Christina J. Flaxel M.D.

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Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (1512 Ratings, 470 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 (1512 Ratings, 470 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

  • 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 04, 2019

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

  • Nov 29, 2019

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

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Very professional and competent

  • 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 15, 2019

    Everything was through and instructed and helpful.

  • Nov 13, 2019

    Wait time getting better

  • 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.

  • Oct 19, 2019

    Dr. Flaxel I feel is the best eye doctor you can find. She is smart, hard working, and very concern about a patients health. I would not go to any one else for treatment. Thanks for everything you have done for me.

  • 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

    They listened to me, took time doing my exam and made me feel like they were really trying to find answers to my questions and fears.

  • 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 14, 2019

    My wait time was extremely long. I arrived at 3:15 for a 3:30 appointment. I left the clinic at 5:15. The total time with the clinic was 10 minutes or less with a technician and about 2-3 minutes with the physician. I di have my pupil dilated.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Extremely professional approach to my eye problems. Also, I appreciated the full explanation I received about the problem and the plan to repair it surgically. Left me feeling confident about the outcome.

  • 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 06, 2019

    The provider gave me a complete list of things that that we talked about and printed it out and gave it to me so that I could keep it. I thought that was very professional and it was very helpful to me and also she gave me something, I was getting a second opinion from her and she gave me a whole list of things that we did at the exam at OHSU to give to my doctor here in Salem, and I did appreciate that. I thought she did a very good job, and I was pleased with what she did. Thank you.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Excellent care from both Doctors.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    experience was very pleasant a magnificent treatment as a result of the disease that I have everything was wonderful I am summoned for two months to continue attending me and very grateful always of a medical type that more than has touched me thank you very much good night.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Christina Flaxel does not give any time to her patients. I don't think that she literally informs them on anything until something goes wrong. and then it's... maybe we can do something about it, but probably not. I just feel like my care was not... was not acceptable.

  • 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


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