Dr. Kevin S. Michels, MD

Dr. Kevin S. Michels, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery | Male | 39 years old

I completed my ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science...Read more

Northwest Eyelid & Orbital Specialists, PS
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I completed my ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon in...
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in Spokane, WA |
good experience, good rapport,
in Spokane, WA |
Dr. Michels and his staff in the Spokane office is the most professional that I have experienced in any medical care for at least 50 years.
in Bonners Ferry, ID |
very friendly also staff too did a excellent job lower eyelid surgury very happy with results. Made clear very honest and forthright risk involved not push surgury want me to be sure want this done. I highly recommend him and would defininately go back to him.
in Spokane, WA |
This doctor, his facility and everyone on his staff or otherwise working with or for him truly deserve the highest possible rating in every aspect of treatment I received. Striving for this level of expertise, honesty and respect should be the goal for all who provide crucial services to patients/clients. I have absolutely no reservations whatsoever about giving this doctor and his group of professionals the highest ratings I possibly can. Excellent work excellent people; excellent experience.
in Pasco, WA |
It was very convenient to have the doctor come to the Tri-Cities for the initial exam and surgery follow-up exams. Dr. Michel was very easy to communicate with: I understood the plan of action and exactly what he did. The surgery staff members were kind considerate and helpful. The surgery went right on schedule with no problems. The staff followed up with a phone call to be sure I was OK. For a surgery, it was a good experience.
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Specialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orbital Disorders
  • Orbital Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Michels says..

The training I was fortunate to receive in my oculoplastic fellowship focuses on diseases and subsequent treatment of the eyelid, forehead, orbit (eye socket) and cheek region.  These areas are integrated with each other: the upper lid to the forehead and the lower lid to the cheek.  Being able to focus exclusively in this area provides me the tools to optimize outcomes for my patients.

The problems that I frequently see in my practice are but not limited too: Thyroid related eye disease, tearing problems, droop eyelid issues both cosmetic and functional vision obstruction, droopy or heavy eyebrows, puffy lower lids, drooping lower lids, eyelids that roll inward or outward, blocked tear ducts, both benign orbital tumors or cancers, eyelid cancers, eyelid lesions or bumps, blepharospasm or facial twitching, blind painful eye, conjunctival lesions or masses, inability to to close the eye or eyelid, bell's palsy or facial paralysis, diseases that cause double vision, orbital or eyelid trauma including orbital fractures, and pediatric eyelid or orbital/eye socket diseases.

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  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

Dr. Michels says..

Receiving training from an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship allowed me to obtain a skill set that not only allows me to treat difficult problems such as removal of tumors from behind the eye, but it also allowed me to garner multiple techniques for more common problems that are seen every day.  Therefore, I have been able to develop skills that will allow me to treat a specific surgical disease in multiple ways and pick the one that is best fitted for an individual patient.  Having these additional skills has given me a great deal of flexibility in the care of my patients and the community in which I live.

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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dacryocystostomy or Dacryocystotomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Exenteration 
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Casey Eye Institute/Oregon Health and Sciences University

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants Of Ohio

    Completed in 2010

  • Undergraduate School
    Pacific Lutheran University

    Graduated in 1999

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Michels' Office & Staff

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Dr. Michels says...

I completed my ophthalmology residency at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon in 2008.  I was fortunate enough to be selected to two year American Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) approved  fellowship in Columbus, Ohio and completed this training in 2010. After completing this training, my practice, Northwest Eyelid and Orbital Specialists, was started in Spokane, Washington.  We strive to provide the most advanced care in our field in a personalized, quiet, and comfortable setting.  

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Dr. Michels' Care Philosophy

The approach from the entire clinic team for any patient in our practice is to try to individualize that person's care to achieve the best possible outcome.  In short, my goal is to provide any options, surgical or medical, that might be available for the concerns that are present in our clinical visit and provide a recommendation that I would for a family member.   I always refer back to what was told to me by my mentor in my fellowship training, "Is this what you would recommend for a family member?"  If one can answer yes then you know you are doing the best thing for that patient.

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Dr. Michels says...

The training I was fortunate to receive in my oculoplastic fellowship focuses on diseases and subsequent treatment of the eyelid, forehead, orbit (eye socket) and cheek region.  These areas are integrated with each other: the upper lid to the forehead and the lower lid to the cheek.  Being able to focus exclusively in this area provides me the tools to optimize outcomes for my patients.

The problems that I frequently see in my practice are but not limited too: Thyroid related eye disease, tearing problems, droop eyelid issues both cosmetic and functional vision obstruction, droopy or heavy eyebrows, puffy lower lids, drooping lower lids, eyelids that roll inward or outward, blocked tear ducts, both benign orbital tumors or cancers, eyelid cancers, eyelid lesions or bumps, blepharospasm or facial twitching, blind painful eye, conjunctival lesions or masses, inability to to close the eye or eyelid, bell's palsy or facial paralysis, diseases that cause double vision, orbital or eyelid trauma including orbital fractures, and pediatric eyelid or orbital/eye socket diseases.

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Dr. Michels says...

Receiving training from an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship allowed me to obtain a skill set that not only allows me to treat difficult problems such as removal of tumors from behind the eye, but it also allowed me to garner multiple techniques for more common problems that are seen every day.  Therefore, I have been able to develop skills that will allow me to treat a specific surgical disease in multiple ways and pick the one that is best fitted for an individual patient.  Having these additional skills has given me a great deal of flexibility in the care of my patients and the community in which I live.