Robert Kinast, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Glaucoma, ; Ophthalmology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Cataract Surgery, Medical and Laser Treatment of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Comprehensive Eye Exams
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5     105 Ratings     43 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Devers Eye Institute

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 200 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-8202

Legacy Devers Eye Institute-Memorial Eye Clinic

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 168 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-7022

About Me:

Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Kinast is a glaucoma sub-specialist and anterior segment surgeon at Legacy Devers Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Inteflex Program (combined B.A./M.D. program) in Ann Arbor, followed by internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed sub-specialty training in glaucoma at Legacy Devers Eye Institute and then remained at Devers on faculty. Dr. Kinast is the Associate Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at Devers. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU and a past winner of the Casey Eye Residency Faculty Teaching Award. His research focuses include the compounding and stability of mitomycin C, medication adherence, and patient satisfaction. Prior to medicine, Dr. Kinast studied the anthropology of religion at Oxford University and worked in business strategy consulting.

Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.8 out of 5     105 Ratings     43 Comments

Jun 19, 2018
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I left after waiting more than an hour past my appointment time. My disability doesn't allow me to hold regular work, but I volunteer with local schools. If I'd stayed until Dr. Kinast could make the time, I would've blown off a critical meeting with one of my schools. My reputation is too important for that. In the future, please make an attempt to honor appointment schedules. I lost four hours of a busy day.

Jun 14, 2018
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. good receptionist who was learning! good tech who was just graduating! as a retired professorI enjoyed seeing people learning for a new career!

Jun 12, 2018
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I was not told my eyes was to be dilated and this resulted in come back a second time.

May 31, 2018
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All services I have received have been excellent. I'm very pleased. Thank you!

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Kinast very thorough, personable, and respectful. Front office respectful when engaging but often lets patient wait while on computer or talking to another office person.

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Kinast was patient and helpful when I was in a poor mental state about my situation and diagnosis, making me feel as comfortable as possible and continuing to provide options to provide my best care.

May 22, 2018
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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Kinast and staff. They are very good to me: professional with a personal touch that I like having grown up [location deleted]. The surgery that Dr. Kinast performed on both my eyes was fast, comfortable with an easy recovery. My eyesight was restored to beyond average 20/20. I see as though I were 20 yrs old again, both distance and close-up vision. My gratitude to all the staff.

May 14, 2018
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The nurse Irena was very knowledgeable answered my questions very well. Also, very kind! She is certainly a keeper!!

May 8, 2018
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called for appointment in reception, I stood and looked, the door was closed and the caller was gone

May 8, 2018
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Very good.

Apr 30, 2018
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This is my eye doctor, many questions not really relevant.

Apr 30, 2018
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Nice doctor.

Apr 24, 2018
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The doctor was very nice, professional and patient. I was very anxious and it put me at ease right away. He answered all my questions and was very clear in his explanations. Would recommend this doctor to my family and friends

Apr 16, 2018
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This was a very successful visit and I was very satisfied with Dr. Kinast's treatment of me.

Mar 19, 2018
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love, love, love Dr. Kinast! He is thorough and a thinker. I feel so comfortable knowing my eyeballs and optic nerve are in his hands! he is the greatest!

Mar 15, 2018
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I had a good visit overall. The intake team did a great job getting all of my information prior to the visit and I even needed to reschedule and that was a positive and convenient experience. I was told to arrive 15 minutes early for my 8:00 appointment, but the staff was in a meeting until 8. I was the first patient there, waited the 15 minutes patiently, but when the office staff arrived other patients were served before me. In the waiting area, the patient care representative closest to the office cannot visualize all of the waiting area or vice versa, so I'm not even certain I was seen. I am flexible and understand making time for staff meetings, but I wouldn't have rushed to get there early just to wait. Paul was exceptional--friendly, personable, and did a great job clinically. I appreciated the expertise of Dr. Kinast and he gave me good instructions for what to do. However, at the end of the appointment I didn't get any conclusion such as "if you continue to have issues please feel free to contact me, here's my card" and I showed myself out so he could stay in the room to document versus being walked to the exit. I had an overall good experience, but hope this feedback helps to make the service even better.

Mar 5, 2018
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I actually learned important information about my health care that no one else had accurately explained. Now that I am aware of how important and what changes are made to the eyes because of uncontrolled blood sugars I will be fart more proactive about my diabetes than anything else that has been explained to me about it.

