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 ( 120 RATINGS & 54 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     120 Ratings     54 Comments

Dec 21, 2021
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Staff and Dr were excellent

Nov 18, 2021
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First real eye check up - I have had glaucoma & macular for years. Have been recommended to retina spec. Thank you for having great drs.

Oct 28, 2021
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Friendly Dr, knowledgeable, good communicator, quite helpful. Answered all my questions and Addressed All my concerns. Good guy. Good visit.

Oct 28, 2021
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Dr. Kinast understands my conditions and was clear in how he discussed treatments. He is thorough and I never feel rushed. His optician was also excellent.

Oct 25, 2021
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Very professional and efficient

Oct 18, 2021
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Dr Kinast is a concerned doctor & I respect & trust him!

Oct 18, 2021
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Dr. Kinast gave me his full attention despite a very busy schedule. He was calm deliberate and reassuring in his exam of my eyes. He gave clear explanation of my condition and sound recommendations for next steps. I feel extremely well cared for.

Oct 14, 2021
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As a new patient to the clinic and to Legacy, it could have been much better. My original appointment had to be rescheduled and I was told by the schedulers they could only send me information about where to go and when to be there through the mail. I still have not received my appointment information and it was yesterday. Basically I was only able to find it because I got an automated confirmation call that I happened to answer and it told me the provider's name. Then I had to search for the provider on the Internet and figure out what location he sees patients. Upon arrival I was asked to digitally sign three forms but was not offered the information that I was agreeing to have received. When I asked for a copy of what I was signing for I was given a copy of my signature but not the documents it said I was offered. When I asked the clerk about this she said it was posted all over the lobby. Then the clerk and their coworker had to dig through a couple of desk drawers to try and find the pamphlets that I had been asked to acknowledge receipt of, although I had not even been offered them. Unacceptable!! I realize most people will sign things and not ask about it but it should NOT be my responsibility to have to ask for it, especially when it is my health that is on my mind and not my privacy or my patient rights. Additionally the waiting area filled up quickly and there was physically not enough room to maintain a safe social distance as recommended by the public health officials. My experience with the provider was awesome! My experience with Legacy left me feeling like a commodity. Thank you asking.

Oct 4, 2021
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Sweet staff, excellent care

Sep 30, 2021
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Dr. KINAST is great. Professional and easy to talk to. I trust that he is giving the best eyesight I can have for as long as I can. And that is a big responsibility to out in someone. I'm depending on him for my eyesight.

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.
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