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Kristine J. Rinn, MD

Languages: English
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Our clinic provides integrated care for all patients with breast cancer or consultation regarding breast cancer risk and prevention.
Education
Institution
Type
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical School
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA - Medical Oncology
Fellowship
University of Washington, WA
Fellowship
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Oncology
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal mammogram
  • aromatase inhibitor
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer chemotherapy
  • breast cancer follow up
  • breast cancer genetics
  • breast cancer genomics
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer survivorship
  • carcinoma in situ of breast
  • dysplasia of breast
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • er positive breast cancer
  • family history of breast cancer
  • herceptin
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • male breast cancer
  • mammogram
  • metastatic breast cancer
  • microcalcifications
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • radiation treatment for breast cancer
  • sentinel node biopsy
  • teratogen exposure
  • unknown primary cancer
Research

CLINICAL TRIALS:

Dr. Kristine Rinn is the co-lead investigator for the following clinical trials currently available at the Swedish Cancer Institute:

Prevention of Recurrence in Early-Stage, Node-Positive Breast Cancer with Low to Intermediate HER2 Expression with NeuVax™ Treatment

 

PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

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.

4.9 out of 5 (255 Ratings, 51 Comments)


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02/08/2017
My oncologist/my heroine.
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02/06/2017
Words cannot describe how wonderful Dr. Rinn is in all respects.
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02/01/2017
Dr. Rinn is the most amazing, kind and tentative position I have ever received treatment from she takes her time and answers all of my questions even in the face of all my fears about cancer. She is compassionate and loving and way more than you would typically expect from a physician. I see a lot of physicians in the Swedish system and I have to say that Dr. Rinn is one of the most amazing physicians in your whole medical system. You should be very proud of her and you should recognize her for all that she accomplishes with her patients, not just medically but emotionally too. [...]
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01/31/2017
I am glad that I am treated by my doctor
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01/22/2017
Dr. Kristine Rinn is the best! I hope no one I know gets cancer, but if they do, I'll recommend Dr. Rinn.
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01/10/2017
I have recommended Dr Rinn to every local woman I know who is dealing with breast cancer. She is awesome. I emailed her through MyChart that I had miraculously become pregnant, and she and RN Betsy have contacted me a few times between then and this last appointment to check on my and see how I was doing pregnancy-wise and just celebrate the news with me. I truly feel that she cares about me as a person, not just as a patient.
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01/02/2017
I have never had a bad experience. There was no discussion about pain as I have never had any.
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12/21/2016
love Dr Rinn
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12/11/2016
Dr. Rinn is the quintessential oncologist with whom I feel extremely comfortable discussing all of my health issues, not just those dealing with cancer.
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11/27/2016
I absolutely adore Dr. Rinn and have trusted her with my life! She has cared for me since my initial cancer diagnosis 5 years ago and makes recommendations for my continuing care based on our discussions and my progress. Kristine always has time for me and makes me feel like my needs are her number one concern when we are together. I look forward to my visits with her because she communicates so well.
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11/22/2016
Kristine Rinn is outstanding. She was my oncologist for breast cancer and has followed me for over ten years regularly. She has caught an important medical problem that noone else did. She is so deeply caring and has so much expertise and experience. I am profoundly grateful she is my doctor--she is a specialist but has a wide range of knowledge.
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11/15/2016
Dr. Rinn is an outstanding care provider. She listens well, and always shows compassion and concern. She is extremely professional, helpful and friendly. I can't imagine having a more credible and knowledgeable doctor. It's great to have her in my corner.
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10/29/2016
Outstanding, caring and compassionate physician.
90

