Celebrating Robin – A Career Full of Memories in Radiology

From left to right - Dr. Spain is pictured in gray scrubs with Robin, RT, in teal scrubs, and another employee of The Orthopaedic Group in navy blue scrubs. They are smiling and standing in front of a shiny black, gold, and silver backdrop.

It was the summer of 1980, and an ambitious young lady finished her high school career and was about to embark on a journey that ends here at The Orthopedic Group, P.C.

Robin Kinman, RT,(R)(M.R.), MRSO was fresh out of high school when she entered Mobile Infirmary’s X-ray Program. While working in the hospital performing X-rays, she was presented with the opportunity to train on an MRI machine and qualify for the MRI Tech certification. Four years later, she completed the MRI program and made a move to Providence Hospital.

It 2004, Robin joined The Orthopedic Group, P.C. team as a Radiologic Technician, MRI Center at the Airport Blvd. Office, where she has been for 17 years. She says she is leaving with a lot of great memories and friends. 

Robin told the story of one of the most memorable moments about an older lady with a hip fracture. 

Robin has many memorable moments throughout the years. One story involved an older patient with a hip fracture. Around 6:30 one morning the building was empty and she was performing the first scan of the day. When the images started to appear, Robin saw a pretty bad fracture. She was concerned about the patient moving due to the break. Dr. Wallace was walking in the building, so she grabbed him for a quick consult and he agreed. The patient was transported to Providence by ambulance and the hip was fixed. She says this was memorable because it was not a Dr. Wallace patient, but he did not think twice about consulting – he just made sure the patient’s care came first. 

Robin recalled one memory that is funny now, but not so much at the time. A gentleman needing a scan asked if his whole body would be in the machine. She explained the process and he went on to prepare for the scan. Moments later he was yelling because the patient’s leg was connected to the machine – he then informed Robin that his pistol holster was on his leg. Robin and Kim had to use the manual release of the bed to pull the patient out. As Robin recalls, “it’s funny now that it’s over, but it wasn’t funny in the moment!”

Retirement life is going to be full of adventure for Robin. She plans to work with her husband on repairing their two homes and take many visits to Tennessee to spend time with their granddaughter! 

As Robin embarks on a new adventure, she leaves us with these words; For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. ‘” — Jeremiah 29:11.

Robin says, “I wish nothing but the very best for all of my friends and coworkers at The Orthopaedic Group. I am so blessed and honored to have been able to work here for almost 17 years. Love to all!” 

For more than 40 years, patients throughout the Gulf Coast have chosen our orthopaedic doctors at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., for specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle.

Our fellowship-trained doctors have extensive education and experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

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