Biography & Education

Biography
Kristin Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., feels her most important role as a physician is to be a source of education, motivation and reassurance for her patients.
 
"Dermatology is a very visual specialty, and patients tend to be more concerned about a condition that they or others can see, even though the condition itself may not be harmful," she explains. "I enjoy taking the time to listen to my patients' concerns and encourage them to take an active role in their own care."
 
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in biochemistry, Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. in immunology before completing her medical degree cum laude at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Following her internship year at Baylor, she completed her dermatology residency at the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, serving as chief resident during her final year.
 
Dr. Stevens is board certified in dermatology. She joined Providence Medical Group in 2003 and has been the Medical Director of PMG Dermatology since 2007. She is active in the local dermatology community, participating regularly in a journal club with her peers. She has served as both Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Oregon Dermatology Society, and volunteers as a clinical assistant professor at the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Dermatology.
 
Dr. Stevens has been listed as one of the Top Doctors in Dermatology by Portland Monthly magazine and has appeared on AM Northwest and other local news programs to talk about skin cancer, sun safety and skin care.
 
In her free time, Dr. Stevens enjoys running, swimming, gardening, reading and travel. She lives with her husband, daughter and son, as well as four tuxedo cats and a Greater Swiss Mountain dog. She is an active participant in the National Charity League Oregon Rose chapter and works regularly with several local non-profit philanthropies throughout the Portland area.
Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
M.D., Ph.D. - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-8999
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Publications

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.7 out of 5 (307 Ratings, 87 Comments)

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02/27/2017
Excellent doctor, treats my precancer now insrtead of wait and see.
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02/22/2017
Very happy with Dr Stevens.
80

02/21/2017
Making this 15 minute appointment was too complicated. I am an existing patient, called in the morning, and after waiting a while on the phone, the person who answered passed me back to someone else who answered and said someone would need to call be back for this appt. i did not get a call back untill the next day. At appt. waited at least 30 minutes after my scheduled time. [...]
90

02/12/2017
Only problem with Dr. Stevens is that it takes months to get an appointment.
80

02/11/2017
Thankful they fit me in that day.
70

02/07/2017
Dr. Stevens was very nice she knew her stuff, she was in such a hurry and I already had to wait to long to see her. I liked her a lot and I would go back or call with questions if needed.
100

02/07/2017
As usual, pleasant, knowledgeable, professional
90

01/31/2017
It was 3 months to see this provider. That to me is to long.
100

01/29/2017
I had a great experience
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01/24/2017
Dr. Stevens is always thorough, professional, and attentive to all of my concerns.
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01/24/2017
I have never had a bad experience with Dr. Stevens
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01/18/2017
Dr. Stevens is 1st class. I'd recommend her for anyone.
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01/17/2017
I don't think there is enough privacy in the front end of the visit. While sitting in the waiting room, I could hear private information regarding other patients.
90

01/16/2017
I appreciated being able to get in to see Dr. Stevens relatively quickly.
90

01/15/2017
Only one prescription made it electronically. Once I got through the phone tree, was able to speak with the MA to get the 2nd one to my pharmacy.
100

01/10/2017
Dr. Stevens was familiar with my health problem. She knew exactly what my problem was and took preventative measures to treat my issue. She was efficient during my visit.
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01/10/2017
Dr. Stevens is very caring!!!
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01/09/2017
As a first time patient I felt comfortable and felt the staff and doctor very competent.
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01/03/2017
I have recommended Dr. Stephens to several friends and family. I appreciate her "human-ness" and the way she always makes me feel comfortable.
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12/11/2016
Took a lot of time with me, addressed all skin abnormalities and read over the new medical records I provided from outside Providence.
100

12/06/2016
Dr. Stevens is absolutely the best!
40

11/27/2016
my appointment was at 4.15. finished at 5 pm. The nurse did not give me any verbal instructions, gave me something to read at home instead. when I left the exam room the lights in the reception area were off [...]
100

11/25/2016
I am pleased with Dr, Stevens [...]
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11/23/2016
Dr. Stevens clearly enjoys what she does and relates very well to her patients. Her competence is demonstrated in every aspect of her care which immeadiately puts the patient at ease.
70

11/13/2016
I let the provider know that I could feel pain when she was taking the biopsy. she said no, you should be numb. Then when she was cauterizing, I was flinching and said that hurts. she said almost done. Then stated something about me having some red hair, and the numbing was warring off fast.
100

11/13/2016
My only negative thoughts about this appointment is that I had to make it 5 months in advance. Meanwhile, I went elsewhere to take care of the immediate problem that was of concern at the time I made the appointment.
100

11/09/2016
Dr Stevens is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable and compassionate.
90

11/08/2016
Kirsten is Great dermatologist. Seeing for many years and have tremendous respect.
100

11/08/2016
Dr Stevens is an excellent dermatologist and very kind person
100

11/07/2016
takes a very long time to get appointments for routine care
100

11/07/2016
really good physician.
50

10/30/2016
on this visit I felt the doctor was in a hurry to get to lunch. I was the last appt before lunch and she seemed rushed.
100

10/16/2016
She made me feel like I was her only patient.
90

10/12/2016
Dr. Stevens is very good and recommends only the level of care needed.
100

10/12/2016
good experience
100

10/07/2016
Dr. Stevens is a very caring person and I have total faith in her skills.
100