10/23/2016
Wait time for appt is terrible but she's a great dr so I tolerate the wait, otherwise I would switch care
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10/05/2016
This doc is sharp! She sees, understands, communicates well.
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10/02/2016
Dr. Rinn and others have always been wonderful. I feel safe and that I'm getting the best care with them.
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09/27/2016
My doc is the best! I'm extremely satisfied with the care she provides and the work of the support staff.
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09/20/2016
Again, Dr. Rinn made of awesome!
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09/06/2016
Very good experience
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08/24/2016
Dr. Rinn is fantastic!!
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07/31/2016
She's great! ALWAYS takes as much time as I need to feel comfortable with my visit.
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07/28/2016
Dr. Rinn is exceptional, and makes every patient feel as though she is the only one, I have never felt rushed through an appointment. I especially appreciate that she asks me what I think, and how I am dealing with this recurrence of [...], and now heart issues, apparently caused by earlier [...].
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07/20/2016
My dissatisfaction starts with getting the follow-up appointment [...]. After appt. was set up, [...] calls me the day before to say newbies gave me appt. meant for current patients. We reset - day of appt. I was instructed to go to do blood test before seeing Dr. Rinn. AT the lab, they said I had no appt. and no order for blood. When I went to Dr. Rinn's, a nurse told me my appt. was not for another hour which was wrong. I was upset. Then was told Dr. Rinn will see me in 15 mins. I took 2 doctors business cards ready to change. [...] Dr. Rinn is good but makes you wait long time an hour or more. Feels like no regard for patient's time.
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07/13/2016
Dr. Rinn is top notch! She answers every question. Keeps my spirits up. Always concentrates on the positive. Is honest and caring. She is a shining star!
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07/05/2016
I see Dr. Rinn every six months. She always listens carefully and addresses any questions i have. Her staff is friendly and helpful. I have recommended her many times.
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06/23/2016
Amazing response to recurrent breast cancer. I came back from CA for treatment by Dr. Rinn/ [...]
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06/20/2016
Dr Rinn is the best!
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06/15/2016
I have referred her to others that have been equally impressed.
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05/31/2016
excellent provider. I feel like she truly cares about me as a person
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05/24/2016
Dr. Rinn is an excellent doctor. I don't believe I've had any as good, caring as her.
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05/21/2016
Dr. Kristine Rinn is an exceptional physician. She is kind, compassionate, and very wise. She has an outstanding "bed-side manner" and an ability to make patients feel very cared about. She is the best!!!
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05/11/2016
SHe is extremely caring. Where cancer is concerned, [...] she provides it all.
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05/10/2016
I consider Dr. Rhin to be a life line for me. The care and concern is undeniably priceless. She never leaves any "stone unturned". For that, I am grateful to be able to call her my Doctor.
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05/04/2016
Dr Rinn is excellent. I am grateful for her care, medical knowledge, guidance and empowerment.
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05/03/2016
Dr. Rinn provides outstanding care and I have recommended her to several people. I so appreciate her.
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05/02/2016
I hand picked this provider and drive 90 min each way to see her. She is still the physician I choose for my care.
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04/21/2016
Dr. Rinn is made of awesome!!!
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04/13/2016
My family and I feel we won the "Lotto" with Dr. Rinn and her staff. I've been living in this Cancer world since 1996 and only wish I found Dr. Rinn sooner but, so thankful/grateful for her and her staff now.
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04/06/2016
The best!
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03/28/2016
After our first visit it was clear to us why Dr. Rinn is so beloved, respected and sough-after. A gifted and extraordinary provider. We are very grateful to have gotten on her schedule!
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03/10/2016
I love that Dr. Rinn keeps up on the latest care and treatment and clinical trials info. She is very approachable and I have the utmost respect for her and the utmost confidence in her care and experience.
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03/06/2016
In my experience, medical oncologists and nurses are the very best medical care providers.
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02/28/2016
I love being in the same room with this doctor, and try to keep that telling going when I get home.
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02/23/2016
The key things that Dr. Rinn stated and resonate with me include: preserve quality of life; prescribing the correct amount of medication that I can metabolize; treat me holistically and backed by medical data. [...]
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02/19/2016
Dr Rinn has always listened to my questions and has a way of answering that invokes a discussion so I feel I'm truely involved and understand.
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02/16/2016
I love visiting Dr. Rinn. I always feel that both she and her nurses -- especially [...] are focused on me, my experience, and my needs. I never feel that they are in a hurry. They always listen.
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02/16/2016
Dr. Rinn is an outstanding Oncologist. I couldn't hope for a more informed or encouraging provider. I trust her implicitly.
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02/09/2016
Dr. Rinn is a very caring person.
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02/02/2016
[...] I have continued to come back to Seattle for my medical care because of my deep trust and great admiration of Dr. Rinn and her team [...].
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01/26/2016
I had a follow up question with from my last visit in which I sent Dr. Rinn and email through MyChart. I had a reply from her within 24 hours. Amazing follow up!
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01/25/2016
Kristine Rinn and her staff are the best. They have saved my life.
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True Family Women's Cancer Center - 5th Floor
1221 Madison Street Floor 5
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-3900
206-991-2378, 206-215-6401
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