Dr. Kevin Michels, MD

Dr. Kevin Michels, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kevin Michels, MD is an oculoplastic surgery doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 13 years. Read his story

Northwest Eyelid & Orbital Specialists, PS

626 S Sheridan St

Spokane, WA 99202
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas


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Tear Duct Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blocked Tear Duct
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Michels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Michels "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. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michels "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."


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

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Anisocoria
  • 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 Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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 Prosthetics
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • Pacific Lutheran University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Oregon Health And Science University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Casey Eye Institute/Oregon Health and Sciences University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants Of Ohio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michels' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michels to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Michels' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Pullman, WA |
Dr. Michels is Great!! The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable, I had an eyelid lift my first of this type of surgery. Dr Michels talked me through every part of it and clearly including the risks. I felt very confident in his abilities, he did all the testing to make sure my eyes were fine and I would have no complications due to the reason I had to have the procedure. My surgery came out perfect!! He is very straight forward which I appreciate. I will go back when need be, Reccomend
in Spokane, WA |
Dr. Kevin Michaels is a rare gem! As an RN of 13 years, I am extremely involved in the healthcare decisions made regarding my children. Dr. Michaels went above and beyond for our daughter and was not too proud to refer us to other physicians and specialties. He truly wants the best care for his patients and has a fantastic bedside manner. He is caring, thoughtful, and dedicated to his patients. Our family highly recommends this physician.
Liberty Lake, wa |
I typically don't write reviews , but Dr Michels is absolutely terrific and caring! I highly recommend!
Spokane, WA |
A terrific experience from start to finish. I'm an RN of 30 + years and I know good service and this was GREAT service. Everyone I spoke with via phone or in person was knowledgeable, courteous and most of all cared about what I was saying. I felt confident with Dr. Michels approach to my specific needs and knew that he would be my surgeon or I would not have the procedure. I had the procedure and am smiling, smiling, smiling!
in Kennewick, WA |
I had some dry eye symptoms. Dr. Michels operated adding skin under my eyes for a complete blink and eye closure. This procedure worked beautifully. No more dry eyes... 5 Stars to this Dr. John Van de Ven
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Michels accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Plus
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Traditional Participating Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Providence Holy Family Hospital
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
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Deaconess Hospital
800 W 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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