Kristen Thomas, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Elbow surgery, Shoulder Surgery


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center

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.

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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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  May 3, 2023
Dr Thomas was very professional yet approachable. She explained everything to me in terms I understood what my condition is. She showed me the X-rays and made a comparison analysis of both shoulders so I could understand what is going on with my body. She's great!

  May 2, 2023
Very very nice person

  Apr 27, 2023
It was very goodeveryone was very friendly and professional

  Apr 19, 2023
Dr. Thomas and her staff are phenomenal!

  Apr 11, 2023
My visit was excellent all the team, doctor and nurses and receptionist they was very good with me.

  Apr 4, 2023
Exam room was very comfortable.

  Mar 9, 2023
Dr Thomas and the team at this clinic are incredibly friendly, informative and kind in their communication. They took time to explain each step during the visit and they followed up with me after to check on me! I really appreciate how well I was treated by every single person I encountered during my visit!

  Mar 9, 2023
I'm glad they were all friendly

  Feb 21, 2023
I really feel like Dr. Thomas' office provides me with excellent care. She and her PA not only provide excellent physical care, they take the time to assure me and encourage me.

  Feb 9, 2023
This visit was informative, comfortable, and just what I expected.

  Jan 24, 2023
She did surgery on my right shoulder and I came back to have her do my left shoulder

  Jan 19, 2023
I am so glad that I was able to have my surgery done by Dr. Thomas. She and her staff made me feel that they had my best interests in mind all the time.

  Jan 12, 2023
Dr. Thomas was GREAT & her staff was also GREAT. My pain went away immediately. I'm very thankful to the entire staff & Dr. Thomas!

  Jan 10, 2023
Always is very interested in giving correct information and asking questions to help find out information concerning issues that might arise.

  Jan 10, 2023
Everyone in Dr. Thomas' office is WONDERFUL!!! They are always friendly, kind and attentive! I've never had a single negative experience with any aspect of her office. Absolutely 10 out of 10!!!

  Jan 5, 2023
Everyone in this office has been excellent. I really appreciate the respect and compassion they have. They took the time to properly diagnose my issue and set real expectations for my recovery - actually letting me know instead of just treating me. Thank you so very much!

  Dec 15, 2022
First visit for a chronic condition that has not required intervention until now. Dr. Thomas immediately recognized the problem, carefully explained various possible interventions, discussed my preferred course of action at some depth, and generally fit my notion of an ideal provider. Office staff was friendly and competent. The only thing I would change about the visit is the diagnosis ;-)

  Dec 1, 2022
Wait time to see provider was a hour

  Nov 17, 2022
Smooth, well run office. Never a long wait. I feel that Dr. Thomas is really tops in her field. She shares information using her computer screen & shows me what is going on. She gives great info on what to expect & what was done. Dr. Thomas is the best!

  Nov 15, 2022
Dr. Thomas is very thoughtful, communicative, and thorough. With my upcoming surgery I believe I am in great hands.

  Nov 15, 2022
Dr Thomas presents herself as a very confident doctor and surgeon. She is very professional and has a very pleasant bedside mannor

  Nov 10, 2022
Only complaint is how long it took to get an actual appt. It was about 3 MONTHS.

  Nov 10, 2022
Provider did excellent surgery, kept close track of my healing process, was timely, addressed all problems, explained all treatment, and was kind and knew me and my case well.

  Oct 25, 2022
I was referred to Dr. Thomas by the Portland Clinic for diagnosis of a shoulder injury. Dr Thomas answered all my questions and informed me of treatment options. I felt comfortable with her responses and plan to proceed with a shoulder operation.

  Oct 20, 2022
I'm ever have good experience in all my appointments thank you for your service.

  Oct 4, 2022
Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable.

  Sep 6, 2022
My provider was very well aware of my condition and had done her homework and knew precisely why I was consulting her. Impressive!! And succinct.

  Aug 4, 2022
Doctor Thomas and her entire staff are some of the most delightful people I've ever met.. Doctor Thomas was the most caring surgeon I've dealt with ever!

  Jul 14, 2022
She is the one that did surgery on my right shoulder and did a great job so now I'm glad that she is going to be doing my left shoulder she is great doctor

  Jun 23, 2022
Dr. Thomas & her team have set a very high standard for pt. care, especially with communications. We really appreciated that she uploaded two videos to the pt. portal. For us to watch prior to surgery she arms you with info that's practical. I wish more dr.'s were like her. The team is equally supportive. Outstanding provider. Best to date!

  Jun 21, 2022
The majority of the visit was with the physician assistant. Both were excellent.

  Jun 16, 2022
Dr. Thomas is thorough and listens to/answers questions clearly. She speaks very fast so having an add.'l person with you is helpful - LOL. She does acknowledge this is happy to be interrupted LOL.

  Jun 9, 2022
She showed me the MRI and described the damage and options. She listened and gave thorough commentary.

  Jun 9, 2022

  Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Thomas explained everything and lessened to what we had to say and answered all our questions

  Jun 8, 2022
I just wish it was easier to get appointments