Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Lisa Turner believes 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.

Dr. Turner earned her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York and her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She also completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Chicago. Following her residency she practiced in Chicago for three years as part of a group affiliated with Northwestern University.

Outside the office, Dr. Turner enjoys spending time with her family.  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
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (286 Ratings, 65 Comments)

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09/28/2017
Care providers good [...]
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09/20/2017
Dr Turner is very efficient. I like the speed in which she is able to take care of my condition. She does listen and wants to make sure all my questions are answered. I find it reassuring to come to Dr. Turner since she knows my case so well and has helped reduce the danger of the pre-cancers.
100

09/13/2017
Dr Turner is a no nonsense Dermatologist. They got me in before going back in for hospitalized chemo which I really appreciated and did the full body exam and treated some areas of concern.
100

09/02/2017
I've already referred one friend to Dr. Turner and she is now a patient.
80

08/30/2017
Dr. Turner seemed more rushed than usual during the appointment, so the exam felt hurried at times.
100

08/23/2017
I was extremely pleased and impressed with Dr. Turner. It was my first visit with her and quite literally it was the best first appointment that I have ever had. She was friendly, knowledgable, efficient and caring.
100

08/14/2017
Excellent Dermatologist
90

08/10/2017
I had excellent care from Dr. Turner. I had to call her office after one week to get additional antibiotics and had questions about a possible infection. Her office staff were not that helpful. They were quick to get off of the phone.
100

08/10/2017
My old dermatologist retired. Dr Turner was recommended to my daughter and she was very happy with her. I went on her recommendation and I am very happy with her.
100

08/08/2017
all good
80

07/26/2017
Dr. Turner provided me with considerable information via email correspondence. I felt that she was very generous with her time!!
90

07/26/2017
Dr Turner could spend more time on skin exam
100

07/19/2017
Dr Turner was, as always, very helpful.
100

07/06/2017
My experience with Dr Turner has been great. I was not happy with the referral system with my PCP. Sent in for a referral well in advance and was never advised as to the status, I had to ask the receptionists if the referral was granted.
100

06/29/2017
Providers so busy they are unable to fully engage with patients - horrible!
100

06/26/2017
I have seen Dr. Turner for the last 10 years or more and have great trust in her abilities!
100

06/23/2017
This has been my Dermatology Clinic for years - EXCELLENT.
100

06/06/2017
It has always been good.
90

06/05/2017
I liked Dr Turner. In the brief appointment, I felt confident in her diagnosis and prescribed treatment.
100

05/31/2017
Dr. Turner was competent yet friendly - was quick, yet thorough - Excellent.
90

05/29/2017
very good
60

05/24/2017
Dr. Turner speaks so fast and I have a cochlear implant and have difficulty understanding some items. She moves at mach three and is high energy. I come every six months due to being on [...] and the risk of cancer. Things seem to move very fast and hope everything is OK.
90

05/24/2017
My only concern is the allotted time for appointments. Providers are knowledgeable and engaged, but seem rushed to get to next patient. That may result in less than optimal care.
100

05/17/2017
Dr Turner is the best !!!!
20

05/17/2017
I came in simply to have a dr tell me what was going on with the skin on my foot. The dr. stated it was a plantars wart and it needed to be removed. she made it sound as though it was crucial that it be removed and swiftly took out a scalpel and nitrogen. The dr did not even ask if I wanted her to do this and proceeded very quickly with the procedure. post appointment I have discovered that this is called cryotherapy and is considered surgery and not used my most drs as a first line of treatment. I also learned that multiple treatments are likely as these warts often come back. there was no mention of this by the dr or her staff. I also learned these warts often go away on their own and this was not even necessary. the wart was causing no pain or discomfort, I simply wanted it looked at because I didn't know what it was. This dr also threw several prescriptions at me for acne despite me saying I wasn't interested in medication and was primarily just there to have my foot looked at. she also spoke very quickly and payed little attention to what I said. I feel this provider conducted an procedure that was not wanted or needed and was preying on my lack of knowledge about skin problems. there is no way I will see her again or refer her to anyone. her behavior was completely unprofessional.
90

