Robert Kinast, MD

Patient Rating:

4.7 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Glaucoma; Ophthalmology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Cataract Surgery, Medical and Laser Treatment of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Comprehensive Eye Exams


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Good Samaritan Medical Center

About Me:

Dr. Kinast is the Residency Site Director and Associate Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at Devers. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU and past winner of the Casey Eye Residency Faculty Teaching Award. His research focuses include medication adherence, medical devices, medication compounding, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Kinast’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Glaucoma Society (AGS). He is developing a smart eye drop adherence monitor with engineers from Oregon State University. He was awarded an AGS Mentoring for the Advancement of Physician Scientists Award based on an innovative eye drop delivery aid and eye drop bottle. His team has won an OHSU Biomedical Innovation Program Award for a novel tube implant. Further information on Dr. Kinast is available here:

Training: Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Kinast is a glaucoma sub-specialist and anterior segment surgeon at Legacy Devers Eye Institute. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Inteflex Program (combined B.A./M.D. program) in Ann Arbor, followed by internship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He completed sub-specialty training in glaucoma at Legacy Devers Eye Institute and OHSU Casey Eye Institute.
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Publication: JAMA Ophthalamology, Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Glaucoma, Journal of Glaucoma

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.7 out of 5.0

  May 4, 2023
All good

  Apr 25, 2023
The doctor/surgeon I have been seeing was out with a baby. Sadly I've found out he is actually leaving soon. This is the first time I see the other doctor and I felt like a number, not much concern for my concerns and was really just trying to get out of the room. Not sure if he's feeling pressure due to lack of bandwidth tri try doctor Robins being out but the difference was night and day. It wasn't the best experience for me with dr kinast

  Apr 20, 2023
My recent appt was a pre-op for cataract surgery. I'm very comfortable with proceeding to have this surgery because of the detailed medical & procedural attention while giving me needed preparatory advice: answering my questions re: procedures and follow-up.

  Apr 18, 2023
Caring and professional care.

  Apr 4, 2023
All good.

  Apr 3, 2023
I received accurate, but upsetting, news regarding the progression of a cataract from the assistant. Because this is a special clinic for vision, I feel the assistant didn't seem alert to my feeling of shock. My doctor recommended surgery, a big deal for me. In fairness, I generally try to stay upbeat, which camouflages my distress. I think the assistant should have waited and let the physician tell me how badly my cataract had progressed.

  Mar 21, 2023
Excellent doctor & place thank you.

  Mar 21, 2023
Awful front desk communications Felt absolutely disrespected Waited over 1 hour to be seen - was told only :30Had a nursing baby at home waiting

  Mar 21, 2023
I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Kinast. He is an excellent Dr.

  Mar 16, 2023

  Mar 16, 2023
Thanks to Dr. Kinast and his Tech Brian

  Mar 16, 2023
Dr. Kinast and his team provide excellent care of me before, during and after my cataract surgery. The Good Sam team that worked with Dr.Kinast were excellent as well. I was apprehensive about the procedure and they were very kind and helpful so I didn't stress out so bad. Now that I know what to expect when I have the same procedure done on my other eye, I will be very comfortable, no stress. I'm looking forward to getting my other eye repaired. Both Dr. Kinast and his teams are awesome. I know they have my best Interests at heart when caring for me and do their very best work. They are a credit to their profession.

  Mar 16, 2023
Excellent job and great personality

  Mar 14, 2023
Over half an hour waiting. Dr seemed rushed where he never has been before.

  Mar 9, 2023
Doctor was terrific. His nurse/assistant underestimated all waiting times, "Sit for 30 minutes, and I'll check your eye pressure." (Nearly an hour went by.) "Sorry!" "I'll be back in 3 minutes." (15 minutes went by.) "Sorry!" I got tired of Sorry'.

  Mar 9, 2023
Dr is very knowledgeable and helpful. The only bad experience is the long 45 minute wait in the waiting room. And the long wait seems to be the usual as my last 3 visits were all exceedingly long, 40 minutes to an hour.

  Mar 7, 2023
Excellent optical techs supporting Dr Kinast..

  Feb 13, 2023
Just the very finest Dr. He does a great job for me. Thanks.

  Feb 6, 2023
Dr. Kinast and staff have always been courteous and helpful w/any questions I may have.

  Feb 6, 2023
Everything went fine.

  Jan 31, 2023
Dr Kinast is a very empathic and competent professional

  Jan 24, 2023
They were very helpful with me my questions and concerns very passionate

  Jan 24, 2023
I felt I was in capable, experienced hands.

  Jan 10, 2023
Dr Kinast is an amazing eye surgeon and I have complete confidence in his ability and knowledge of the best care for my eye health.

  Jan 9, 2023
Given great care and treated with courtesy.

  Dec 8, 2022
Great people. Professional and friendly.

  Dec 5, 2022
Dr Kinast is very good to work with. I enjoy my yearly visit.

  Dec 1, 2022
Doctor Kinast is very personable and has a very nice bedside manner shown at my surgery. He genuinely cares about his patients.

  Nov 29, 2022
All around good dr. Made me feel comfortable during the visit.

  Oct 25, 2022
I feel very confident with dr k a great dr and person.

  Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Kinast not only provided me with excellent care, but also had EDUCATED me (with patience) of the seriousness of my glaucoma condition. Thank you Dr. Kinast.

  Oct 17, 2022
Very very happy with Legacy, especially the Valet parking, It helps so muchn with navigating going to the doctor. The valets are very very kind and helpful

  Oct 13, 2022
Wait time was not good.

  Oct 10, 2022
Very competent with great concern for patient

  Oct 6, 2022
Didn't have enough time to ask question.

  Oct 6, 2022
He seems to be in a hurry.

  Sep 26, 2022
I had a good visit thank u

  Sep 20, 2022

  Sep 8, 2022
The woman I saw that works with the doctor was amazing and makes it comfortable

  Aug 22, 2022
Provider is an excellent communicator and knowledgeable in his specialty.

  Aug 18, 2022
Always a pleasure to see Dr Kinast

  Aug 18, 2022
Way too long of office wait for preop, over an hour. Crazy. I know they are busy and want to help many but this was a bit muc. Survey was for postop which was handled very kindly by Dr. Kinast.

  Aug 11, 2022
Dr. Kinast saw me immediately once we were aware of a serious problem. Addressed the condition quickly and with expertise. I am very grateful for his assistance especially with such short notice.

  Aug 9, 2022
Dr. Kinast is very professional and very nice.

  Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Robert Kinast was thorough in his exam and treatment plan. He saw me for a chemical burn to my right eye. He explained the results & treatment plan and patiently answered all my questions. Plan: follow up appointment in 2-3 weeks.

  Aug 1, 2022
Good experience.

  Jul 28, 2022
As expected

  Jun 23, 2022
Great provider, but I had to wait several months to get the appt... that was too long! What can be done about this??

  Jun 21, 2022
I see a few other providers at Legacy & pleased with all of them. This was my first visit with Dr. Kinast - I transferred from a different clinic outside Legacy. The visit for existing conditions went well, being our first visit with incomplete records.

  Jun 6, 2022
I always find this staff and the dr. to be professional and pleasant to deal with. They all act interested to hear the details and ask follow-up questions. Much appreciated.

  Jun 6, 2022
Beginning with check-in, my interactions with every clinic staff member I encountered during my visit were 100% cordial and professional. Not to get too mushy or anything, but I feel fortunate that I lucked out getting assigned to Dr, Kinast for cataract removal. It's a comfort to feel confident about the competence of someone who's going to be poking sharp objects in and around one's eyes, don't you know. ;}