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 ( 100 RATINGS & 53 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     100 Ratings     53 Comments

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.

Nov 30, 2021
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She can s the best

Nov 16, 2021
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DR. Thomas apologized for being late and very respectful. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help.

Nov 11, 2021
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My visit was smooth and fast. Got X-Rayed, got bad news, got Cortizone shot and left office, total time less than 90 minutes.

Nov 11, 2021
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Dr Thomas always is current on my shoulder status, explains what I need to do next, what she is going to tell my PT to have me do, is direct, checks on my understanding and is very competent to help me achieve my goals for recovery. I am very pleased with my experience with her and her team!!!

Nov 9, 2021
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Spent time with me & answered all my questions no matter how small or "trivial" -I so appreciated not being "rushed" through system/visit.

Nov 4, 2021
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I was very pleased with the care I was given. The cortisone shot I received and really helped alleviate pain. Dr. Thomas was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. I'm looking forward to being under her care and returning to a normal life.

Nov 2, 2021
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Great doctor and very helpful!

Nov 2, 2021
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Quick response from Dr. Upon my after visit electronic messages, including further options for me. I wasn't as clear as could be during initial visit and that caused some re-work. Very satisfied with Dr.

Oct 21, 2021
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She is very good in her speciality. If I were to move to a different state and need her speciality again I would come back to Oregon first before allowing someone else to help me. Dr. Thomas is one of only a few that I can say that about!

Oct 19, 2021
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Dr Thomas was professional,helpful and nice. I would recommend her to anyone.

Oct 14, 2021
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Dr. Thomas made me feel very confident and eased my concerns by explaining everything very clearly in detail in regard to my upcoming surgery . I felt important as a patient.She gave me the opportunity to ask any questions,express concerns... Without feeling rushed or like I was just another number/body.

Oct 12, 2021
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Dr. Thomas was very thorough in her examination, ordered proper tests and shared them with me when we talked about my issues. She listened to my questions and answered them entirely to my satisfaction.

Oct 12, 2021
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They were great!

Oct 7, 2021
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Dr Thomas was kind, listened to my concerns and addressed all issues clearly.

Oct 7, 2021
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This was an initial visit concerning a shoulder injury. I was well received, listened to and a plan for moving forward to complete diagnosis was created. I look forward to working toward a final decision on the best path for my situation and have full confidence in Dr Thomas.

Oct 5, 2021
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Dr Thomas is the very best in her specialty. I revere and respect her judgement and skill based on my past experience with her. She is the best!

Sep 28, 2021
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My doctors have been very thorough with questioning and have answered all of my questions clearly.

Sep 14, 2021
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I love my Dr. I now have a working shoulder.

Sep 14, 2021
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Dr Thomas is friendly, clear speaking and answers all my questions. She is very knowledgeable in her field.

Sep 7, 2021
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Great year-later checkup after shoulder replacement surgery in 2021

Sep 2, 2021
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Dr Thomas is great at explaining what's going on and I would use her anytime I need an orthopedic surgeon. Kudos Dr Thomas

Sep 1, 2021
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Dr. Thomas is easy to talk to. She reviewed my medical history and scans before performing an examination. She had additional x-rays taken of my right shoulder, and then shared her diagnosis and prognosis. Her explanation was clear and she answered my questions. Dr. Thomas is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. I have trust in Dr. Thomas.

Aug 19, 2021
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Diagnosed and recommended surgery without MRI. 3 months to get MRI resulting in different approach.

Aug 19, 2021
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The entire off, from the receptionist, nurse, doctor, X-ray technician and everyone else was extremely friendly and helpful!

Aug 12, 2021
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Dr.Kristen Thomas was great! She takes her time to listens and explains things in a manner you would understand. She's approachable and very professional.

Aug 11, 2021
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Doc and entire staff very professional, kind, caring, competent.

Aug 5, 2021
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Dr Thomas is wonderful caring person

Jul 28, 2021
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Dr. Thomas was very attentive to what I needed. She addressed my health needs with excellence and thoroughly answered my questions. I have the utmost confidence in her skills and knowledge.

Jul 22, 2021
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In my [age removed] years, this was probably the most impressive physician I have ever visited. Everything in her office was on time, procedures done with staff showed exceptional competency, and Dr. Thomas herself was quite awesome. I gained an appointment within one week. In that very short window, Dr. Thomas had a comprehensive knowledge of my complex current medical history, ordered X-rays that were taken with results that seemed to take only 5-minues and she entered the exam room fully prepared. She completely explained my injury and showed me the X-ray, and then gave me her diagnosis and treatment plan with options for me to decide. I was able to make an immediate decision, the plan was implemented on the spot and within two hours, my 4-week long pain was gone. I immediately stopped all of my pain meds and now 24-hours after my visit, I am still pain-free. Dr. Thomas is an extraordinary physician and it was my very good fortune to have been referred to her from Legacy Rehabilitation Services.

Jul 7, 2021
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Excellent doctor and staff
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