05/08/2017
I wish I were getting a lab report on the tissue removed from my leg. I forgot to ask.
90

04/19/2017
Did not appreciate the use of a "scribe" in the exam room. It was very uncomfortable to have an additional person in the exam room while conducting the exam.
100

04/17/2017
dr turner always stays on top of my medical concerns.efficient and thorough.
100

04/07/2017
Took time to listen.
10

03/28/2017
The provider Dr. Lisa Turner had not reviewed notes from the referring physician and incorrectly diagnosed me as a result. She talked over me, did not listen to my explanation of symptoms, repeatedly cut me off and interrupted. I would never recommend her to another person.
100

03/22/2017
great experience
100

03/21/2017
I am happy with HER
100

03/15/2017
always very courteous, great at listening and answering my questions.
60

03/15/2017
I was glad to have been there with my mom, she was not given time to realize what was going to happen and the procedure was painful for her. I describe the appointment as "whirlwind".
100

03/06/2017
Friendly. Efficient. Took time to answer questions.
100

02/28/2017
dr Turner has always been very professional and easy to understand. I have recommended her to many of my friends and associates.
80

02/28/2017
My only comment is that it took about 2 weeks for someone to call me about the results of the biopsy. That might have been how long it took to get the results-it seemed like longer than necessary.
100

02/24/2017
wish all providers were as prompt and efficient as dr turner
100

02/16/2017
Must schedule appointments months in advance.
90

02/15/2017
lisa was efficieant with her time, working quickly, answers questions and gives instructions clearly. She was thorough. I would recommend her for her professionalism and experience
100

02/09/2017
Ddr Turner is the BEST!!
100

02/08/2017
attentive, professional and kind
100

02/02/2017
Fast & efficient.
100

01/09/2017
Dr. Turner is VERY fast and does a great job!
100

12/23/2016
Very professional, well organized, efficient teamwork.
100

12/19/2016
She is an excellent doctor
100

12/16/2016
[...] She is a wonderful, careful and caring provider. She is so quick that sometimes I feel like she's rushed and wonder if I am getting the best care but she has never failed to do the right thing regarding my skin health. [...]
100

12/08/2016
Dr. Turner is fabulous, and I have referred her to many people in the past. I went in for a routine check, but also had 3 issues to cover that she addressed and answered.
100

12/07/2016
very knowledgeable in her profession.
100

12/07/2016
Dr.Turner is an excellent provider.
100

11/28/2016
Dr Lisa Turner is an outstanding dermatologist who has a way of making me feel my health is a priority to her
100

11/28/2016
excellent
90

11/22/2016
My daughters, husband and I have all been patients of Dr. Turner and she is a great Dr.
100

11/16/2016
good as usual
90

11/14/2016
The referral surgery date needed was way too long a time wait.
80

11/09/2016
Dr Turner is always on time. she bustles around and gets things done. very efficient
100

10/27/2016
I had requested a MY HEALTH account be set up and it was not..... Understood that that was to happen after the biopsy was done.
100

10/13/2016
Dr Turner is popular so I have to schedule out a bit for appts.
90

10/10/2016
In May 2016, I made an appointment at this care providers office - for December! That was the earliest available! Anyway, a cancellation occurred, and I was able to go in within an hour of them phoning me. It worked out really well.
100

10/03/2016
good relationship, seem to know me when I go into the office of the provider
80

10/03/2016
VERY INSUFFICIENT PARKING TO GET INTO APPOINTMENT ON TIME!
100

09/18/2016
Dr. Turner is always professional, personable, and thorough. I never feel rushed, but more so than any other physician I've been to my appointments are always on time.
100

09/12/2016
Dr. Turner is the best. She is super fast and effective and knows what the hell she is doing. All you have to do is tell her what is wrong and BOOM she is there to fix it [...]
100

09/06/2016
Excellent and helpful.
100

09/02/2016
i am happy with my provider