Michaelann Liss, DO

Specialist
My Specialties: Hematology, Board-certified; Oncology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, gynecologic cancers, Prostate Cancer, Genetics, Cancer, Cancer Treatment Protocols, Colon Cancer, GI Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Pancreatic Cancer, Pacemakers, Bladder Cancer, Anal Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Hematology, Rectal Cancer, Genetic Counseling
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    212 Ratings    119 Comments

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Legacy Cancer Institute – The Vancouver Clinic Building (on 87th)

700 NE 87th Avenue, Suite 360
Vancouver, WA 98664
360-896-7070

About Me:

Dr. Liss completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Lankenau Hospital. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Educational Background: •Hem/Onc Fellowship Lankenau Hospital Philadelphia, 2006 •Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000 •Masters in Physical Therapy, 1994 Dr. Liss’ specialty interests are breast cancer and lymphoma. With years of training and experience in clinical practice and cancer research, Dr. Liss believes in treating her patients as a whole person, addressing psychological and family issues as well as other variables. Dr. Liss is married, with three children. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and the outdoors.

Year I Started Practice: 2000
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     212 Ratings     119 Comments

Jun 18, 2019
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Dr Liss explained my illness in terms that a non-medical person could understand. She explained the course of my treatment and was patient with my questions.

Jun 18, 2019
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Appreciate the explanation of the pros and cons of various decisions we discussed. Never felt rushed. I would like to see the team wash hands more frequently though and maybe wipe off the temperature probe used on the forehead? I was not sure the MA took my temp correctly? Otherwise, great experience!

Jun 13, 2019
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Dr Liss is very attentive and has full knowledge of my condition. She has always fully answered all of my questions. Her manner and highly professional approach make me feel like I could get no better care anywhere else. in my view she is an excellent physician.

Jun 10, 2019
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Very friendly. A little off subject, in a good way. Check-up is just to see how I am feeling.

Jun 7, 2019
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I have seen Dr Liss on 3 occasions and will have follow-up appointments every three months for about two years. Dr Liss is extremely kind, intelligent, caring, and funny. She always explains everything in great detail, listens to my concerns, and offers encouraging words and support. I am very grateful to my PCP for referring me to Dr Liss!

Jun 4, 2019
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excellent caring service

Jun 3, 2019
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Dr. Liss is wonderful. I usually communicate with her by email on MyChart if I have any questions and I always get a quick response. she is very thorough and thoughtful. I highly recommend her for those being treated for cancer.

May 31, 2019
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Always excellent.

May 30, 2019
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She was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Had all relevant records at her fingertips

May 23, 2019
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I am so thankful that our son hooked us up with Dr. Liss, I love that lady.

May 21, 2019
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Dr. Liss and the group in the infusion clinic are all top notch.

May 16, 2019
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They are all ready to help & I can count on their treatment and kindness!

May 14, 2019
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Dr Liss always listens to me and follows up with tests to assure me or find the problem. she is very caring and compassionate!! She is AWESOME

May 14, 2019
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Dr. Liss always makes a patient feel that he/she is her sole concern. She cares about each patient 109% and goes the extra mile to give us every bit of information we want and need. I know several of her patients, and we all love her. She takes good care of us, mind, body and spirit.

May 13, 2019
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Dr. Liss is an excellent doctor/communicator. However when I entered the office I laid a complete, accurate and up-to-date list of my RX's and supplements. As I left the office Dr. Liss handed me a list, including those same items and it was not accurate. Included some I take and excluded others. The nurse corrected my chart.

May 10, 2019
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[details deleted to protect privacy] The doctor really did a great job explaining her condition and her options in a way she could understand, even though she probably could not relate any of the detail now. She still understood the explanation.

May 9, 2019
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Referred to Dr. Liss due to insitu carcinoma right breast & she was helpful, reassuring, encouraging.

May 7, 2019
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I feel very lucky to have Dr. Liss - she is very knowledgeable - listens - then explain what & why she thinks would be best - if I agree or disagree we discuss what we hope the outcome will be - I feel she is very concerned about peoples health.

Apr 29, 2019
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I love Dr. Liss. She is a great doctor.

Apr 26, 2019
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seems unusually long periods between taken to the exam room and seeing the doctor

Apr 18, 2019
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I had a very positive experience relating to my visit with Dr. Liss. She gave me information about my breast cancer. She didn't put any kind of a spin on my cancer, was very clear, and at the same time positive. When I left her office I felt like I'd just been with someone who cares. A lot!

Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Liss pays more attention and knows more about me than my primary care provider.

