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 ( 105 RATINGS & 38 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     105 Ratings     38 Comments

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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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 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).

Oct 13, 2020
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Had called 3 times for appointment for eye check up, someone just told me to leave message, but nobody called back. After a month, I had to go to the office to make appointment.

Sep 29, 2020
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waiting time too long. I waited more than 45 minutes before the provider showed up and spent about 15 minutes for consultation.

Sep 15, 2020
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Dr. Kinast is kind & excellent physician.

Sep 15, 2020
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always on time

Sep 8, 2020
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friendly competent doctorI see him every year

Aug 17, 2020
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Except for having to wait appx. 30 minutes past the appointment time, it was a informative and pleasant experience.

Aug 13, 2020
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always professional and concerned

Jul 27, 2020
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I like the professionalism. Everyone seems to be caring and have made sure our needs are met the best they can. It seems that is is very organized and they know what thee duties require.
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