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
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5    114 Ratings    46 Comments

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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

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     114 Ratings     46 Comments

May 15, 2020
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liked the doctor seems very good

Mar 12, 2020
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Dr. Thomas was great throughout my entire care plan.

Feb 25, 2020
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Dr Thomas was amazing,attentive and very professional as well as made me comfortable and knowledge is power and she helped to empower me with critical decisions on my complete shoulder replacement, as I will be moving forward with this surgery due to her helping me understand my arthritis.... thanks Dr Thomas

Feb 24, 2020
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my only comment is that my husband and I did have to wait quite a while. it was unusual for this office. Todd was great. Nicky was great. front desk amazingly kind and competent.

Feb 24, 2020
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I appreciated the conversation and attention from Xray tech and physician assistant as well as from Dr. Thomas

Feb 11, 2020
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I'm always treated well by all staff at this clinic! I'm very pleased.

Feb 6, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is highly professional and knowledgeable. Listens to and answers all my questions. She is encouraging and provides easy to understand directions and goals for my recovery from surgery. A+

Feb 4, 2020
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Dr Thomas always takes time to answer any questions relating to past/present/future treatment or expectations in clear and concise language. She is also very responsive to MyChart messages.

Feb 3, 2020
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First visit - went well.

Feb 3, 2020
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so far all goodsurgery is next week

Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Thomas is very nice as a person polite talking nice attitude - understanding person clear tone =

Jan 9, 2020
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Great experience. Great doctors & staff.

Jan 7, 2020
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Dr. Thomas was very thoughtful, detailed & approached. Her bedside manner was impeccable. She was able to listen and articulate answers on all levels to her audience. She went above & beyond most providers!

Jan 6, 2020
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wait time exceeded a half an hour. also my AVS Fire this visit only says why I was there but does not give a full explanation of findings. I find that difficult because it's not easy to recall all the information discussed especially when an unexpected outcome to a procedure was not known prior to my visit. all the avs says is S/P arthroscopy if left shoulder. this doesn't give me any of the information that was shared by the doctor.

Jan 6, 2020
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Always looking forward to visits at this doctor's office. Everyone is helpful a

Dec 30, 2019
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all good

Dec 9, 2019
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incredible experience with Dr Thomas and her entire staff. it is clear from the beginning that her office works as a cohesive team with one goal to get their patients better and provide best care possible. Dr Thomas and Raquel showed true compassion and professionalism. I could go on and on. of there was ever a group that deserved extra accolades it would be this excellent team. thank you

Dec 3, 2019
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I was told to come early to my preop visit. I use crutches and it is difficult to stand. When I arrived, the front door was locked and there was not any place to sit down in the hall. The closest place to sit was many doors down in the ladies bathroom. It would be great to have a place to sit other than the bathroom when the front door is locked.

Dec 3, 2019
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All good!

Nov 26, 2019
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Excellent provider. Very precise, knowledgeable and communicates well. Have had a very positive experience at every appointment with this provider and staff.

Nov 25, 2019
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It was a pleasant and professional visit that took about an hour. I was quite happy with the overall experience.

Nov 18, 2019
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Dr Thomas is so easy to speak with on complicated issues. I appreciate her thoroughness and willingness to give the time for such a discussion. My condition provides some very difficult questions needing to be answered.

Nov 14, 2019
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After the visit Dr. Thomas rushed to the next patient without providing the shoulder excises I had requested. I waited, hoping she would soon be finished with the next patient. Eventually, I had to leave, so I requested the staff person to mail them to me. I received them in a few days with additional Therabands included. So all turned out well.

Oct 28, 2019
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The front desk intake person was extremely thorough. She asked me a question about my preferences on the status of remaining tissues from surgery should they ever exist and would I be willing to donate them to science. I have never had anyone ask me this and surely it should be asked of patients much more often (consider the case of Henrietta Laks!!!)

Oct 17, 2019
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Dr. Kristen Thomas, has been excellent with information and care for my injury. Also her staff has been the same would highly recommend her to anyone with a similar injury.

Oct 14, 2019
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Everyone is always friendly & professional!

Oct 8, 2019
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The doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Also, the follow-up from the staff was great. I wish I would have asked more questions and that she would have explained things a little more thoroughly.

Oct 7, 2019
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Dr. Thomas did my shoulder replacement. As far as I'm concerned she walks on water.

Oct 7, 2019
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Dr. Thomas listened and explained very well. I understood my problem better, and she treated me with a cortisone (?) shot. or rather, her p.a. did! anyway, Dr. Thomas answered all my questions and explained my condition clearly and effectively. She was cheerful and competent.

Oct 3, 2019
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Dr. Thomas and everyone who works in her office (assistants, nurse, receptionist, xray) is exceptionally nice. Always friendly and helpful.

Oct 1, 2019
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I'm Medicaid so my appts are very short & my options limited. Dr. Thomas is an excellent physician and even though our time together is always rushed, she gives me equal respect & care & we're so lucky she takes Medicaid patients.

Sep 30, 2019
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Wait times are too long. If I had been 30 min late for this appointment I would have been asked to reschedule! I realize that the physician has little control over some situations however not being informed by staff or anyone as to the nature of the delay (not to mention no apology from the physician) tells me my time is less valuable than theirs. Communication would go a long way here. Why is this so prevalent in our society? Once the physician was in the room I did feel like she gave me her full attention but waiting so long creates Frustration before my appointment even begins!!! All patients want is to feel their time is valuable to. Is that so hard?

Sep 24, 2019
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dr Thomas and her team are outstanding....my recovery from rotator cuff surgery has been on target.

Sep 23, 2019
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I have complete confidence in Dr. Kristen Thomas in her medical skills

Aug 27, 2019
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Calming and respectful of my fears. Explained surgery pictures in layman's terms. Dr. Thomas was incredible.

Jul 30, 2019
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EVERYONE in the office seems happy and upbeat, from reception to physician. They are thorough and professional at all times. They were helpful and encouraging. My physician explain everything in excellent details. She listened carefully to all my questions and concerns.

Jul 29, 2019
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Still confused about the procedure that she recommended.

Jul 23, 2019
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Dr. Thomas appears to be an extremely knowledgeable and skilled physician and surgeon.

Jul 23, 2019
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Doctor Thomas and her team were professional, respectful and provided a very pleasant experience. I have white coat syndrome from a couple past hospital experiences and they made this experience as nice as possible.

Jul 9, 2019
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Dr. Thomas was outstanding and everything I had expected. What I really liked was that she got right to the point and addressed my issue quickly. Terrific!!

Jul 2, 2019
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only negative was a long wait between seeing the PA and the doctor. Someone should have checked in. But still a positive experience.

Jun 20, 2019
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I had a great visit at this location. The front office staff are some of the best I've encountered!

Jun 18, 2019
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Dr. Thomas explained the condition of my shoulders and showed and described x-rays of both shoulders. She gave options for treatment and gave me information about surgery.

Jun 18, 2019
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Physician and all support staff were pleasant and attentive. Always felt I was receiving high quality, individual care.

Jun 18, 2019
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by far the quickest medical visit I've experienced, and everyone was beyond friendly, helpful, and fun. thank you!

Jun 11, 2019
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Dr. Thomas was attentive, respectful, informative and easy to understand.
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