Apr 18, 2019
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Dr. Liss is an excellent doctor. I have always felt comfortable with her and trust her information.

Apr 16, 2019
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Usually do not make recommendations.

Apr 16, 2019
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Very friendly and informative. Great doctors appointment.

Apr 11, 2019
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Dr. Liss is kind and extremely knowledgeable about my case. She answered all of my questions and took the time needed to do so. I really appreciate her!

Apr 8, 2019
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Dr. Liss is always attentive, prepared & informative. She has a great attitude & is very thorough.

Mar 28, 2019
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My experience at this visit was excellent. I now feel comfortable with being served by this provider.

Mar 22, 2019
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Dr. Liss is my Oncologist, she always listens and answers any questions. I feel blessed to have had such a great doctors (Liss and Donovan) to help me through my cancer treatment! In regards to test results - We discuss when she will call about test results and when not to worry). I have also used My health to ask questions and she is always very responsive. Great staff, always so kind and cheerful.

Mar 22, 2019
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I want to clarify the answer regarding someone calling me with test results I marked Never. While no one called me, the tests are available through My Chart. I'm sure if there was something seriously concerning, I know I'd get a phone call too.

Mar 21, 2019
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Enjoy going to an office, where all of the people that work there, are so sweet and sincere!!

Mar 19, 2019
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Professional Dedicated-This provider is an exceptional physician. Recommended

Mar 14, 2019
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Dealing with cancer, you sometimes have fears, questions even after surgery, chemo, radiation is done. This is not something "all done" at the end of treatments. Dr. Liss is incredibly sensitive to this. She is a professional, easily to communicate with and understand what she explains to you. I feel very lucky that she is my oncologist. Everyone I have dealt with in the Vancouver Clinic 87th office of Legacy has made my journey easier. {name removed to protect privacy}

Mar 14, 2019
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Dr Liss is very knowledgeable about my health and cancer. She explains all of my options and what to expect in the future. I have complete faith in her diagnosis and treatment.

Mar 12, 2019
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You need a Margarita Machine for while I'm waiting on Chemo treatment. Just kidding, the staff was excellent.

Mar 12, 2019
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Dr Liss is always positive and helpful.

Mar 8, 2019
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she made me feel like she really cared about me and my future well being and wanted the best treatment for me concerning my breast cancer.

Mar 7, 2019
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Dr. Liss is always wonderful, I would recommend her to anyone needing an amazing oncologist.

Mar 5, 2019
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All of my experiences have been excellent! Have never had a complaint! Excellent care, always!

Feb 28, 2019
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Some one should have let me know Dr. Liss was running behind. She explained when she came into room.

Feb 22, 2019
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Everything was good.

Feb 19, 2019
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Dr Liss is very personable and thorough with her patients.

Feb 19, 2019
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Dr. Liss is amazing!

Feb 14, 2019
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Dr Liss is excellent and so is her team.

Feb 14, 2019
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I think Dr. Liss is an exceptional physician and you are fortunate that she is part of your organization.

Feb 12, 2019
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When dealing with cancer, you need an attentive, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, and concise doctor like Dr. Liss. I am trusting her with my life, and I'm confident that I'm receiving the best care available.

Feb 11, 2019
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Behind schedule over half an hour. (Past visits were on or close to the appointed time.)

Feb 7, 2019
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Dr. Liss has been very good at explaining each step of the treatment I'm receiving for cancer. I know what is going on and what to expect. She is excellent at listening to my concerns and addressing them. I feel very positive about my condition after each visit.

Feb 1, 2019
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Dr. Liss is very knowledgeable, personable, and caring.

Feb 1, 2019
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Dr. Liss is very compacionate and always answers our questions and concerns no matter how much time it takes

Jan 31, 2019
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Dr. Liss and her staff are always professional during my visits, this appointment was just before my chemotherapy treatment. Dr. Liss always reviews past treatment outcome and questions. On problems I might have before my treatment. Dr. Liss is the BEST I am so thankful I have her for my dr!!!

Jan 25, 2019
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Dr. Liss is a very personable practitioner. I have only seen her twice for Oncology, but she is very easy to become acquainted with.

Jan 24, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Liss was excellent. She is a very caring, kind, and knowledgeable doctor. I would highly recommended to anyone and have.

Jan 24, 2019
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Dr Liss is an excellent doctor and I would recommend her to anyone!? She is the best I've ever been to!

Jan 17, 2019
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Nice doctor.

Jan 11, 2019
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I feel very comfortable with Dr. Liss - she's definitely 'a keeper'!!!!

