Christina J. Flaxel M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (1476 Ratings, 473 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 (1476 Ratings, 473 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

  • Jan 01, 2020


  • Dec 27, 2019

    I had an appointment with the retina department at Casey. They were outstanding as usual from the check-in to the appointment and the check-out.

  • Dec 22, 2019

    Always good

  • Dec 22, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel was completely, thoroughly professional and helpful in every way in talking to me about my macular degeneration, answering questions that I never had answered before, and giving me some good insight and guidelines, and some definite hope. Thank you very much.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Dr Flaxel is a caring professional who consistently emphasizes the best interests of her patients while providing their medical care.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Service was excellent but I had a wait of 40 minutes in the exam room before being seen by the doctor.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    Better experience for this appmt. I appreciate staff wearing face masks due to newly applied protocol. Less wait time.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    I always have a very good experience at Casey Eye Ibstitute. Everyone is very professional and friendly.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    Very disappointed, it took two hour after our appointment time before we got to see our appointment Doctor.

  • Dec 13, 2019

    I thought she was very knowledgeable, very experienced and that gave me confidence in her.

  • Dec 12, 2019

    Facility seemed efficient. Service was timely.

  • Dec 09, 2019

    Christina Flaxel, is very personable and interested and knowledgeable and knows exactly what needs to be done. It seemed in my particular case and I appreciate her evaluation and waiting to make treatment or making it as necessary. I appreciate that very much and certainly trust her judgment. Thank you.

  • Dec 08, 2019

    Professional, efficient, thorough, effective

  • Dec 08, 2019

    I missed my original appointment because my flight home was canceled due to bad weather. I was so happy that Christina Flaxel's office was able to fit me in the next week.

  • Dec 07, 2019

    Except for the numbing injection before my eye was numb enough from the drops it all went well. I will return to this retina specialist to treat my macular degeneration...

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr Flaxel is always friendly and professional. I appreciate that she answers my questions directly and candidly~ great communication.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr Flaxel and her team are the best ever.

  • Dec 06, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is great. The wait times at the Casey Eye Clinic are annoying I wish I could count on having one of our experience up there, but it seems like it's from 1 hours to 2 1/2. Thank you.

  • Dec 04, 2019

    My appt was completed more quickly than ever before. Hope this can happen again

  • Dec 04, 2019

    Very professional ,friendly, caring and took time to explain and answer our questions

  • Nov 29, 2019

    Excellent ! Great staff. Dr. Flaxel is the best!

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Very professional and competent

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Yes, my experience at Oregon State health Hill, was very very enjoyable, very, this is very good organization to go to, to be any type of treatment you need. I would highly recommend it to anybody.

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Really helpful, caring staff. Dr. Flexall and Dr.Choi were kind and knowledgeable. Everyone put me as ease, as I was overwhelmed with all that had happened before I came to Casey Eye instiuite.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Very good visit...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Always high quality care from Dr. Flaxel .

  • Nov 19, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is the best!

  • Nov 19, 2019

    I totally trust Dr. Christine Flaxel. I think she is a gift to Humanity. I really I really agree with the man in. In Alaska who called her the Eye Goddess. I can't say enough nice things about her work. I feel blessed that she's my doctor. Thanks so much.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    I was referred to Casey Eye Institute from my doctor in WA state for an emergency procedure and from Dr. Flaxel on down (especially Dr. Choi) everyone who treated me was extremely competent and empathetic. I was frankly amazed at the level of professionalism demonstrated.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    The doctor was rude and focused too much on her credentials. A patient who takes 6 hours out of their day and looks forward to finding out more information or confirmation from, yes a specialist, about a issue their referring doctor said they had should be treated more warmly. The rest of the staff was professional and pleasant.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Everything was through and instructed and helpful.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Christina Flaxel is amazing. She's a great doctor. We love her. She is a fantastic professional person. She gets my highest remarks. Thank you.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Wait time getting better

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Since my case for this appointment was a very simple check. The visit was very short. When I needed more attention in previous appointments, she took the appropriate time.

  • Nov 10, 2019

    It was extremely great experience, totally unexpected somewhat. I feel the procedure, the doctor it was just absolutely fantastic. Thank you.

  • Nov 08, 2019

    I was extremely happy with the call center, (INAUDIBLE), when I began requesting an appointment. They couldn't find any appointment for me at the end on a cancellation, which got me in the same day. I went to Salem (INAUDIBLE), the doctors there saw right away that I had to have emergency surgery on my right eye. And then from there they continued to work to the people at the VA Hospital Portland, along with the Casey Eye Institute, and I had surgery that same day, was sent home with good instructions, came back to this morning today on Friday, and they said everything was working out well with my eye, and they gave me another post op instructions/medicine. So I'm very pleased with all of them helping me out. It could have gone really from worse too bad if they hadn't gotten me an appointment the same day. *

  • Nov 06, 2019

    All of the staff seem genuinely interested in your health and do everything in their power to make sure you have a positive experience in your healing process.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    I had an amazing experience. Dr. Flaxel and all the staff were compassionate, professional, caring, encouraging. They go above and beyond. I'm very grateful. Dr. Flaxel is amazing.

  • Nov 04, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel has saved the vision of my left eye so I can still read it's a miracle.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Dr.Flaxyl iswonderful. Patient, explains everything and went out of her way to see me yesterday

  • Nov 01, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Flaxel and the entire staff at Casey Eye was wonderful. I was there for a test I had never had completed before, and each team member provided clear instructions and reassurance every step of the way. I left feeling like I had clear instructions on next steps, and all of my questions had been answered. Thank you for being such a kind and professional team.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel seems very competent and I have great confidence in her as a doctor.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    My appointments were on time and completely thorough. All staff was pleasant and made me feel important.

  • Oct 27, 2019

    Extremely professional friendly welcoming. I just love my experience. It was great. I'm used to academic medicine, so I didn't mind the long long term appointment, but I was so grateful to see her and her team and I thought it was great. Thank you so much.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Always good

  • Oct 25, 2019

    I feel like this provider was incredibly professional. I feel like they were very thorough and I'm confident that my issue with my eye will be resolved. A lot of things I've went and experience in the medical field lately. I have not had very much confidence, but this is an outstanding group of people in my opinion. So there you go.

  • 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 20, 2019

    She is excellent doctor. She take care of a patient really good. She care about the patient. I like her very much. Thank you.

  • Oct 20, 2019

    I like this provider very very much. I would rate great, I will intend to recommend her to everyone. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you.

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