Legacy Health Partners

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

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 115 RATINGS & 55 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Devers Eye Institute

  • 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 200
    Building 2, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-3049
  • 503-413-8202
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Legacy Devers Eye Institute-Memorial Eye Clinic

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: https://www.legacyhealth.org/for-health-professionals/legacy-research-institute/Scientists/Kinast.

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

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4.9 out of 5     115 Ratings     55 Comments

Sep 14, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr Kinast for over 10 years. Eight years ago, he removed cataracts in both eyes. Since then my vision has greatly improved and I have had no problems. I am a diabetic and this is a yearly part of my health care routine. I am so pleased with the results of my surgery and how well I can see now.

Sep 14, 2021
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Once in exam room and technician was done with eye exam it took quite a bit of time for dr to come in to finish up my appointment

Aug 31, 2021
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Love Dr. Kinast. He's professional, friendly and helpful in all ways.

Aug 26, 2021
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Lots of wait time.

Aug 26, 2021
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Love using Legacy Good Sam Providers!

Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Kinast was knowledgeable, thorough, reassuring and personable... couldn't have asked for more!

Aug 23, 2021
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Dr. Kinast was very helpful and informative. I am confident that my eye problems are in good hands.

Aug 19, 2021
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First impression - staff did not present as professional - No patient education for cataract surgery -

Aug 19, 2021
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Caring and patient

Aug 17, 2021
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Communication through Legacy Messaging app. - Not phone, question needs to be re-worded.

Aug 10, 2021
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Dr. Kinast has always been wonderful!

Jul 22, 2021
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Dr. Kinast approached a difficult cataract surgery with great preparation and excellent communication!

Jul 22, 2021
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Had a temporary blurring in left eye and not clearly explained why I had this or if anyone knows??? Also very high blood pressure spike???

Jul 22, 2021
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Dr Kinast is wonderful doctor who takes care of me very well!

Jul 20, 2021
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He's a great eye doctor.

Jul 20, 2021
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Good experience. The ophthalmology tech, Austin, was very pleasant & thorough. Dr. Kinast was very reassuring and also thorough.

Jul 20, 2021
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Good

Jul 19, 2021
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Everyone I encountered during my visit were very helpful, kind courteous and helpful. Vanessa went out of her way to ensure I was ok during check-in -helping me to arrange all the follow up appointments.she seems to genuinely care. Also during my examination everyone was very considerate of my dizziness and my concern about losing my balance. I am not sure I have her name correct, but Irena was wonderful. She was incredibly patient, listened to my needs and was so kind.

Jul 19, 2021
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I'm very pleased with all services provided by Devers Eye Institute. I see Dr. Kinast for routine follow up re: ophthalmology procedures and conditions.

Jul 15, 2021
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My visit with this provider was for a second opinion. I was very satisfied with his manner and the information he gave me. I was quite impressed that he referred me to a colleague with more experience in the particular surgery I would require.

Jul 13, 2021
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No problems.

Jul 12, 2021
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I was unable to think of questions re: unexpected medical problem. Dr. Kinast encouraged me to come back for a second visit where patient problems following surgery were explained to me as well as various surgical options.

Jun 28, 2021
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I had a very helpful and professional experience.

Jun 22, 2021
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everyone was absolutely wonderful during my visit on [date removed]. I would like to applaud the technicians who were kind and thoughtful

Jun 21, 2021
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Very professional, a little distant. But that's ok.

Jun 21, 2021
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Dr. Kinast is an excellent doctor who did both eyes for cataract surgery.I repeatedly recommend him to others, giving him the highest recommendation.Several people I know have also had him do their cataract surgery with excellent things to say.

Jun 15, 2021
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I'm completely satisfied with excellent care before, during and following the two procedures. Dr. Kinast, every RN and anesthesiologist - everyone served, helped me very well.

Jun 1, 2021
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Doesn't everyone love Dr. Kinast?

May 27, 2021
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Always greets me with respect and answers all my questions.

May 17, 2021
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This appointment was for a vision problem. When I checked In the staff was professional but getting to the correct office was a tour of the building. after close to half an hour or so a person from the doctor office and I met, she had spent the same time looking for me. otherwise the care was professional

May 17, 2021
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waited for 1/2 hour between tech eye exam and Doctor coming to examine me in a room with the door closed. Someone should have told me that the wait would be that long or at least come to check me every 10 minutes. I got worried while waiting and thought that they forgot about me.

Apr 29, 2021
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Except for the 40 minute wait, a good experience.

Apr 20, 2021
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He is knowledgeable and able to explain things so I understand. He is friendly and professional. He listens to my whole question before he answers. He is quick but I never feel "rushed out the door." He takes care of me but is aware there is another person in the waiting room. I don't feel hurried.

Apr 20, 2021
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A good amount of time was open & with me. My questions were answered.

Apr 20, 2021
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Doctors and nurses were knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

Apr 15, 2021
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always a pleasure to see Dr Kinast

Apr 5, 2021
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Dr. Kinast is a very conscientious, caring person. He listens and carefully explains what he will be doing and asks if there are questions. Lovely man!!

Mar 25, 2021
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just a few minutes over 15 minute wait. after that smooth sailing

Mar 18, 2021
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Always listens.

Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Kinast was informative, patient and knowledgeable. However he was 45 minutes late to see me. That's the only negative aspect of this visit.

Feb 25, 2021
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Was a good experience - Very professional.

Feb 22, 2021
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Dr. Kinast is always professional and explains things in detail.

Jan 26, 2021
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Waited an hour and a half for my appointment.

Jan 26, 2021
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All caregivers were patient, concerned, and polite. I was never rushed and all concerns were addressed. Austin and Dr. Kinast are the best.

Jan 18, 2021
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I've had Dr Kinast for a long time & trust him very much & he will be doing my cataract surgery. Good Doctor

Jan 12, 2021
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Scheduling put one of the techs at a problem, scheduling two patients at the same time. That cause my wait to be 35 minutes

Jan 7, 2021
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The assistant was excellent! Very friendly, answered questions and was patient, very impressed with everyone including Dr. Kinast.

Jan 5, 2021
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Dr. Kinast is the BEST as he listens so well and explains any question that I have in detail which I appreciate. He is an asset to your medical team.

Jan 4, 2021
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Always look forward to interacting with Dr. Kinast who has a caring demeanor and is interested in my whole health, not just my eyes.

Dec 14, 2020
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is my biggest problem was The doctor where is always very late. One time he was 45 minutes late and yesterday he was 20 minutes late.

Dec 1, 2020
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Getting prescriptions filled were a problem. Whether this is caused by the Old Town Pharmacy or the eye clinic or communication between both is unknown.

Nov 30, 2020
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Waiting room time was longer than usual, complicated by a fire alarm that required moving to another room.

Nov 12, 2020
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He is a great dr.

Oct 29, 2020
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I felt great about the 2 technicians I saw, as well as Dr. Kinast's thorough examination and description of his concerns, etc. in regards to my eyes and my sight. Great experience.

Oct 26, 2020
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Dr. Kinast really impressed me with his medical knowledge and his methodology and also his social manners (the same applies to his staff).
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