Christina J. Flaxel M.D.

Photo of Christina J. Flaxel, M.D.
Faculty profile

Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (1239 Ratings, 389 Comments)

Expertise

  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery

Education

  • 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

Languages

  • English

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (1239 Ratings, 389 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

  • Aug 07, 2019

    My follow up appointment one month after my Macular Pucker surgery was at 3:30 pm. It took 2 hours and 10 minutes from start to finish. I had my vision tested by reading the wall chart. My eyes were scanned. And Dr. Flaxel and her Assistant Doctor inspected my eyes with their special lens' My total wait time between seeing the staff was 1 hour and 40 minutes. My experience has shown me that morning appointments generally have less waiting time than afternoon appointments. Everyone conducted themselves professionally and with a pleasant manner.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is an excellent doctor, she is very knowledgeable, gives you all the information you want. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Flaxel

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Excellent medical care by a thoughtful provider. Efficient, well prepared support team.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    Yeah the help has been real good and I would like to thank them for the help. So I'll wish I can keep seeing them a little in the future. That's it and thank you for the help.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    The doctor and all the staff in the front desk of the other assistance. I'm not sure the title. They were all excellent. It was it was a very good experience. Thank you all very much.

  • Jul 27, 2019

    Very good patient interaction. However I did wait over an hour to see doctor after getting eyes dilated.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Outstanding. Listens to your concerns. Address issues. Knowledgeable; kind & caring.Treat only if indicated.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    On my last visit, I was in and out in less than an hour. The doctor was very professional. Drops to deaden my eye before the shot was only done twice. In previous visits, Drops have been administered as many as 6 or more times. In the past, I have always had pain in eye for several days. On this last visit, I have had no pain after shot. It makes me wonder if the pain I suffered in the past, was from all the pain meds I received in the eye. And it was good to be out in less than an hour where it has been at least 2 hours for a treatment. Thank you.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    It's a good doctor and explains things well.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel continues to provide care with competence and concern for my well being. She listens to my questions and responds to them clearly. I have complete confidence in the decisions she is making regarding to the course of treatment she is providing.

  • Jul 20, 2019

     I will have been getting eye treatments at Casey for 10 year, averaging every 4 to 5 weeks. The experience has ALWAYS been as excellent as possible, considering the circumstances. Dr. Flaxel, her staff, and all support personnel are superb! After 10 years, each appointment seems like a "family visit".

  • Jul 19, 2019

    [Name] I found Dr. Flaxel to be a very friendly, very knowledgeable. She was quite efficient in the way she conducted her examination. I have no really no nothing to say about it. Other than very very good. So there it is. Take care. [Name]

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Excellent service from everyone the nurse, anesthesiologist,Troy and Flaxel, excellent ... excellent service. Thank you everybody.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    The provider was great. Although I had to wait 3 hours just to see her.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I am so happy and grateful that Dr Flaxall has been my doctor and was able to help me with my eye!

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Excellent.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel carefully checks my eyes twice a year. It’s reassuring to know that she’s very competent.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    I am a seasonal visitor volunteering 3-4 mo ea and I have an on going med. codiction. Navigating and coordinating health ins. and specialist services is always a challenge. To my surprise and deep appreciation the staff at OHSU was exceptional in every way. Starting with the initial registration process to Shelby who coordinated the necessary medical records, understand my med needs, to sch an appt with a specialist well verse with my condition. She was delightful, efficient and instilled confidence that I was in good hands. On the day of my appt, my first contact was a very friendly and helpful parking garage attendant. When I checked in for my appt, as usual the practices was extremely busy but at no time did I feel rushed. All of the staff, technicians and medical assistants took the time to answer my questions thoroughly and were pleasant. Dr Fraxel was excellent, she was knowledgeable, interested and very personable.I have over 25 years of healthcare experience and have a good understanding policies and procedures. Having said that, I am finding that as each year passes their is less focus on helping patients navigate an increasing complicated healthcare system. OHSU is the exception and I commend the administrators, staff and physicians for providing excellent care and it is the personal contact that means so much and makes the difference between good medical care and exceptional care . Thank you [Name].

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Very rushed. I don’t think she was sympathetic to my situation. How could she state that my eyesight had not diminished since I had seen her last when clearly it had, and was confirmed by another physician just a month before.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    The timely assessment, communication and work up of my vision loss were of the highest quality

  • Jul 17, 2019

    She was in the OR, did the procedure and left. Other than telling me her name I had no direct interaction with her at all.

