Kristen Thomas
Legacy Health Partners

Kristen Thomas, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Elbow surgery, Shoulder Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 5.0 OUT OF 5 ( 87 RATINGS & 47 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

  • 2222 N.W. Lovejoy St., Suite 419
    Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5102
  • 503-413-4488
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About Me:

Dr. Kristen Thomas is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery. She has completed her medical school and orthopedic residency at The Ohio State University. Dr. Thomas completed her shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, NY. She has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals and has a special interest in shoulder injuries in softball players. Dr. Thomas enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.

Education:
Residency: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

Patient Rating

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5.0 out of 5     87 Ratings     47 Comments

Sep 14, 2021
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I love my Dr. I now have a working shoulder.

Sep 14, 2021
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Dr Thomas is friendly, clear speaking and answers all my questions. She is very knowledgeable in her field.

Sep 7, 2021
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Great year-later checkup after shoulder replacement surgery in 2021

Sep 2, 2021
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Dr Thomas is great at explaining what's going on and I would use her anytime I need an orthopedic surgeon. Kudos Dr Thomas

Sep 1, 2021
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Dr. Thomas is easy to talk to. She reviewed my medical history and scans before performing an examination. She had additional x-rays taken of my right shoulder, and then shared her diagnosis and prognosis. Her explanation was clear and she answered my questions. Dr. Thomas is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. I have trust in Dr. Thomas.

Aug 19, 2021
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Diagnosed and recommended surgery without MRI. 3 months to get MRI resulting in different approach.

Aug 19, 2021
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The entire off, from the receptionist, nurse, doctor, X-ray technician and everyone else was extremely friendly and helpful!

Aug 12, 2021
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Dr.Kristen Thomas was great! She takes her time to listens and explains things in a manner you would understand. She's approachable and very professional.

Aug 11, 2021
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Doc and entire staff very professional, kind, caring, competent.

Aug 5, 2021
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Dr Thomas is wonderful caring person

Jul 28, 2021
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Dr. Thomas was very attentive to what I needed. She addressed my health needs with excellence and thoroughly answered my questions. I have the utmost confidence in her skills and knowledge.

Jul 22, 2021
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In my [age removed] years, this was probably the most impressive physician I have ever visited. Everything in her office was on time, procedures done with staff showed exceptional competency, and Dr. Thomas herself was quite awesome. I gained an appointment within one week. In that very short window, Dr. Thomas had a comprehensive knowledge of my complex current medical history, ordered X-rays that were taken with results that seemed to take only 5-minues and she entered the exam room fully prepared. She completely explained my injury and showed me the X-ray, and then gave me her diagnosis and treatment plan with options for me to decide. I was able to make an immediate decision, the plan was implemented on the spot and within two hours, my 4-week long pain was gone. I immediately stopped all of my pain meds and now 24-hours after my visit, I am still pain-free. Dr. Thomas is an extraordinary physician and it was my very good fortune to have been referred to her from Legacy Rehabilitation Services.

Jul 7, 2021
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Excellent doctor and staff

Jun 24, 2021
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Dr. Thomas is one of the doctors who has actually quantifiably made my quality of life better. I trust her.

Jun 17, 2021
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I loved the whole staff. amazing ladies

Jun 17, 2021
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it took awhile to understand the request to connect with her sssistants instead of her.

Jun 15, 2021
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Although there was almost a 3 week wait, this doctor gave me clear information, followed up w/MRI of shoulder and gave me a clear report with options - I felt greatly relieved and decided to keep on like I have been - No surgery or drugs - We agreed if my arm hurt bad enough that I wanted to have it cut off I would contact her -

Jun 10, 2021
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Everyone has been very professional and respectful.

Jun 9, 2021
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Provider is very knowledgeable and I have confidence in her surgical expertise. However it has been extremely difficult to communicate with her staff. And getting information in order to prepare for my surgery has been impossible. In my opinion it has been much harder than necessary to schedule bmy surgery. And there's been no concern about my extreme pain and the effect it is causing to my mental and physical health.

May 25, 2021
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Fast, comprehensive, excellent explanations. Told me all I needed to know in concise, friendly manner.

May 18, 2021
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Doctor was very professional & also warm.

May 6, 2021
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I've like all the orthopedic providers in this office

May 6, 2021
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I'm thankful for my visit ,and meet some good people ..thank you

May 5, 2021
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Dr. Kristen Thomas is always friendly and takes time to listen to problems. She is an excellent orthopedic surgeon.

May 5, 2021
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Dr Thomas was knowledgeable, thorough, kind, compassionate, and thoughtful. I feel confident that I am getting, and will continue to get, excellent care from her.

Apr 27, 2021
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she was great very knowledgeable.

Apr 7, 2021
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Friendly and caring staff. Dr Thomas is very approachable and professional. I appreciated her attention to my concerns and her ability to explain things.

Apr 1, 2021
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super kind and on task got right to the issue and a possible treatment really actually enjoyed the visit!

Mar 17, 2021
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I always feel like I'm listened to and my opinions have value.

Mar 11, 2021
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this physician is AMAZING. Very thoughtful, courteous and highly knowledgeable.

Mar 11, 2021
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This provider is excellent in every way, as are her office staff.

Mar 4, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas for 4 years. She is absolutely the best at what she does.

Mar 3, 2021
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she is excellent! surgery was hugely successful and her follow up has been awesome. I'd recommend her without reservation to anyone.

Feb 23, 2021
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Dr. Thomas was very good at explaining my condition and my surgical options. She answered my questions and listened to my questions and concerns. She gave me confidence in her recommendations.

Feb 19, 2021
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I was told OT would be ordered for me in follow up. 2+ weeks no one has called me. I called the Legacy OT. They told me the order needed to be faxed to them - even though I can see it a part of the plan in MyChart.

Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Thomas is professional, knowledgable, personable, and compassionate. She's a keeper.

Feb 18, 2021
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Thank you for you and your team's excellent care.

Feb 18, 2021
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every single person in this office go above and beyond and I think they're the best of the best!!

Feb 3, 2021
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my first visit with her. I really like her she was through in her exam and explained everything to me.

Jan 21, 2021
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Dr. Thomas is one of the best doctors I've ever met! Wish they were all like her!

Jan 7, 2021
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I sought out an appointment with Dr. Thomas based on her sterling reputation. My visit was beyond what I expected. I was surprised by my diagnosis, and she took the time to answer all of my questions. I was inspired by her confidence and knowledge, and know that I am in good hands going forward.

Jan 6, 2021
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Had a very good experience with Dr. Thomas - I need surgery on my shoulder after talking to her I feel confident in having good results.

Jan 6, 2021
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Tremendously polite and respectful. I always feel immense permission to ask any question I have.

Dec 22, 2020
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My race is Mexican... MS Thomas is a true professional. She exceeded her cause to get at root of my injury. She was also concerned with my knees and walking. Even though its not her responsibility. Great advice.. She is what health professionals should be. Thank you Dr. Thomas

Nov 5, 2020
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This was my pre-op visit before my surgery.

Nov 4, 2020
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I came to Dr. Thomas for a 2nd opinion. The open honesty in her explanations have helped me in making a decision for the next step in my health care. Since it is considered elective surgery, with pandemic, I will have to wait.

Nov 4, 2020
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Outstanding doctor and everyone at the office.
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