Kristen Thomas, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Elbow surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Languages:

English, Interpreters available for other languages

Gender:

Female

Affiliations:

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.

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     81 Ratings     40 Comments

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

Jan 10, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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Wait time to see provider was a hour

Nov 17, 2022
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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
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Dr. Thomas is very thoughtful, communicative, and thorough. With my upcoming surgery I believe I am in great hands.

Nov 15, 2022
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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
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Only complaint is how long it took to get an actual appt. It was about 3 MONTHS.

Nov 10, 2022
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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
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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
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I'm ever have good experience in all my appointments thank you for your service.

Oct 4, 2022
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Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable.

Sep 6, 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The majority of the visit was with the physician assistant. Both were excellent.

Jun 16, 2022
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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
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She showed me the MRI and described the damage and options. She listened and gave thorough commentary.

Jun 9, 2022
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Good

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

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

May 19, 2022
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Had no bad experience at all. Love my Team

May 17, 2022
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Very friendly staff and doctor. I arrived early for my appt., checked in and was called back after about 15minutes and I thought grest so they are seeing me early. But I ended up staying in a room for from 9:45 - 11:30 before the doctor came in and I spent 15 mins with her. So l never left until 11:45 almost until 12 noon. So I was there in a room for almost 2 hours. The dr was really nice, answered all my questions and her asst that gave me my injection was super nice also. But I never thought as a new patient that I would be left in a toom that long. I came out and everyone that was in the waiting room was gone. The waiting room was empty.Also the asst that gave me my injection said oh you have been here all morning. I said yes I have. Mine you I was there at 9:30 or 940 a.m., my appt was at 10:30 but they asked me to be there by 10 a.m.Overall other than the hours I spent there just waiting, everyone was nice.

May 12, 2022
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Great info on possible surgery needs.

May 12, 2022
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All good, clear and detailed information.

May 10, 2022
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Dr. Thomas and her assistant Raquel are absolutely wonderful and very efficient health providers. They are doing it right and I have nothing but praise for them.

May 10, 2022
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Great team environment. Excellent responses to any questions. I did not feel rushed. Team took time to show me how to wear/apply post-op equipment. Dr. Answered all questions, said to call any time if we had more. Felt we were in very good hands.

May 5, 2022
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She answered my questions and helped me set goals for continuing recovery

May 3, 2022
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Thank you!

Apr 26, 2022
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Wait time was minimal. X-Ray service was great. No waiting. Was also seen for injection by the PA who is also familiar with my history and was as good s as could be giving the ( painful) injection

Apr 14, 2022
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Dr. Kristen Thomas knows what she is doing, and does it well.

Mar 1, 2022
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Had to make an appointment they gave me the list but didn't circle the phone# to call to make the appointment. I called the office left a message and within 20 min I got a call back with the info.

Feb 24, 2022
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Dr. Thomas and her team are great and very professional. They have provided awesome medical advice and support and always made sure I understand my condition and the procedure that will be done. I think she has a lot of experience.

Feb 22, 2022
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I have seen Dr. Thomas several times because of a torn rotator cuff. Always came away feeling the doctor gave me accurate and useful diagnosis. She always took time to explain and listen to me. At times I could tell she was busy and behind schedule but never felt I was "short changed" after my visit.

Feb 15, 2022
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Everyone I encounter at this office is simply terrific! The receptionist is so kind and organized. The nurse is personable and really listens. Dr. Thomas and PA have given me GREAT care. I have referred them many times. They are data based, clear, reassuring, and actively guide me with detailed plans.

Feb 15, 2022
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She offered options and likely surgical processes.

Feb 10, 2022
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Good outcome and interactive care

Feb 10, 2022
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Always felt I was getting the very best shoulder care in our city. And I did refer Dr. Thomas to a friend and I know he feels the same admiration for her as I
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