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
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 (188 Ratings, 53 Comments)

100

06/25/2015
A long time patient and one who appreciates prompt attention and brief understandable explanation of medical problems.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

06/24/2015
I always feel like the doctor is in a big hurry and has more important patients or things to do.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/16/2015
Is very thorough and provides easy to follow explanations
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/10/2015
PRR's not warm - for a while I came in three times/week and was treated as a complete stranger each time. Wish Dr. Turner was a little less rushed - she's very efficient but I don't feel encouraged to complete my questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/02/2015
She seems to be very thorough as is very skilled and fast.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/27/2015
I liked the office and the Doctor very much, I had to make the appointment weeks in advance, Dr. Turner was very efficient and helpful but very quick and in too much of a hurry.
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05/17/2015
She was friendly, attentive, and caring. I value kindness in a doctor, and she displayed that to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/13/2015
I've never had any problems with Dr. Turner. She's a good doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/04/2015
Was pleased with the speed of which I got the results of the biopsy and which doctor to call for the surgery and that doctor was excellent too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

04/30/2015
The provider was in a hurry. I had more questions about my skin problems, but she was rushing somewhere else maybe because the appointment was scheduled for only 15 min. I don't think it is enough for the first consultation. Though my provider didn't answer on more questions,I satisfied with the medicine she recommended. They are working.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/07/2015
I think that Dr. Turner and everyone in the office are the best.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/27/2015
I see Dr. Turner for two different skin conditions, both of which are well managed by her excellent care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

03/19/2015
The referral process sometimes is daunting - not Dr Turner's fault. Getting in to see specialists often takes too long of a time. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/10/2015
Very thorough and informative. Office is efficient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

03/04/2015
feel like the medical profession in general is out of touch with my medical needs
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03/04/2015
Very thorough and pleasant
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

03/01/2015
Dr. Turner is wonderful as is her staff. My only concern is that there is a long wait time from the time I call in until she is available so I book my appointments a year in advance.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/17/2015
Dr. Turner and the staff I worked with were pleasant, thoughtful, informative, positive, engaging, and helpful. My questions were answered thoroughly and a future appt was made easily.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/17/2015
Dr. Turner is friendly but stays on task and does a thorough exam for skin lesions
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

02/15/2015
Dr. Turner is very pleasant, and hopefully very competent, but she seems to always "be in a hurry".
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

02/07/2015
The nurse that records my medications leaves something to be desired.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/02/2015
Great care!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/26/2015
I am VERY impressed with Dr. Turner!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/22/2015
Dr. Turner and her staff are incredible. I have sent several people to her and all have been as happy with her as I have been over the years.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/20/2015
Dr. Turner is an excellent dermatologist, and provides compassionate care for my husband [...] who has stage 5 Alzheimers. I greatly appreciate her understanding attitude.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/14/2015
She is very competent and clearly knowledgeable, but she sped through the exam, so that I wasn't sure she really was checking my moles.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/12/2015
Dr Turner was instrumental with helping me when dignosed with melnoma. Arranged for a surgeon, within days I was taken care of. I would highly recommend her.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/09/2015
I phoned the day after Christmas (a Friday) for an urgent dermatological issue & was told that a doctor on call would phone me, but no-one did. my doctor's office phoned me on Monday & scheduled an appointment on Tuesday, but it was a fairly miserable weekend. I would not have phoned that day unless I had a serious concern; not getting a call from the doctor who should have been *on call* was unacceptable.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/06/2015
Dr. Lisa Turner is one of the best physicians I have ever had. She has impeccable manners, gentleness, shows kindness and is exceptionally skilled. She is a plethora of information (yes, that is correct grammar) and is a good problem solver. She makes me feel confident in the medical world.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/21/2014
Dermatologist Turner thorough and communicative. Primary care not so effecient or helpful lately. And referral system very frustrating [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

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

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

12/01/2014
I've had a very good experience with Dr Turmer
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11/26/2014
DR. Turner was very thorough , pleasant and explained everything to me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/23/2014
Some times there isn't enough time scheduled for a procedure.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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!
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/18/2014
I felt that she seemed rushed during our visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

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

11/09/2014
thorough, efficient, friendly
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/04/2014
Great service except that it takes so long to get an appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/30/2014
easy to talk to, personable
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2014
very pleasant experience
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

10/05/2014
The Doctor was rushed during both visits
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/27/2014
Dr. Turner is friendly, efficient and good at her job.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/27/2014
[...] My experience on this visit, AS ALWAYS, was excellent.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

08/19/2014
prompt attention
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