Steven Bailey M.D.

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Associate Professor of Ophthalmology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (1473 Ratings, 398 Comments)


  • Ophthalmology

Special focus on

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retina and Vitreous Disease
  • Retina Surgery


  • M.D., University of Iowa Iowa 1998
  • Residency:

    • Ophthalmology, Emory University
  • Fellowship:

    • Retina, Casey Eye Institute, OHSU 
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Bailey received his B.S. in biology from the University of Iowa, where he also received his M.D. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Emory University and a retina fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association and the American Society of Retina Surgeons. Research interests include macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases and diabetic retinopathy.


  • English

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (1473 Ratings, 398 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 14, 2019

    I have been seeing this doctor for 10 years.I have every confidence in him.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    It was thorough and prompt.

  • Oct 10, 2019

    No changes from last visit 6 weeks ago. pleasant experience, other wise mwould be blind in one eye.

  • Oct 05, 2019

    successful procedure. Questions answered thoroughly with technical precision. The entire staff was attentive and kind. Thank you

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Everyone is helpful and answer questions relating to my diagnosis

  • Oct 04, 2019

    This provider provides me all the information I need, he listens to what I have to say and he is very respectful. He's an excellent provider.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Great visit.

  • Oct 02, 2019


  • Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is preserving my vision. I am truly grateful.

  • Sep 28, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is understanding and will answer any questions I have foe him

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Very professional, friendly and accommodating.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Always appreciate my visits with Steve Bailey

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Always welcoming and willing to answer questions

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is very professional and very adept at treating the retinas and I trust him completely. I'm glad that I'm his patient.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    . This was a follow up appointment .Dr. Bailey always answers all of my question. Heis an excellent physician, and very professional.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    So glad this team comes to The Dalles - all are very helpful and friendly.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    He was very nice, new his stuff, very thorough, and did an excellent job.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    I've had good luck with Dr. Bailey. I'm satisfied with everything that he's done for me, and I'm happy to give him a good rating. Thank you.

  • Sep 16, 2019

    Dr. Bailey took time to answer questions related to possible scenarios for the onset of my wet AMD. It was very appreciated.

  • Sep 08, 2019

    I've always been pleased with the service. He's always been very good to tell me everything I needed to know.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr. Bailey was terrific, what I appreciated most was that he was not in a rush, but eager to hear anything and everything that I had to tell him. I really appreciate that a lot.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Dr Bailey and his team saved my eye

  • Sep 04, 2019

    Testing found newly recurring issue to tackle.

  • Sep 04, 2019

    I had had a so-so experience in Bend, Oregon and opted to come back to Dr. Bailey for follow-up on my scleral buckle procedure, done in February...I feel far more comfortable with the amount of attention Dr. Bailey gives me...Here in Bend, it's always rush, rush, rush...doesn't work for me

  • Sep 02, 2019

    Pleasant, always professional, and I have confidence in his care.

  • Sep 01, 2019

    Staff and Dr. Bailey are very efficient kind people my complaint about it is is that there are too many appointments on the same day, and that's not Dr. Baileys problem. That is OHSU's problem.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    Yeah, very happy with the provider. There's a lot of things going on wrong with my eyes but they've been there to help get it better. That's all.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Appointment was on time and went smoothly.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Dr Bailey makes me feel like family. After restoring my eyesight (retinal detachment left eye and retinal tear in right eye), he has given comprehensive, compassionate, and informative care. He answers my questions promptly and his staff are dedicated to my care. I can feel the love at Casey Eye Hospital!

  • Aug 27, 2019


  • Aug 23, 2019

    No change from 6 weeks ago.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Our travel time to OHSU is just over an hour. We usually arrive at least 1/2 hour early before the designated appointment time. Friendly reception; Sometimes the preliminary technical detail is accomplished early. Technicians are nice, seemingly thorough and efficient. Usually a wait time before Dr. arrives. This is acceptable to me since I understand some patients take longer than others. Dr.'s visit was short but thorough.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Kind and thorough and calm.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr Bailey is very knowledgeable , kind and a wonderful listener! He never makes you feel as if he is in a hurry to get on to the next person! He is a #10 plus in my mind!!

  • Aug 16, 2019

    I like him. He is there a concerned and caring about his patients and he's good at what he does and I really like him. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Bailey and his team are professional and competent. I find Dr. Bailey to be personable and caring in addition to being a great surgeon.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    DR Bailey it's thorough and courteous. He listens and will give feedback and explains his diagnosis and treatment suggestions in a very understandable conversation.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is an exceptional physician. He always takes time to answer my questions and never seemed rushed.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Staff is always warm and friendly, Dr. Bailey cordial and willing to answer my questions

  • Aug 09, 2019

    My experience there was very well. I was very happy. Everybody was nice attended to me very well. I was very happy with the results and my family and I were happy when we left there. I have nothing but good to say about them. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Caring, knowledgeable and effective!

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Dr Bailey is very kind and patient. He took the time to make sure I understood what was discussed and that I didn’t have any further questions

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Dr. Bailey is friendly, professional, and smart as a whip. He always provides me clear answers but doesn't waste time.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    consistently good as always

  • Aug 07, 2019

    He listens very carefully.

  • Aug 04, 2019

    This provider Dr. Bailey makes you feel like you're really an important patient to him instead of just one of many. End of comment.

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Very expert and kind care. The latest equipment and little wait time.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    He has been my Doctor for many years.

  • Jul 31, 2019

    I like Dr. Bailey and feel confident that he is watching over my continuing macular pucker. However, this time he was about an hour late to my appointment and neither he nor any of his staff apologized. Also, the waiting room was FREEZING which made that hour pretty unpleasant.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    the doctor seemed thorough and explained my condition in an understanding matter. I have a follow up to make sure this is correct.