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel was the most friendly and engaging since I met her. I appreciated the exam and interaction. Thank you

  • Jul 14, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Flaxel was extremely professional and I trust her in every way. She has a confidence and we get along well together and I... I can't recommend her too highly. Thanks.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Flaxel and her team of assistants was (and always has been) one of efficient and pleasant helpers who make it easy for Dr. Flaxel to take care of her patients' needs each visit in a thorough and unhurried manor. Dr.Flaxel shows her concern for the situation of each patient that she sees each day.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    I used to bring my mother to Casey from Idaho often, sometimes monthly, I finally moved to Oregon to save the trip. This was my first time at Casey for myself,I was happy with what Casey did for mom and am just as happy for what was and is being done for me

  • Jul 10, 2019

    My experience with Dr. Flaxel was very good. I think she's excellent. I went to her for five year for a retina problem and she did beautifully. She saved my vision and she was always there was never any pain or agony involved. She did everything really well and she's very charming and has great bedside, chair side manner. And I can't say enough good about her.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Yes. Yes. Everything is ... it's very gentle very kind and they're out there all very happy whenever I get there and my train can be late and they'll be glad to greet me and there's and they always have a sense of humor and they're always willing to help and they're very sweet kind and very understanding and they always answer my questions whenever I ask them and I would recommend you people to anybody that I know or anybody that wants some feedback. I'm very thankful. And if there's ever a problem just let me know and we'll take care of it. Again, this is [Name]. Thank you.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    The people were very responsive and showed a genuine concern for my problem. I really thought everyone was very professional and made me feel welcome and if it wasn't so far to travel I would make all my visits for this injury to your facility. Thanks so much,

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is the BOMB! I'll also add that the entire staff is fantastic-very professional while at the same time keeping things light in what has to be a very intense setting.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Always positive

  • Jun 30, 2019

    She is very clear about the medical problem and explains the reasons for following this over time. She gives complete descriptions about what things to be aware of and directions about what actions to take in the event the condition worsens. She obviously wants me to be followed by both herself and my regular ophthalmologist and has arranged my followup visits to maximize the monitoring of my eye condition.

  • Jun 30, 2019

    Wait times were extremely long. I was at the clinic for over two hours and had approximately 15 minutes of interaction with staff. The door to the room I was waiting in was left open and I could hear the doctors discussing other patient’s diagnoses and treatment, including names.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I've been going to Dr. Flaxel for, you know, I don't know, 7 maybe 8 years. It's always on a high professional level, but also, it's kind of like family. I know all the people that work with her. She knows me and they're just excellent about the treatment. I couldn't ask for anything better.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    She was a very good physician, I enjoyed working with her and that's about what I can say. Thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I've been happy ... happy with all the help that they've given you. Thank you.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Hello, I would recommend Dr. Christina Flaxel to family friends and neighbors and she gave me or has given me recently very good health care advice

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very efficient. All questions answered.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Organized well prepared good team work j

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Excellent care by Dr. Flaxel and her staff.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    9

  • Jun 17, 2019

    Been going to Dr. Flaxel now for 10 or 11 years and she is one of the best doctors in all regards that I've ever dealt with. She's great at her job, (INAUDIBLE), but she's also great everywhere else and she listens, she's just super.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Excellent

  • Jun 13, 2019

    The staff is always friendly and I like Dr. Flaxel. I understand that the clinic is very busy but I wish that there was something that could be done about the long wait times. It took 30 minutes for the technician to see me and then another 40 minutes for the doctor to do the examination.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Always a positive experience.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel is both personable and professional.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    My name is [Name]. The number I give my doctor is a 10. He's a doctor I'd recommend to anyone. Thanks.

  • Jun 12, 2019

    Good afternoon I'm [Name] happy with the services. Thank you very much for the service thanks.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    It's a good experience in this... very good attention and every thing. Thank you so much.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    Even though the doctor was extremely busy she provided excellent service. She and her staff are very helpful.

  • May 31, 2019

    All the professionals are great including Dr. Flaxel. The wait time is annoying. Thank you.

Make an Appointment

(503) 494-7891

Refer a Patient

Physician Advice and Referral Service

I see patients at