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: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 104 RATINGS & 53 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

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4.9 out of 5     104 Ratings     53 Comments

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.

Oct 21, 2020
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Dr. Thomas and her PA Raquel are excellent providers - I am very pleased with my care for my broken shoulder & surgery after-care.

Oct 1, 2020
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ITS ALWAYS A GOOD VISIT WHEN I VISIT THIS OFFICE....

Sep 8, 2020
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Dr. Thomas and PA are awesome!

Sep 3, 2020
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very direct. Gave reasons for the treatment she recommended. Even though this was my first visit, she was very informed about my medical history.

Jul 30, 2020
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Dr. Thomas was great at explaining issues, treatments and potential outcomes.

Jul 23, 2020
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She was enthusiastic and confident.

Jul 22, 2020
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Really liked Dr. Thomas, felt confident & glad she was able to perform my surgery.

Jul 22, 2020
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This Dr knows her stuff.

Jul 9, 2020
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My health issues are complicated and chronic. The doctor worked with me asa partner in my health. Enough time was spent to review the situation, discuss options for intervention and consider risks. I appreciated the fact that she took time to discuss how I was handling my health issues and develop a follow up plan; considering the options, risks, and my tolerance of the issues at hand. I felt understood asa a person and a patient.

Jul 8, 2020
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She was very professional and gave good advice. Wanted to do all she could to help. I was expressed with her.

Jul 2, 2020
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Receptionists, x-ray tech, provider all extremely professional and personable

Jun 23, 2020
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I've had this shoulder issue for 8 years, but needed to find out exactly what is going on so I can make a decision of what I'm going to do. Dr. Thomas was very helpful. I'm waiting for the insurance to accept my application for a MRI.

Jun 18, 2020
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Friendly, respectful, knowledgeable, thorough

Jun 17, 2020
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This was first visit with Dr. Thomas...I was very impressed with her and delighted to have her on my medical team in every wasy.....pleasant, courteous, knowledgeable, good communicator, well spoken....not too wordy or too little words.

Jun 17, 2020
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Excellent care overall.

Jun 17, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is knowledgeable, clear in her explanations, an excellent listener, and likable.

Jun 11, 2020
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As far as I am concerned, Legacy has one of the best orthopedic surgeons. I was absolutely amazed about how she has been careful to start surgeries after the clear to do elective surgeries. I do believe Kristen is a valuable asset to Legacy.

Jun 11, 2020
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excellent communications. very encouraging

Jun 9, 2020
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Always a good experience at this office.

Jun 5, 2020
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I have had to wait for an hour (or more) past my appointment time before being seen. I understand things get busy but my time is also valuable. I don't have time to spend 2+ hours for a brief post-op check every time I come in

Jun 4, 2020
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You asked specifically about this provider. Howeve,r another provider from this office was able to help me within a week of the office reopening after pandemic closing. The delay was pandemic plus Dr. Thomas is busy. She is excellent. A credit to your company, that office, and the profession.

Jun 3, 2020
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Dr. Thomas's office is extremely professional, courteous, always my appointments are seen on time and I would highly recommend Dr. Thomas to family and friends. Dr. Thomas's office staff has always been very helpful. Raquel is extremely knowledgeable and always professional, quick to return all my phone calls and has answered my questions to my satisfaction.

Jun 3, 2020
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Great visit to follow up on shoulder surgery, get advice, and have questions answered.

Jun 2, 2020
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great doctor, the best

May 28, 2020
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Shoulder pain endured for over a year is now gone.

May 27, 2020
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Dr. Thomas and the 3 other people I saw were professional and excellent listeners and information providers. They were very patient with me and took the time to write down all the aftercare and information I would need for surgery. Additionally they were able to squeeze me into their schedule at the last minute. I left appointment very confident that I am in the right hands.

May 27, 2020
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It was a very good experiences. Dr. Thomas listens to everything I had to say about my shoulder.

May 27, 2020
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ok

May 20, 2020
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I am grateful to this office for squeezing me in for an appointment to meet with the physician's assistant even though it was during the global pandemic. I was suddenlyin a great deal of pain, and I didn't know why. My primary care doctor also didn't know why. When I came to your office, Dr. Thomas had looked at my file along with the physician's assistant, and they knew exactly what was happening, and provided appropriate treatment on that day. Thank you so much!!!

May 19, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is a great orthopedic surgeon. I have total confidence in her for taking care of my medical issues.

May 15, 2020
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consulted her about injury and felt confident to return after another issue occurred. She has assisted other members of family with great results.

May 15, 2020
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liked the doctor seems very good
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