Robert Kinast, MD

Specialist
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
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Male
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5    81 Ratings    42 Comments

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Legacy Devers Eye Institute

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 200 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-8202

Legacy Devers Eye Institute-Memorial Eye Clinic

1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 168 Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-8202

About Me:

Dr. Kinast is the Associate Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at Devers. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Casey Eye Institute at OHSU and a 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 via NIH grant support. 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. He also won an OHSU Biomedical Innovation Program Award for a novel tube implant. He has 7 patents pending. Prior to medicine, Dr. Kinast studied the anthropology of religion at Oxford University and worked in business strategy consulting.

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 then remained at Devers on faculty.
Year I Started Practice: 2012
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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4.8 out of 5     81 Ratings     42 Comments

Dec 13, 2018
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I'm glad to be a patient of Dr. Kinast. He's very competent, professional in a friendly manner, & responds to my comments quickly and thoughtfully.

Nov 26, 2018
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I believe that Dr. Kinast is one of the most professional, skilled, and gracious physicians that I have encountered. I am very fortunate that he is on my health care team.

Nov 13, 2018
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Very much thorough eye exam was provided. Very kindness.

Nov 1, 2018
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It had been a very long time (20 years) since I had last seen an ophthalmologist, as I have not experienced any visual problems. My primary care physician recommended this visit, and it was definitely comforting to know my vision is in good shape!

Oct 23, 2018
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Everyone in this office is friendly and professional. Always a positive experience!

Oct 18, 2018
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I love Good Sam, have always had good experiences as well as friends and family having good ones. It is my health place of choice even though I live in Vancouver, WA. Good Sam has apparently not put the institutional before the person.

Oct 16, 2018
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Excellent care, thank you.

Oct 15, 2018
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I was very impressed with Dr. Kinast. He noticed that I had a list of questions before I even mentioned it.

Oct 15, 2018
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Trust Dr. Kinast & the staff completely.

Oct 11, 2018
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I have always been extremely satisfied with the care I have received from Dr. Kinast.

Oct 11, 2018
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Eye technician is very friendly and thorough. This would be the tech who performs the eye chart exam and determines what lenses are recommended for reading glasses. Very helpful and courteous.

Oct 2, 2018
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EPIC prescription/drug list is old, inaccurate, and uncorrected by previous corrections, nor correctable by me currently. Many meds were d/c'd three years ago, newer Rx's not listed

Sep 10, 2018
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This appointment took two hours, most of it just waiting. Dr. Kinast was very kind, professional and helpful. However, only 15 minutes of that time was spent with him, and perhaps another 15 minutes with his assistant. It would have been nice to get done with it in an hour.

Sep 4, 2018
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[details deleted to protect privacy] My wife saw Dr. Mansberger last summer, and we were extremely happy with him and Devers. So, for my second surgery, we would not go anywhere else but Devers!

Aug 13, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Kinast by Dr. Pasadhika who has previously address several retinal tears. The referral was to examine me for glaucoma. I have a more extensive examination schedule [details deleted to protect privacy].

Aug 9, 2018
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This was follow up visit (appt.) for another visual field test. Completed the test, but was surprised (and pleased) additional tests (eye pressure & eye roundness) were performed along with dr. visit to discuss results.

Jul 19, 2018
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I am totally satisfied with Dr. Kinast and the care I get from him. He is gentle, attentive and takes time to listen to me. The perfect doctor!

Jul 17, 2018
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This was for a consultation, second opinion for a prior surgery at another hospital. I had a good experience, (love Good Sam) and the Dr. helped me with future options I had not been aware of and were important to know. [details deleted to protect privacy]

Jul 12, 2018
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I had almost an hour wait between the visual field test and seeing the doctor.

Jun 19, 2018
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Dr. Kinast is a very patient, considerate and compassionate provider. He listens, asks questions and is not in a hurry to throw you out of his office.

Jun 19, 2018
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I left after waiting more than an hour past my appointment time. My disability doesn't allow me to hold regular work, but I volunteer with local schools. If I'd stayed until Dr. Kinast could make the time, I would've blown off a critical meeting with one of my schools. My reputation is too important for that. In the future, please make an attempt to honor appointment schedules. I lost four hours of a busy day.