Jan 10, 2019
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Dr. Liss always takes time to answer questions and asks about any mental health concerns.

Jan 8, 2019
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Excellent doctor, caring and concerned. think of the doctor like a friend also.

Jan 4, 2019
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All was good.

Dec 31, 2018
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Dr Liss is responsive and knowledgeable. She always addresses my concerns and helps me with navigating my treatment and and options I may have to choose.She is personable as well and instills confidence in my ability to make good healthcare decisions for myself.

Dec 21, 2018
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One of the very best doctors I have had. Cancer is never an easy discussion.

Dec 17, 2018
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/Dr.Liss is the greatest.

Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. Liss is so nice I'm lucky to have her.

Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Liss always has takes time to listen. She understands my anxieties.

Dec 10, 2018
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this was provider was very knowledgeable, informative, took the time I needed, engaged with me on an emotional level, and encouraged me to use mindfulness to address some desired lifestyle changes. A stellar provider!

Dec 4, 2018
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I always feel like she has all the time in the world to answer questions - it's never hurried.

Nov 30, 2018
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Had problems refilling the meds I take every day. Not taking them my blood disease could make me sick or worse. Lots of problems filling my usual blood meds. I could not reach any one in office by phone. I think they will be OK going forward.

Nov 29, 2018
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Great doctor

Nov 16, 2018
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would like doctors put everything in the your records. Some things are private and not for every doctor to see. Would like my privacy secret.

Nov 16, 2018
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Dr. Liss is fantastic and I feel very fortunate to have her as my Oncologist. She definitely makes me feel better and informed regarding my care.

Nov 15, 2018
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Dr. Liss has been my oncologist since I was diagnosed [details deleted to protect privacy] . She is by far the very best doctor I had in my 69 [age deleted] years. She extremely competent, caring, authentic and she us very busy, I have felt rushed. This is not easy journey but feel finding her as physician is best part of the experience. Treasure her because she us a treasure.

Nov 12, 2018
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Very pleasant visit with Dr. Liss for my 6 month follow-up. She also listened to my concerns and ordered a CT scan and will follow-up after scan.

Nov 12, 2018
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I am very happy with my Dr. Liss she is EXCELLENT and always makes me feel better and explains things in a way that I can understand.

Nov 8, 2018
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I've said it before but the world would be a better place with truly caring doctors like Dr. Liss. Legacy is blessed to have her on staff. Kudos.

Nov 2, 2018
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My visit was great until I went to check out. The person who was to make my next appointment was on the phone and I waited patiently to speak with him, however, he never once looked at me or acknowledged that I was there. I would have appreciated his letting me know it was going to be a wait, but nothing. I stood there for a several minutes and finally left. I plan ahead and would like to have been able to schedule my next visit while I was there. No one else indicated I was there either. Dr. Liss is awesome and this did not reflect the care she has given me over the years.

Nov 1, 2018
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Excellent care & medical advice.

Oct 30, 2018
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Dr. Liss is great

Oct 29, 2018
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I truly appreciate Dr. Liss' professionalism, knowledge and understanding.

Oct 26, 2018
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Dr. Liss always listens. She takes time to get to know you as a person not a chart.

Oct 26, 2018
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Only small issue was my Doctor was leaving the practice, and it took a little longer to meet the new Doctor. My Rx would run out before new appt, so I was told the personnel in the office would call me. No call from the office, but the Rx was called in to my pharmacy and They notified me.Meeting Dr. Liss was a comfort, and I think she is going to be a wonderful fit for me.

Oct 25, 2018
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The Dr. made me feel assured. I felt very good about this visit.

Oct 16, 2018
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Dr Liss is EXCELLENT! I actually look forward to my check ups with her because I always learn something new to enhance my care. She is present, extremely personable and professional. I am comfortable and at ease with her expert care of me and knowledge through this diagnosis.

Oct 16, 2018
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Went above normal service and obtained suggestions for an oral surgeon

Oct 4, 2018
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Other providers in this office were not as helpful as Dr Liss There bedside manner was lacking.

Oct 2, 2018
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Dr. Liss is always a professional and caring to me and my family.

Oct 1, 2018
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Dr. Liss is an exceptional oncologist. She has helped me through this terrible time in my life with care & concern for me & my family - she takes the time to listen to me & answer my questions - She also explains the medications & possible side effects. She is a caring & compassionate doctor!

Sep 25, 2018
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DR Liss is an excellent doctor, she always addresses all issues and concerns I may have. She kind and friendly, very easy to talk to.