Feb 13, 2018
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it would be helpful if providers had some background info on patient e.g. level of education, current life situation so they aren't condescending and speak at the level at patient understands. I liked the doctor very much and would go back but he seemed rush and had been running late so I didn't feel comfortable asking additional questions.

Feb 12, 2018
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Dr. Kinast was excellent. He listened to my symptoms and explained the next steps in treatment very well. The office was not well run. It seemed that there was a great deal of confusion between the staff and physicians. The staff ran around looking in the exam room peep holes to find the physicians. Also, at the second floor check out, I was told that "we are a separate clinic up here and you might have to go back downstairs to schedule your follow up appointment." Really?? Also, patients who were waiting to be seen were frequently going up to the receptionist asking "how much longer is my wait and where am I in line to be seen." The office administration needs to work on patient flow, scheduling and the patient experience. It's a good thing that Dr. Kinast was worth putting up with this operational mess of a clinic.

Feb 6, 2018
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Paul was the BEST, he is the best Assistant I have ever worked with. I am interested in perusing a career in this field because of Paul.

Jan 29, 2018
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all is well

Jan 25, 2018
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Everything good except for this and previous visits wait time is excessive.

Jan 15, 2018
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He gave me good advice about my sugar & blood pressure. Walk about and watch my weight. And keep checking me sugar. And medication for my allergies.

Jan 11, 2018
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Everything went well during this and will continue seeing him and other doctors in this clinic.

Jan 9, 2018
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Dr. Kinast is clearly an excellent physician. He listened completely to my questions and concerns. He also answered with great knowledge and provided additional information that would help me down the road. I could not rate him higher since your chart only goes to 10!

Jan 8, 2018
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this was my first visit transferring from another clinic. I knew nothing about any particular doctor so was assigned one by scheduler. was very pleased with selection. scheduler listened to my needs and my appointment was with someone that specializes in glaucoma. very happy with physician

Dec 21, 2017
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I have nothing good experience in this clinic. I am very thankful.

Dec 19, 2017
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The waiting time between the initial screening and when I saw the doct0r was 20 minutes.

Dec 12, 2017
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This was a first year out exam after cataract surgery. Dr. Kinast is wonderful!

Nov 28, 2017
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I thought the eye exam by the technician was bad. I had to have it re-done after I determined my new glasses were inadequate. My feeling is he should not have been using only one letter on the chart to make the final determination. It should have been a group of letters to get a better idea of the effect of each option. All the "fine tuning" was done with the letter "v." It was very difficult to make a call on the effect of each lens. I thought Dr. Kinast was fine.

Nov 28, 2017
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Too much wait time. Waited 30 mins past my appointment to get called back. Waited another 30+ mins in the room to be seen. Perhaps you could have called me and told me you were running an hour late, I would have showed up later. I wouldn't wait for a friend that showed up an hour late, why should I wait for my doctor whose an hour late?

Nov 9, 2017
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Eye check up with New Dr. Kinast was very pleasant and informative.

Nov 2, 2017
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I showed up 20 minutes early for my appointment. I was taken to the exam room early. and I ended up waiting over 45 minutes for the doctor who gave less than 10 minutes of his time.

Oct 31, 2017
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This visit was an eye check up and everything went well.

Oct 30, 2017
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Also, thanks for technician Michelle's excellent service!

Oct 10, 2017
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Have always received excellent care!

Oct 9, 2017
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A good experience overall for routine ophthalmology checkup with a provider that I visited for the first time.

Sep 12, 2017
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Great care!

Sep 12, 2017
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Dr. Kinast is an excellent physician and I appreciate his care.

Sep 11, 2017
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great experience. good care of me.

Aug 31, 2017
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The scheduling department was very accommodating to the specific date and time I needed. Doctor was very professional and the staff as well. Very happy with my health care.

Aug 24, 2017
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I visited Dr. Kinast because I was having trouble with my vision - subsequently he replaced my lenses (in both eyes) - surgery was painless and follow up visits - including a Rx for glasses -

Aug 24, 2017
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although the wait was longer than I expected and my provider even asked about the wait, he was worth waiting for. He is a very caring provider and I am thankful my doctor referred me to him.
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