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    97 Ratings    47 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. His team has 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     97 Ratings     47 Comments

Mar 25, 2019
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Everyone I had contact with was friendly, respectful and helpful. This was my first visit to Devers Eye Clinic and I'm looking forward to an ongoing relationship with Dr. Kinast, his assistant and others who work at Devers.

Mar 25, 2019
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What a reassuring pleasure it was to see Dr. Kinast. My last few visits have been to Uptown Optometry on Burnside where I felt hustled the entire visit. The exam was broken up with repeated viewings of frames that I might want to buy. I was urged to buy new glasses, even though my eyes had changed little. While complaining to a neighbor, she recommended Dr. Kinast. He was very professional, explained everything in a reassuring way, and was friendly. I am very grateful!

Mar 5, 2019
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The first thing I noticed at Devers Eye Clinic is that all of the personnel are kind to everyone. That is always reassuring. Dr. Kinast examined my eyes because I have blood spots showing on the back of my eyes, and developing cataracts. Dr. Kinast sent me upstairs for an eye scan. I have a follow-up visit for another scan in 30 days for a comparison. I left feeling like Dr. Kinast will take care of my eyes. I am confident in his services.

Mar 4, 2019
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first experience with Legacy-Devers Eye Institute. I will use them for future needs, like exams, prescriptions etc. technician and Dr Kinast were great.

Feb 26, 2019
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took 3+ hours for a routine eye appointment .. my wife waited for 2 hours for a fields test then for the exam as it was close to 4 pm the ophthalmologist was in a hurry to leave, so did not even dilate her eyes for an annual comprehensive eye exam what a waste of 3 hours! will be looking for a new ophalmologist at another healthcare organization feel free to reach out for additional comments [details deleted to protect privacy]

Feb 25, 2019
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the online record app is useless, the password changes too often and locks me out so I don't use it

Feb 12, 2019
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This is the third time I have been asked to evaluate Dr. Kinast. Fortunately I am quite satisfied with him.

Feb 12, 2019
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all is well.

Feb 4, 2019
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excellent service from Dr. and assistants, however I waited 40 mins in waiting room and 2 exam rooms(please get some more magazines!!) [name deleted to protect privacy], the person who checked me in was very stressed and linear, which came across as uncaring and rude. Other patients were commenting. Again, Dr and his staff fabulous

Feb 4, 2019
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This visit was just yearly eye check. I was so surprised they were able to get me in so quickly. I work for the school district and try to get all appointments on the days that we have off. Thank you!

Jan 31, 2019
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Dr Kinast goes above the call of duty to be helpful.

Jan 29, 2019
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as always as a diabetes patient I have at least a once a year checkup with Dr Kinast.he is both a caring and competent doctorwho is very clear in describing his findings.

Jan 24, 2019
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I was pleased with the treatment at Devers eye clinic. Dr. Kinast is professional, capable and knowledgeable and I would recommend him without hesitation.

Jan 14, 2019
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The experience was good

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 27, 2018
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Friendly and professional staff. Did not seem hectic as other offices.

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.
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