opinion. I still thought she was very personable and very nice, and overall seemed to know what she was talking about and provided some good information on one of my bigger issues.
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100

08/27/2014
Dr. Turner is friendly, efficient and good at her job.
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100

08/25/2014
attentive and caring
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100

08/23/2014
Excellent provider. Very knowledgeable and worked hard to meet my needs while sticking to her schedule.
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90

08/19/2014
prompt attention
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100

08/12/2014
Seeing Dr. Lisa Turner is always a positive experience for me - I really like her, and she's very responsive to my needs re. the superficial skin cancers which I get.
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70

08/10/2014
I have seen this dermatology provider every 6 months plus extra visits for procedures for 5+ years. Every single visit she asks if I have a family history of skin cancer. Every single visit I say yes, my brother died of melanoma and yes, all of my immediate family have an extensive history of basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Although I know she is an excellent and skilled dermatologist, it seems that she is more concerned with getting in and out of the exam room in under 10 minutes than she is with my care.
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100

08/05/2014
My office visits with Dr. Turner are always fantastic. She is amazing and I trust her completely.
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100

07/24/2014
She clearly explained what I had and the proceed to treat me. She seemed happy, friendly and enjoyed her job. I definitely will see her again if I need to see dermatologist.
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100

07/23/2014
I always come away feeling I received good care from Dr Turner. I also am very satisfied with the people at the front desk. They are kind and try to help meeting my care needs.
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70

07/21/2014
The provider seemed very rushed and although my questions were answered I felt a sense of urgency to let her out of the room so she can move onto the next patient.
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100

07/20/2014
Dr. Turner has provided excellent care.
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100

06/23/2014
Excellent!
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100

06/22/2014
very thorough
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90

06/22/2014
I thought Dr. Turner was great. She listened, she gave me new information, she educated me, and I felt that she genuinely cares.
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100

06/10/2014
LISA TURNER IS BEYOND AN EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN. SHE IS VERY THOROUGH AND HAS AN EXCELLENT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE OF HER CHOSEN PROFESSION. SHE IS VERY CONSIDERATE AND KIND TO HER PATIENTS.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

06/01/2014
As she was examining my skin, she moved the hospital gown all around and off of me, which was fine. She then asked me to sit up and I thought she might be examining something else, but it became evident we were done with the exam and I was left sitting in my bra and underwear as we completed our conversation. That felt incredibly uncomfortable to be speaking with her while dressed like that. It would have been nice if she had covered me up or said the exam is over so that I could put the gown back on. The appointment also felt rather rushed as she spoke quickly, checked quickly and left quickly.
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100

04/16/2014
all great.
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100

04/15/2014
Dr. Turner is an efficient and thorough Doctor. I highly recommend her.
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50

04/09/2014
came there to have a procedure done. dr was more interested in ending the appt than starting it. interrupted by staff twice. was punted to another specialist rather than trying anything there. went home and did the procedure myself. shouldn't have had to.
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100

04/06/2014
This is my skin Dr. and I have had many skin cancers removed. I have a standing appointment every six months.
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100

03/31/2014
Dr Turner is compassionate beyond measure!
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100

03/24/2014
My experiences have always been excellent.
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100

03/19/2014
Dr. Lisa Turner is an exceedingly knowledgeable and competent physician. She is also very human and personable, and always puts me at ease during examinations. I believe Dr. Turner to be a model of modern medicine and a vibrant credit to the Providence Health Care System.
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100

03/12/2014
Dr Turner was very informative and gave me all of my options. She listened to me when I brought up a new concern and was able to take care of it right away.
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100

02/28/2014
Dr. Turner is efficient, caring. informative and I trust her with her with her diagnosis. When in doubt, I like that she double checks and runs a test.
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