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

4.9 out of 5    88 Ratings    40 Comments

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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 97210-3049
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
503-413-8202

About Me:

Dr. Kinast is the Associate Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at Devers. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU and past winner of the Casey Eye Residency Faculty Teaching Award. His research focuses include medication adherence, medical devices, medication compounding, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Kinast’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). He is developing a smart eye drop adherence monitor with engineers from Oregon State University via NIH grant support. He was awarded an AGS Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award based on an innovative eye drop delivery aid and eye drop bottle. His team has won an OHSU Biomedical Innovation Program Award for a novel tube implant. For further information, please visit https://www.legacyhealth.org/for-health-professionals/legacy-research-institute/Scientists/Kinast and www.deversglaucoma.com

Training: 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 OHSU Casey Eye Institute.
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.9 out of 5     88 Ratings     40 Comments

Jun 22, 2020
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I trust both his expertise and his concern for his patients.

Jun 9, 2020
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hes very caring and good at what he does.

Jun 8, 2020
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my eyes were dilated and I had no driver to drive me home because I was told to come alone to visit.

May 21, 2020
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Friendly atmosphere and staff.

May 21, 2020
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Dr. Kinast and his team were extremely proficient in processing my cataract surgeries, working within the limitations of the Covid pandemic, with very good outcomes with both eyes. Dr. Kinast and all of this colleagues were extremely competent, efficient, compassionate, and professional.

May 12, 2020
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I usually go to OHSU, but was referred to Legacy Good Sam by its urgent care clinic. Legacy is so much more responsive and helpful than OHSU. I got an appointment right away for an urgent eye issue that was very worrying. And the staff were efficient and extremely professional. The eye tech and doctor seemed highly competent and expert in their field. Whenever I've gone to Legacy Good Sam, my experience has always been good. Not so much at OHSU.

Mar 10, 2020
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the experience of surgery and pre- & post-op visits met my expectations and I am satisfied with results. I feel confident Dr Kinast can provide the care needed for my ongoing vision needs.

Mar 10, 2020
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Dr. Kinast is excellent and extremely knowledgeable.

Mar 10, 2020
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everything was good on this visit. no comlaints.

Mar 9, 2020
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Everyone was friendly and courteous.

Mar 2, 2020
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Dr. Kinast listened carefully to a concern I found it hard to describe, and gave me tools to deal with it. Also the whole appointment was very organized and thorough. staff was kind.

Feb 18, 2020
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Excellent surgeon. Great on patient - doctor communication.

Feb 17, 2020
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My visit with this place was more than I expected it to be, which in my opinion was above average and quite pleasant and very welcoming to me .

Feb 13, 2020
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they actually brought me in a few minutes before my appointment time. that was a first.

Feb 11, 2020
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I have been consistently very pleased with the care and concern I have received from Dr. Kinast.

Jan 30, 2020
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very nice guy, and i think he knew his stuff. it seems like he was rushed, because he didn't explain what he was doing / looking for during the exam, which would have made me feel more at ease. he also made a surgery recommendation and left, without me getting to really understand the pros and cons, what was involved, etc. when he left, i was waiting in the room with my eyes dialated not knowing if the appointment was over or not. eventually i walked out to the nurses station and they said i'm free to go. but then i left and realized i had to make an appointment for the surgery, so i went back in and had to wait in line. there was no record of my needing the surgery, so she had to go back and ask the nurse what procedure it was. i have since called back for more info on what to expect during surgery, and they said they would call me back but never have. :/ overall, it felt like people were really nice but the patient followup process is really lacking, possibly due to bandwidth.

Jan 23, 2020
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Very good!

Dec 19, 2019
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So far my eye sight are getting better.

Dec 12, 2019
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Eye exam.

Dec 12, 2019
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The visit was rushed. Was told will talk about a few questions I had next visit.

Dec 3, 2019
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We come to your facility from [location removed], as we have found your providers to be superior to the ones we have used in bend and I've encouraged our friends to do the same.

Dec 2, 2019
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I had a great time with Dr kinast, and he treated me very well. I'm very appreciative.

Nov 25, 2019
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Figured out what was going on with my problem and initiated next steps to resolve

Nov 18, 2019
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The whole staff at Dever's Clinic is very respectful & concerned about their patients. Dr. Kinast is totally awesome.

Nov 4, 2019
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Thank you for giving me opportunity to share experiences.

Nov 4, 2019
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Very professional and caring

Oct 31, 2019
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Very friendly and professional office staff.

Oct 24, 2019
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Dr. Kinast is excellent. Receptionists @ Devers are top notch!!

Oct 24, 2019
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I like Dr. Kinast very much. He is patient and kind and answered my questions completely.

Oct 22, 2019
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First cataract surgery. Prep was good. Overall experience good.

Oct 10, 2019
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I have type 2 diabetes and I visit Dr. Kinast at least once a year. He has always acted in the most professional manner. He responds directly to my questions. He explains everything he does. He leaves me with written plan that is clear and helpful.

Oct 10, 2019
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all very good

Oct 8, 2019
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I had 2 (eye) tests before seeing dr. entire visit (mostly waiting) was 2 1/2 hours!! Plus 3 trips up or down elevators.

Oct 1, 2019
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Everything was perfect. very satisfied.

Sep 24, 2019
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There were a few waiting periods, and they were long. I was left in a room by myself with nothing to do. My eyes were dilated (unexpectedly),and I was sent out on the street without dark glasses.

Sep 9, 2019
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Pleasant experience. The check-in nurse was also very good and well educated. Great personality.

Sep 5, 2019
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All of my questions and concerns were clearly and concisely answered by Dr. Kinast, I felt although I was in very good hands.

Sep 3, 2019
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Good doctor this is a specialist not a PCP.

Aug 26, 2019
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I saw the provider for 5-8 minutes. The eye technician that helped me didn't seem to know what she was doing and I did not leave with confidence that the information about my vision provided by the technician to the provider was accurate. I told this to the provider and he asked me to reschedule to have my vision re-checked. If this means I have to pay again for a second visit because of someone's lack of expertise I will be further disappointed by the services. The equipment was also not cleaned for my visit. This is not the type of professional service that I pay for so I will not be returning to this clinic.

Aug 8, 2019
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great
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