Dr. Russell Kinder, MD

Pain MedicineMale

Dr. Kinder
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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(206) 583-6079

Dr. Russell Kinder, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Seattle, WA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Portland and Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kinder to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Kinder's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinder treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kinder treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinder treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kinder treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kinder treats Chronic Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kinder treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kinder's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Kinder accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gallagher Basset
GENERAL
Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)
Health Net
Advantage Platinum HMO
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
LifeWise
MedPartners
MedPartners PPO
Moda Health
MultiPlan
ODS Health Plan
PacificSource
Preferred PSN
Premera Blue Cross
Providence Health Plans
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Tricare
Uniform Medical Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
United Healthcare
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Kinder's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kinder

4.1

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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(18)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(2)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (20)
  • Explained conditions well (19)
  • Listened & answered questions (19)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Hotshot doctor that really doesn't care about a patient. My experience with him was a nightmare from the very first visit. I wouldnt recommend him especially if you have Apple Health. Be ready to pay out of pocket if your medication needs prior authorization. His workers don't recognize Apple Health as Medicaid. Plus in my opinion he needs to be more objective with his patients and not let his emotions override his expertise.
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If I possessed the total comprehension of the knowledge from the pages of the Oxford Dictionary, the words would fail to describe the greatness of Dr. Russell Kinder! In humility, I can only express my deepest gratitude towards a physician and gentleman, who not only knows medicine, but equally mirrors human compassion with dignity, integrity and honor. Dr. Kinder should be a poster representative of how doctors conduct themselves professionally. I am most fortunate to have a man of this caliber treating me. He deserves to be the White House Physician or leading medical professor at Harvard University.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Kim Kim Hobson, Psy – Nov 17, 2020
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Best pain management doctor ever! Have a number of issues with my back (osteoarthritis, partial sacralization) and had suffered from unbearable spasms. In February 2019 Dr. Kinder performed radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on the affected areas which completely stopped the pain, making me one of the fortunate folks who, along with a caring and proficient doctor, achieved excellent results. Different people have different success rates and differing periods of relief. When the first twinges of spasms began again nearly a year later, Dr. Kinder performed a second RFA with the same miraculous results: now 100% pain free. For me, he is a miracle worker.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vicki – Feb 21, 2020
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Demonstrated real concern for my well-being and actually cared about the pain that I was in. And what he was unable to do he was able to refer me out to physician that could take care of me in the way I needed to be cared for. Three words to describe dr. Kinder, my personal hero ! thank you Doctor kinder
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Mr. Smith – Jan 19, 2020
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Awesome doctor! First one I’ve ever felt HOPE after seeing a specialist for my back! Procedure was calm and I dare say.. easy! Thank you!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 05, 2018
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Dr. Kinder explained my options and patiently answered all my questions. He is knowledgeable and caring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to family or friends. I wish more doctors were like him.
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D. Sparks in WA – Oct 05, 2017
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I felt at ease with Dr Kinder on my first visit. We not only talked about pain medications he also talked about alternatives to pain management. He included my family in on the conversation. Explanations were easily understood by my 10 year old Granddaughter My visit ended with some hope that there is a way to manage my chronic pain not my pain dictating to me. I am confident there is something can and will help me live a much more full life.
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Elma,Wa – Oct 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Pain Management and Spinal Diagnostics

Biography

Dr. Kinder is a fellowship trained Interventional Pain Specialist who is double board-certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesia. He was born and raised...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2007
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Russell Kinder, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kinder has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Russell Kinder, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kinder frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Chronic Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kinder treats.

Where is Dr. Russell Kinder, MD's office located?

Dr. Kinder's office is located at 1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Virginia Mason Medical Center1100 9th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
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Adventist Health Medical Group

Interventional Pain Clinic10000 Se Main St Ste 128 Portland, OR 97216
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kinder is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventist Health Portland

Portland, OR

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Tualatin, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence Newberg Medical Center

Newberg, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, OR

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)