10/05/2016
I am not a novice to Providence health care, and every professional I have dealt with impresses me more. You have a couple of doctors that I know saved my life, Dr. [...] and Doctor Stevens, both for different conditions. Special thanks to both.
100

10/02/2016
Kristin Stevens is the best, hands down.
100

09/27/2016
Dr. Stevens is the best! [...]
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09/18/2016
Dr. Stevens always provides good information and is very pleasant to interact with.
90

09/18/2016
I see Dr. Stevens every year for a skin check. It has always been a very satisfying experience for me.
100

09/11/2016
Excellent Doctors, GP my OBGYN and Skin Doc they all care and I saw all three within the last 3 months
80

08/31/2016
I really like Dr. Stevens, but I had to make my appointment three months in advance. I also feel like I talked to the nurse more than I talked to my provider.
100

08/25/2016
Dr. Stevens and all of her staff are fantastic
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08/24/2016
Dr. Stevens knows my case very well as I see her four times per year and have for several years. [...]
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08/22/2016
First time to see Dr. Kristin Stevens and I really appreciate the time and detail she took with me at this appointment. She will be my Dr. here going forward.
100

08/21/2016
Dr. Stevens is extremely knowledgeable in her field and has a very kind, compassionate way of expressing that knowledge.
100

08/19/2016
She is always very professional but friendly. I really like her as my Dr.
100

08/14/2016
Am very pleased with my care.
100

08/03/2016
She was professional, helpful and knowledgeable.
100

07/22/2016
This was my first visit with Dr. Stevens, and I found her to be competent, professional, warm, and able to listen to my concerns. As a dermatologist she examined me objectively and thoroughly. She took action on a matter needing to be addressed. I left the office trusting her.
30

07/20/2016
Total lack of warmth or concern - did not respond to some questions - Very closed off - counting entire time in Waiting Room, Exam Room, disrobing & re-dressing, removal of more, cauterizing, freezing of other moles, it was less than 1/2 hour at this office. Just did the minimum
100

07/10/2016
She is fast, friendly and AMAZING! [...]
90

07/10/2016
Most pleasant and helpful.
50

07/09/2016
Appointments with this provider always feel rushed like her main goal is to get in and out as fast as possible. There is nothing "warm" about this provider. Since I've had a melanoma (treated by another doctor years ago) and that can be a life-threatening situation, it would be important to me to feel at least a little warmth from a dermatologist. [...]
100

07/07/2016
My appointment was to establish care with Dr Stevens, a dermatologist. She was great! My only complaint, which I expressed to her, was that it took me--as a new patient--a really long time to get an appointment with her!
100

07/05/2016
no problems
100

06/23/2016
I really like dr Stevens style. she is quick and caring.
100

06/22/2016
I saw Dr Stevens for a medical study I am in. She remembered me from my last visit. My experience there was great!
100

06/22/2016
I have never felt more confident in any medical situation, along with my heart surgery, again with Providence health care. Excellent medical care and I have told all of my friends and family. Dr. [...] and Dr. Stevens are the best!
90

06/17/2016
I am still waiting for the test results which were promised to me by the end of the week [...] of my visit.
100

06/12/2016
Appointment and Doctor was Great.
70

05/31/2016
[...] The physician asked me various questions and then did not even wait for my response to move on to other questions or completing her routine check up on me for skin cancer. I like Dr. Stevens, but obviously there is pressure to get patients in and out and it's reflected in the time that they spend with their patients. [...]
90

05/31/2016
very satisfactory and professional
70

05/30/2016
good.
100

05/25/2016
Top rate doctor and the Sunset Clinic personal are excellent.
100

05/17/2016
Always very pleasant and caring. Takes her time and I never feel rushed to ask questions or be done with my appointment.
100

05/10/2016
Kristin Steven's is the best doctor I have ever had. In addition her office and staff are professional and provide every part of my visit in a timely and friendly manner. I could not be more impressed by this office.
100

05/03/2016
[...] Dr. Stevens is very knowlegeable in her care [...]
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04/20/2016
Very pleased.
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04/19/2016
Tops
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04/06/2016
Always positive and interesting.
100

03/22/2016
Excellent and professional on all my health care providers and staff
90

03/16/2016
She is very diligent about scanning for possible signs for skin cancer.
60

03/15/2016
She cancelled my new patient appointment three times and she is months out!
100

03/09/2016
She is very fast but, gets the job done. My mole is gone and my toe nail fungus is half gone.
100

03/09/2016
Fast, thorough, listened and provided needed procedures.
100

03/05/2016
I always receive excellent care from Dr. Stevens and her staff.
100

03/04/2016
Always a great experience with Dr Stevens. She is always kind, understanding and extremely knowledgeable.
100

03/01/2016
Excellent care and communications
100

03/01/2016
All of my Providence providers are top notch!!!!! And, I tell people that!!
80

02/25/2016
Very friendly, approachable, and seemingly knowledgeable
100

02/24/2016
Dr. Stevens is a first rate dermatologist, quick to survey and make accurate diagnoses regarding critical skin problems. Also handles non-threatening skin issues calmly with sufficient information to meet my concerns/needs.
100

02/16/2016
I like Kristin Stevens both as a medical advisor and as a friend.
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02/14/2016
My doctor was very sensitive to my concerns which I really appreciated and didn't hesitate in coming up with a treatment plan that seemed very thorough.
100

01/31/2016
Dr Stevens and staff is always pleasant, respectful and attentive.
100

01/26/2016
Skilled provider. Good communication and care.