Kristen Thomas
Legacy Health Partners

Kristen Thomas, MD

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Orthopedic Surgery, Board-certified
  • My Areas of Focus:

    Elbow surgery, Shoulder Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 81 RATINGS & 36 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group - Orthopedics

  • 2222 N.W. Lovejoy St., Suite 419
    Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5102
  • 503-413-4488
  • 503-413-1812
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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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     81 Ratings     36 Comments

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

Jan 12, 2022
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I feel confidence that the surgeon will take good care of me.

Jan 6, 2022
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Dr Thomas is excellent re patient care as she displays empathetic, concern, and explains procedures in clear and understandable details.

Jan 4, 2022
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Excellent care

Dec 16, 2021
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During my 1st appointment, Dr. Thomas took her time with me, and I felt very supported by her; but during my 2nd visit it felt like Dr. Thomas was rushing me, and the documents review felt very pressured.My parents were on speaker phone with inquiries about the procedure, and they too felt the dialogue was significantly rushed and short. All other staff took their time, were very inviting, and closed the door softly. However, Dr. Thomas appeared to leave out abrupty and closed the door hard, after we notified her about a possibly rescheduling my surgery date, following her advice to discuss it with her staff.

Dec 9, 2021
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Everyone in the office is upbeat and helpful to me

Dec 2, 2021
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Dr. Thomas did a great job explaining my upcoming surgery and answered my questions. She wanted to make sure I felt confident going into surgery.

Dec 2, 2021
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As always, Dr. Thomas is so good at explaining procedures, answering questions and being present. Her demeanor inspires confidence in her care.
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