Kris F. Kobalter, M.D. Kadlec Employed Provider

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Kobalter focuses on caring for women and their reproductive health including gynecology, obstetrics (including high risk), infertility, contraception management, urinary incontinence, and preventative medicine. He is also highly skilled in gynecologic surgery using traditional, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. His philosophy of care is to understand each woman as a whole person and treat them based on their lifestyle and unique needs. Dr. Kobalter received his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of California USCD Medical Center. He is a Diplomat, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
University Of California San Francisco
Medical School
University Of California UCSD Medical Center
Professional Associations
Diplomate: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abnormal Obstetrical Screening
  • Abnormal Pap
  • Adnexal Mass
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Amenorrhea
  • Androgen Excess
  • Androgen Insensitivity
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Annual Gynecological Examination
  • Anovulation
  • Anovulatory Bleeding
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Atypical Glandular Cells Of Undetermined Significance
  • Atypical Squamous Cells Of Undetermined Significance Pap Smear
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bartholin's Cyst
  • Benign Breast Lump
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Birth Control
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bleeding During Intercourse
  • Breast Examination
  • Breast Lump
  • Candidiasis Of Vagina
  • Cervical Polyp
  • Cervicitis
  • Condylomata Acuminata
  • Cystitis
  • Cystocele
  • Decreased Libido
  • Delayed Menarche
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Dyspareunia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometriosis
  • Familial Ovarian Cancer
  • Family History Birth Defects
  • Family Planning
  • Female Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Female Anorgasmia
  • Female Genital Problems
  • Female Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Female Hirsutism
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Fertility Problem
  • Fibroids
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Follicular Cyst Of Ovary
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Galactocele
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genital Herpes, Female
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecologic Disorders Of Athletes
  • Gynecological Exam
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Papilloma Virus
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Implanon
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Increased Frequency Of Micturition
  • Increased Libido
  • Infertility
  • Intrauterine Device
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Laceration Of Vagina
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Lactation Support
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Hypertension
  • Maternal Infection
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Maternal Thyroid Disorders
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Menometrorrhagia
  • Menopause
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders In Athletes
  • Missed Periods
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Nexplanon
  • Nexplanon Removal
  • Oligohydramnios
  • Oligomenorrhea
  • Oophorectomy
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Ovarian Dysfunction
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Ovarian Hyperfunction
  • Ovarian Mass
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Painful Periods
  • Pap Smear
  • Paratubal Cyst
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Pelvic Mass
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pessary
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postcoital Bleeding
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Postpartum Care
  • Postpartum Check-Up
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Previous Stillbirth
  • Primary Amenorrhea
  • Prolactinoma
  • Prolapse Of Vaginal Vault After Hysterectomy
  • Rectocele
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Septate Uterus
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shortened Cervix
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Suture Removal
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Teratoma
  • Teratoma Of Ovary
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Unicorneate Uterus
  • Urethral Hypermobility
  • Urethral Instability
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Problems
  • Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Uterine Abnormality
  • Uterine Anomaly In Pregnancy
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Biopsy
  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Vulvar Abscess
  • Vulvar Disease
  • Vulvovaginitis
  • Well Woman Visit
  • Women's Health
  • Zika Virus Testing
  • Zika Virus Treatment

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.

4.8 out of 5 (96 Ratings, 31 Comments)


Good experience. Bladder leakage problem. Testing as soon as I make appt. [...] Very happy I found him.

Very happy with my experience so far!

it was good

I'm upset that this office no longer takes cash for co-pays. I rarely have money on a credit or debit card.I do want to say how AMAZING Dr. Kobalter is....... absolutely WONDERFUL!!

the provider was wonderful. [...]

very impressed with this Doctor's manner and knowledge

Dr. Kobalter and staff never let me down. I appreciate their care and concern.

Was completely satisfied.

Good experience

First time seeing Dr. Kobalter and I liked him.

Dr Kobalter was very helpful, professional and respectful.

Dr. Kobalter has compassion I find comforting. He explains things in a way I can understand perfectly.

I always feel listened to.

I was reluctant to see a Male physician but he came highly recommended and I am so glad I took this leap. He was amazing at listening and asked me many questions and then explained why he thought we should go the route we are. My husband was also very impressed by him.

Dr. Kobalter has always been compassionate, respectful, and diligent in find solutions for my health care needs. He approaches difficult conversations with tact and knowledge that has helped to put me at ease.

dr kolbalter is so kind and a great doctor he performed my repeat csection and did a wonderful job i would Recommend him

I really appreciated the time spent explaining things to me and answering all my questions

Seems like a nice guy. Unfortunately his platant judgment on chronic health issues dating back 10+ yrs. & meds I take for it, was all he could use to try to blame my current, UNRELATED, health issues on. Issues seeing him for started when I wasn't even old enough to drive. It was extremely uncomfortable and made me feel like dirt. Passing judgment like that so very quickly is not only unwarranted, but hurtful. He has access to my records and past issues w/the concern at hand, but didn't act as though it was necessary. Didn't have time to ask questions about my current problems, nor did it seem like he cared at that point. He is not my normal providers, but was the surgeon referred by my provider in his building.

He is an amazing doctor. Very caring. Listens to everything I say and ask and always explains and answers everything in a way I can understand. Would definitely recommend him!

Dr. Kobalter time and again provides the highest quality care. He is caring and meticulous.

very good care

Dr. Kobalter is awesome. He is knowledgeable and listens to all concerns.

Dr. Kobalter does a very good job. He did surgery on me last year and the pre-surgical care and post surgical care has been excellent.

There was absolutely nothing wrong with Dr. Kobalter, I could just tell he was accustomed to working in a busy office and making things quick. This was no issue to me however, as he gave me what I wanted to know plus some.In general, all of the staff I interacted with exhibited the level of professionalism I would hope for during my first-ever surgery experience.

I was nervous about the procedure being done due to recent negative experience. Dr Kobalter took the time to explain things and was respectful of my reservations. I appreciated the interaction. The apt went as good as it could have for me. Please extend my thanks.

I have had all good experiences with this doctor and his staff.

Dr. Kobalter is easily one of my favorite dr.'s I have ever had.

Dr. Kolbalter is the best!!

Doctor and intern student very professional & knowledgeable. Explain things very well and I never felt rushed. [...]

Dr. Kobalter is an amazing physician. He is a life saver and we greatly appreciate everything he has done for us. He explains in a very understanding way and is patient with our questions.

Dr. Kobalter was very easy to talk to! He was very knowledgeable & answered many questions we had before we ever asked him. Excellent physician!

dr. kobalter is a really good doctor. we had a pleasure working with him and are glad we met him!
945 Goethals Drive
Suite 200

Richland, WA 99352
(509) 942-2340
945 Goethals Drive
Suite 210

Richland, WA 99352
Affiliated Facilities
Kadlec Regional Medical Center