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

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 210
Portland, OR 97225
Phone 503-216-8980
Fax 503-216-8999
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Publications

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

A provider’s star rating is based on a Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. In this survey, taken after an office visit, patients answer a series of standardized questions and have the opportunity to provide custom comments. Providence strips identifying information from comments so they can be shared without jeopardizing confidentiality or patient privacy.

4.7 out of 5 (211 Ratings, 49 Comments)

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02/25/2015
Dr. Stevens was thorough and friendly. I felt cared for and I would see her again if I needed her expertise.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/15/2015
I have always been treated respectfully during my visits. that is why I continue to have Dr. Stevens as my Dermalogist.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/10/2015
Dr Stevens is a fantastic physician and shows so much compassion and conern. I would highly recommend her to others.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/28/2015
I am very blessed to have Dr. Stevens as my provider. Her assistant was efficient and professional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

01/25/2015
She gave me the full exam I expected.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/21/2015
I have always had a good experience in my relationship with Dr. Stevens
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100

01/20/2015
all good
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100

01/06/2015
Sr. Stevens is professional, caring, polite and an expert in her field. She provides me with a great deal of confidence in the way she treats my condition.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/28/2014
I have only had positive experiences with Dr. Stevens
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/17/2014
In early Oct. I was treated for my 6th melanoma, this one on my right leg. It became infected within 2 days after surgery, which required more office visits and close attention than usual. Antibiotics were prescribed. Healing was slow. I finally resorted to Tegaderm after a couple of months with good results. Still healing but hope to see the wound completely healed within a month or so.
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30

12/14/2014
she was so much in hurry to get out of the room. I know she is busy but it was too obvious .I felt I was not treated with respect.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/10/2014
Kristin could not be more friendly and dedicated to my health.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/02/2014
all good
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100

12/02/2014
Kristin Stevens seems to be an excellent dermatologist. She inspects me annually for any skin cancer.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/30/2014
Dr. Stevens has done an excellent job in treating my rosacea and pre-cancerous skin lesions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/29/2014
She is an excellent provider
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100

11/27/2014
[...] Dr Kirstin Stevens is attentive and informative. She is an excellent surgeon . I have been here many times and treated quickly and effectively. I trust her completely.
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100

11/18/2014
Dr. Stevens, as a dermatology specialist, has found pre-cancerous and basal cell carcinomas that I didn't realize I had. She successfully has removed these for me....She is very personable and competent. I have complete faith in her...I'll never leave her practice!
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100

11/18/2014
excellent medical provider regarding skin issues
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100

11/18/2014
I first saw Dr. Stevens about 5 years ago. She has identified and removed multiple types of skin cancer from my head & body. I believe she has extended my life by many years to come by preventing Melanoma to develop. She is truly awesome and Providence is lucky to have her and her expertise. She is 5 star all the way...
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

11/11/2014
Got everything I needed. It was a simple and quick visit.
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80

11/04/2014
As a Dermatology Provider she could be more thorough when inspecting the scalp and the area covered by underwear. My previous Dermatologist at [...] was very thorough about checking the scalp and checking area covered by underwear. Skin cancer can occur anywhere on your body therefore all areas should be checked. This last visit I brought this up and she was willing to check those areas more thoroughly. She is a very capable Doctor and very personable and I trust her judgement.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/27/2014
Dr. Stevens was attentive to my concerns and took it upon herself to examine my body in a much more thorough manner than anticipated. She found results that directed her to refer me to a particular specialist. She took the lead and set up all of the upcoming surgery etc.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/23/2014
Dr Stevens is so good that I recommend my daughter or granddaughter to change doctors. They have done so and are delighted as I am.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/19/2014
Dr. Stevens seems very competent. She is extremely efficient and businesslike, but also cordial.. She comes into the room quickly, takes care of my examination, writes up her report, and then has her assistant explain the details and directions in the report to me. The whole process took exactly ten minutes
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/05/2014
Dr. Stevens has always taken care of my needs and questions promptly -- whether in the office or by telephone.
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100

09/09/2014
Dr. Stevens is a caring, attentive, knowledgeable,and has great bedside manner
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100

08/31/2014
Dr. Stevens and her staff are very professional, extremely proficient, and all staff appear to work well as a team. Dr. Stevens is very knowledgeable and has provided me superior care. She is very personable and able to explain technical terms in clear lay language. At times she seems rushed. Over my life I have had many dermatologists and I would rate her as the best in treating my conditions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

08/12/2014
The medical assistance [...] was the rudest MA I have ever met. the doctor had the Ma review the meds she could not accurately answer questions and was very rude. I will not return.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/06/2014
It took me 2 months from the time I originally requested an appt., probably because I was a new patient to Dr. Stevens.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/05/2014
Reception staff was very professional in their job and appearance. I am very happy with having Dr. Stevens as my dermatologist. My only complaint is that prices are too high, and I am thankful to have insurance.
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100

07/31/2014
excellent I am seeing her again for a procedure
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100

07/30/2014
excellent care, knowledgeable, thorough, highly skilled, and thoughtful
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100

07/29/2014
love her
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90

07/29/2014
always amazing staff and doctor
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/23/2014
My experience is always positive when visiting this care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/23/2014
Dr. Stevens is the best. Her care, professional demeanor and knowledge are exceptional.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/20/2014
Dr. Stevens is a very concerned and professional provider. For over 10 years, she has provided excellent care and recommendations for my dermatology needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/15/2014
Dr. Stevens seems extremely competent, but both visits she was very rushed. When I was speaking, she often was working on the computer. It was never asked, and she knows extremely little about my medical history outside of dermatology. When I see a doctor for the first time I would very much like to know that they care at least a little about getting to know me and how I feel about my past medical issues and care. I've had a melanoma in my past (with another doctor) which means the possibility of death is involved. A tiny bit of understanding about my emotions, psychology and past would be appropriate and greatly appreciated!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/08/2014
I felt that I was the most important person in the office.
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100

06/22/2014
I have consistently good experiences with this provider. I have already referred a number of friends to her and they have also enjoyed her services.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

06/13/2014
I thought the office staff at the front and back desks seemed stressed and not very friendly. The person who scheduled my appointment on the phone, however, was great. Her name was Kristin. Dr. Stevens and her nurse were also great!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/28/2014
She is knowledgable and interested. I had been to a different dermatologist and had been told "Well, at your age." She is treating me as a responsible adult with concerns about my welfare and lifestyle.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/28/2014
very thorough. Good bedside manner
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/28/2014
She is just hard to schedule - only complaint. Not her fault - just popular.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/23/2014
Great doctor, I always feel welcomed by the office staff and Dr. Stevens always listens and answers questions in a way I can totally understand.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/14/2014
Dr Stevens is always very friendly and always remembers specifics about what is going on with me. Very knowledgeable.
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100

04/27/2014
Kristin Stevens is always friendly, knows me, very careful. She's a great doctor!!!
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/16/2014
Dr. Stevens is an excellent dermatologist. I have a history of five melanomas and other skin cancers. She has always referred me to other specialists when needed. She is a pleasant person and yet efficient.
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