Christina J. Flaxel M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (1394 Ratings, 433 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery


  • M.D., Oregon Health and Science University, Portland Oregon 1988
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, 1993
  • Fellowship:

    • Retina, West Virginia University
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (1394 Ratings, 433 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 21, 2019

    I only regret that I did not ask Dr. Flaxel to show me the pictures showing the change in my condition.

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Short and good

  • Oct 18, 2019

    As always very professional. The Casey Eye Institute is one of the 2 best west of the Mississippi.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel and staff are always courteous, kind and attentive.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Great as always and with Dr. Flaxel's expertise I am all fixed now.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    Very good experience.

  • Oct 17, 2019

    I ALWAYS have good help at CEI! Please do not ask me to provide any survey again.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    I thought Dr. Flaxel was a great doctor explain things to me. She answered my questions. She was friendly and calm and nice.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Scheduled for a 2 hr appointment. Almost all of it was spent waiting. Doctor arrived of the last 15 min.

  • Oct 08, 2019

    Dr Flaxel had rearranged her schedule to see me on her non-clinic day because of my upcoming cataract surgery.

  • Oct 07, 2019

    Very professional. The technicians got me in early.

  • Oct 06, 2019

    Very satisfied

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Excellent care from both Doctors.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel has given me my sight back and I am forever in her debt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  • Sep 27, 2019

    She was wonderful!

  • Sep 25, 2019


  • Sep 18, 2019

    She is very good about discussing my issues and explaining. She is nice, friendly and approachable.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr.Flaxel and her staff are always courteous and thorough and work as fast as possible to see all her patients.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Hi. I really enjoy working with Dr. Flaxel, in her office. The only area that I would like more information is a hole in my eye, I would like to know what I can do to fix it and I'm not sure what I can do, and I didn't ask Dr. Flexel and that is my error.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    Yes, I only saw her for maybe 3 or 4 minutes and you make the appointment to go and see the doctor, and then you see all of these different people before, and then your time with the doctor is so short. By the time I got to her it wasn't worth much, so I was rather disappointed. Okay. Goodbye.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I was very surprised at what improvement Dr. Flaxel's treatment has been- excuse me for my hoarse throat here...I was impressed with Dr. Flaxel's treatment for my eye. My eye improved beyond what I would've thought. I would, again, I appreciate everything she did.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    The provider was fun, but I saw her for all of maybe 5 minutes.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Overall good, but I felt that my questions on genetics and herbal supplements were dismissed, whereas I think they deserved discussion.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Excellent physician and efficient, congenial support staff.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    I feel very comfortable with Dr. Flaxel. She is not the type of doctor who will perform unnecessary procedures just to pad her wallet.

  • Sep 02, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is very professional, extremely well trained and competent. She is also caring.

  • Aug 31, 2019

    the best medical stAFF ANYWHERE

  • Aug 29, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel and her staff are very helpful and efficient. I appreciate their kindness ad attention my needs.

  • Aug 28, 2019


  • Aug 26, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Flaxel is excellent. I really appreciate the care that I received. I appreciate her friendliness and her willingness to help me to further my condition. I wish that I had come to OHSU before I did any other eye surgeries, I know I would have been a lot better off. So I really appreciate her and the timely manner she assisted me and everything that she does. Thank you.

  • Aug 25, 2019

    My ability to recall what the doctor said is not great. I probably retained maybe 40% of what she said during the appointment. At the beginning of the appointment we had asked her if we could record the appointment so that we could record the session so that we could review it later, we meaning my wife and I and to refresh our memory and Dr. Flaxel became very defensive and said no, you can't it's illegal and she also said that you can leave your cellphones with our receptionist or with her assistant. Basically offering to confiscate our cellphones. It was weird.

  • Aug 24, 2019

    Casey Eye was able to get me in very quickly, had providers that are topnotch in this particular field, and had all the latest diagnostic technology. The attending and fellow were both very knowledgeable, as would be expected. But in addition they were willing to take the time to answer my questions and answered them frankly (didn't try to whitewash anything)

  • Aug 23, 2019

    The technicians are really nice and that's so helpful, but Dr. Flaxel has not been an easy person to feel comfortable with. How can I say it? She's kind of cold and I felt like she was judging me for having this problem, like it was my fault. Also, I don't feel like she's really explain things to me. If I ask questions, she doesn't like that. She wants me to be quiet and that adds to this stress. So it's a pretty stressful thing.She use to be much nicer than she is now and I don't know why.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Christina is a very good doctor, and so is her whole team. They're very curious and know how to do their jobs. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    This is [Name] and I'm very impressed with the care and the service. The attitude, the information, and just overall the way I was treated so nicely and explained things to and I would highly recommend you to anyone and thank you for your service.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    I love her. She's very professional. She knows what she's doing. She never seems to miss anything. I would recommend anybody to Dr. Flaxel. Thank you.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Knowledgeable, experienced, professional.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    The care that I always receive from Dr. Flaxell is beyond exemplary. She listens, evaluates, and provides the best possible health care. She is always concerned about arranging appointments for me where I am not inconvenienced by the drive, since I come to Portland from Salem. She consults with other specialists when she notes a concern that may effext other treatments from other health care providers. I am extremely happy with the care I receive at OHSU.

  • Aug 18, 2019

    considerate, attentive, seemed genuinely concerned for my well fair

  • Aug 18, 2019

    I really liked Christina Flaxel. She is amazing every time I come up there. Even if I'm running late. She always gets me in makes sure that everything is good asks me how everything is going and she's just always amazing. Lets me know if I have any problems to give them a call, they'll get me in again right away and then usually sets up my next appointment or tells me when to come in next. So I really really like her as a doctor. She's amazing.

  • Aug 17, 2019

    Clear, concise. Good visit. Good intern doc also.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel works with her patients on finding better ways to work with me.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    the appointment met my expectations for professionalism and courteous care.

  • Aug 14, 2019


  • Aug 11, 2019

    I've been here a number of years Dr. Flaxel. So I'm very pleased with her. I'm never thought I wanted to take her to anybody else if she is an excellent doctor. She's very nice understanding of elderly people and I like her very much.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    I have been going to this provider for about 15, 16 years and I would not trade them for anybody else. They are very good, friendly, helpful and very good at their job. Thank you.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Every doctor or assistant I saw was very kind and helpful. My main reason for a low score was for the almost 4 hours I was at my appointment, I saw the main doctor for less than 15 minutes.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Well, we talked a great length about my eye situation. And we think that we got a plan put together if if everything worked out right will help my amazing immensely and that's very important to me.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    My visits with Dr. Flaxel are always wonderful. She is very thorough and very pleasant and I feel that I am in good hands with her.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    I was very thoroughly impressed with Dr. Flaxel. She is very kind, very thorough, gentle. A wonderful doctor and I am so grateful that I was sent to her from Hillsborough Optical. I thoroughly would invite anybody to go to OHSU for any health care. Thank you so much.

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