Sep 25, 2018
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Dr. Liss always takes the time to talk to me about my concerns and questions

Sep 24, 2018
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Dr Liss took plenty of time to discuss medication options and side effects of each one and made sure I had a clear understanding

Sep 24, 2018
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Dr. Liss and staff have always been very professional and helpful with my needs.

Sep 21, 2018
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Dr. Liss is my oncologist for my breast cancer treatment. i can't say enough good things about her approach, her straightforward manner and clarity in explaining things, her willingness to answer any and all questions and concerns I have at my bi-weekly appointments, and her encouraging and friendly demeanor. Love her!!

Sep 14, 2018
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Dr Liss is a very very good doctor. TY!

Sep 13, 2018
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dr. Liss is very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about my [details deleted to protect privacy] and the options that I have for managing it. she also is very personable and takes as much time as we seem to need. whenever I e-mail her she responds quickly. In my opinion she is the best oncologist that I have been with in the last ten years of this disease. I sincerely hope that she can continue to be my oncologist.

Sep 13, 2018
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Dr. Liss has taken a lot of the "fear" out of having breast cancer. She is upfront, honest, and I feel in such capable hands that I don't spend time worrying about "when it will come back". I am able to move forwards, 7 mos cancer free at this time. Work towards my "new normal" -

Sep 13, 2018
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Dr. Liss is an excellent doctor and I enjoy seeing her. She so good at answering my questions and I really appreciate that.

Sep 11, 2018
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Very good and pleasant. I like her very much.

Sep 11, 2018
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Very comfortable with Dr.Liss, excellent bedside manner and always informing myself and my husband of any new information regarding the treatment of my condition.

Sep 10, 2018
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Dr. Liss is always an attentive listener and I trust her with my health issue.

Sep 10, 2018
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Dr. Liss is an excellent doctor. I saw her about my lung cancer and, after hearing the options, I have decided to do nothing further.

Sep 7, 2018
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This is a cancer FU - now on a 1 yr - FU.

Sep 7, 2018
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Dr. Liss is wonderful. I am so happy she is my doctor.

Sep 6, 2018
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I find Dr. Liss to be an exceptional physician. The quality I most appreciate is her ability to listen and HEAR my concerns/thoughts/feelings. I have complete confidence in her care and feel she is a very effective advocate.

Sep 4, 2018
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Dr. Liss is the best physician I've ever had. She is knowledgeable and experienced, which she combines with a compassionate nature. Thank you!

Sep 4, 2018
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Excellent doctor! I am very pleased with the care I have received.

Aug 31, 2018
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My visits with Dr. Liss are always uplifting informational and entertaining.

Aug 31, 2018
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Really like Dr. Liss and her staff.

Aug 31, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr. Liss for some years now. I continue to feel she provides me the best care possible. She is always encouraging. Thank you Dr. Liss.

Aug 30, 2018
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Only have positive experiences regarding my care and treatment!

Aug 27, 2018
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All of the staff are friendly and caring. I feel fortunate to be cared for in this office.

Aug 7, 2018
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Dr. Liss is a thoughtful and kind provider. In this middle of this devastating illness, she one of the bright spots.

Aug 6, 2018
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If all of my providers were as good as this I probably never would have met Michaelann.

Aug 3, 2018
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Dr Liss is truly amazing! I have the absolute best oncologist there is. She is so relatable and real. Tells me straight how things are and I respect that. I have always felt that she has my best interest in all her treatment options given.

Jul 31, 2018
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Dr. Liss listened, was aware of my medical history, and followed up on concerns that were only tangentially related to my cancer. I left the visit, amazed at had knowledge, caring, and communication.

Jul 27, 2018
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I FEEL I RECEIVE EXCELLENT CARE FROM DR. LISS.

Jul 26, 2018
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Dr. Liss is very helpful & understanding! I would highly recommend her.

Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Liss is my favorite doctor ever. She helped me so much during my breast cancer treatment!

Jul 23, 2018
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I couldn't have been treated better. Everyone was kind and helpful. Dr. Liss went out of way to see that an appointment was made.. I greatly appreciate her kindness, and thoroughness. with an exam and explanations of labs, and what may have to be done in furture appointments.

Jul 19, 2018
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I found Dr. Liss very intelligent, animated, and communicative. She was very thorough and relaxed making it extremely easy to gain satisfaction with my concerns and questions. I thank her for the valuable time she spent with me and her reassuring answers for me.

Jul 16, 2018
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I always have a great visit with Dr. Liss, I have liked this Dr from the very first visit. She knows her business, she is very kind, caring, also funny and very delightful!!
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