Jun 14, 2018
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. good receptionist who was learning! good tech who was just graduating! as a retired professorI enjoyed seeing people learning for a new career!

Jun 12, 2018
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I was not told my eyes was to be dilated and this resulted in come back a second time.

May 31, 2018
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All services I have received have been excellent. I'm very pleased. Thank you!

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Kinast very thorough, personable, and respectful. Front office respectful when engaging but often lets patient wait while on computer or talking to another office person.

May 29, 2018
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Dr. Kinast was patient and helpful when I was in a poor mental state about my situation and diagnosis, making me feel as comfortable as possible and continuing to provide options to provide my best care.

May 22, 2018
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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Kinast and staff. They are very good to me: professional with a personal touch that I like having grown up [location deleted]. The surgery that Dr. Kinast performed on both my eyes was fast, comfortable with an easy recovery. My eyesight was restored to beyond average 20/20. I see as though I were 20 yrs old again, both distance and close-up vision. My gratitude to all the staff.

May 14, 2018
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The nurse Irena was very knowledgeable answered my questions very well. Also, very kind! She is certainly a keeper!!

May 8, 2018
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called for appointment in reception, I stood and looked, the door was closed and the caller was gone

May 8, 2018
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Very good.

Apr 30, 2018
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This is my eye doctor, many questions not really relevant.

Apr 30, 2018
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Nice doctor.

Apr 24, 2018
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The doctor was very nice, professional and patient. I was very anxious and it put me at ease right away. He answered all my questions and was very clear in his explanations. Would recommend this doctor to my family and friends

Apr 16, 2018
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This was a very successful visit and I was very satisfied with Dr. Kinast's treatment of me.

Mar 19, 2018
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love, love, love Dr. Kinast! He is thorough and a thinker. I feel so comfortable knowing my eyeballs and optic nerve are in his hands! he is the greatest!

Mar 15, 2018
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I had a good visit overall. The intake team did a great job getting all of my information prior to the visit and I even needed to reschedule and that was a positive and convenient experience. I was told to arrive 15 minutes early for my 8:00 appointment, but the staff was in a meeting until 8. I was the first patient there, waited the 15 minutes patiently, but when the office staff arrived other patients were served before me. In the waiting area, the patient care representative closest to the office cannot visualize all of the waiting area or vice versa, so I'm not even certain I was seen. I am flexible and understand making time for staff meetings, but I wouldn't have rushed to get there early just to wait. Paul was exceptional--friendly, personable, and did a great job clinically. I appreciated the expertise of Dr. Kinast and he gave me good instructions for what to do. However, at the end of the appointment I didn't get any conclusion such as "if you continue to have issues please feel free to contact me, here's my card" and I showed myself out so he could stay in the room to document versus being walked to the exit. I had an overall good experience, but hope this feedback helps to make the service even better.

Mar 5, 2018
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I actually learned important information about my health care that no one else had accurately explained. Now that I am aware of how important and what changes are made to the eyes because of uncontrolled blood sugars I will be fart more proactive about my diabetes than anything else that has been explained to me about it.

Feb 13, 2018
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it would be helpful if providers had some background info on patient e.g. level of education, current life situation so they aren't condescending and speak at the level at patient understands. I liked the doctor very much and would go back but he seemed rush and had been running late so I didn't feel comfortable asking additional questions.

Feb 12, 2018
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Dr. Kinast was excellent. He listened to my symptoms and explained the next steps in treatment very well. The office was not well run. It seemed that there was a great deal of confusion between the staff and physicians. The staff ran around looking in the exam room peep holes to find the physicians. Also, at the second floor check out, I was told that "we are a separate clinic up here and you might have to go back downstairs to schedule your follow up appointment." Really?? Also, patients who were waiting to be seen were frequently going up to the receptionist asking "how much longer is my wait and where am I in line to be seen." The office administration needs to work on patient flow, scheduling and the patient experience. It's a good thing that Dr. Kinast was worth putting up with this operational mess of a clinic.

Feb 6, 2018
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Paul was the BEST, he is the best Assistant I have ever worked with. I am interested in perusing a career in this field because of Paul.

Jan 29, 2018
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all is well

Jan 25, 2018
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Everything good except for this and previous visits wait time is excessive.
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