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

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 (212 Ratings, 61 Comments)

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03/27/2015
I see Dr. Turner for two different skin conditions, both of which are well managed by her excellent care.
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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. [...]
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100

03/10/2015
Very thorough and informative. Office is efficient.
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70

03/04/2015
feel like the medical profession in general is out of touch with my medical needs
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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.
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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.
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90

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

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

02/07/2015
The nurse that records my medications leaves something to be desired.
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100

02/02/2015
Great care!
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01/26/2015
I am VERY impressed with Dr. Turner!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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90

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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10/30/2014
easy to talk to, personable
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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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08/27/2014
Dr. Turner is friendly, efficient and good at her job.
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90

08/27/2014
[...] My experience on this visit, AS ALWAYS, was excellent.
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08/25/2014
attentive and caring
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08/23/2014
Excellent provider. Very knowledgeable and worked hard to meet my needs while sticking to her schedule.
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08/19/2014
prompt attention
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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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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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07/20/2014
Dr. Turner has provided excellent care.
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07/20/2014
She's the best!
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06/23/2014
Excellent!
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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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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.
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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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05/28/2014
Dr. Turner is excellent.
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05/25/2014
Had to wait 3 weeks to get an appointment which concerned me, received excellent care from staff and DR.Turner.
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05/25/2014
all my experiences have been outstanding
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05/18/2014
Dr. Turner is an excellent dermatologist! She is always on time for my appointments, is friendly, genuinely concerned about me and my health, thorough, and professional!
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100

05/11/2014
First time I saw this care provider and she was very friendly and knowledgable
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50

04/17/2014
Dr. Turner spends a lot of time talking about herself and her issues. I have been to her for several bi-annual skin checks, and this time it was so very brief, not thorough. I was disappointed and am considering leaving her practice. Additionally, I sent my daughter to her and she was very dissatisfied with Dr. Turner. I feel as if she doesn't check your history prior to seeing you and appointments are rushed, yet she charges a lot for appointments. In addition to my standard check ups, I saw her for laser on my leg veins. Several where large and she should of referred me to a specialist earlier instead of wasting my money. I have recently seen a vein expert and he said that I should have been referred earlier and that the treatments wouldn't of helped. I was frustrated that I wasted time and money on something she couldn't have resolved.
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100

04/16/2014
all great.
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04/15/2014
Dr. Turner is an efficient and thorough Doctor. I highly recommend her.
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