Dr. Gregory Christiansen, MD

Dr. Gregory Christiansen, MD

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46 y/o
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Gregory Christiansen, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 2000. Following an internship at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, he went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He received further training in glaucoma at the esteemed Duke University Eye Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Christiansen has published a number of articles and abstracts in well- respected peer reviewed medical journals including an important article found in Ophthalmology on the mechanism of Lumigan in the treatment of glaucoma patients. Experience A board certified surgeon, Dr. Christiansen specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the eye. After completing his advanced training, he spent five years practicing ophthalmology in Oregon where he performed a vast number of cataract, glaucoma, and refractive surgeries. Dr. Christiansen has successfully completed thousands of microsurgical procedures. Dr. Christiansen specializes in cataract and glaucoma surgeries and continues to be involved with research and innovative technologies. Desiring to come home to Utah, Dr. Christiansen is now seeing patients at Clarus Vision Clinic located in Murray, Utah at the Intermountain Medical Center. Interests In his leisure time, Dr. Christiansen enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, biking, camping, and sailing with his wife and their three children.

Clarus Vision Clinic

6344 S 900 E

Murray, UT 84121
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EMI Health
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 85% of peers
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
normal
more than 83% of peers
Stye
normal
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christiansen "We strive to provide great clinical and surgical eye care in the Salt Lake Valley.  It is our goal to treat every patient with respect and provide positive outcomes while managing conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, macular degeneration, and others.  We strive to educate our patients on their respective conditions and help them improve their quality of life."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Duke University Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christiansen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Utah Ophthalmology Society, Member

Dr. Christiansen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christiansen to family and friends
4.5
based on 202 total reviews (27 with comments)
Dr. Christiansen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (27)
in Utah |
Over the years, I've had many eye exams, and these folks are the most thorough by far. This is my second year with Clarus Vision Clinic. I've been very impressed Dr. Christiansen, his staff, and their facility. Do plan on spending some time there. There is not a long wait time to start your exam with their techs, but the doctor himself may take a little while to get in to see you as he does spend quality time with each patient.
in Salt Lake City, Ut |
Dr. Christiansen is one of the best surgeons around and Dr chism is one of the best Optometrists I've seen.
in Murray, UT |
I have been going to Clarus for a few years now. A few things I believe they are incredible at: -I love the secretaries. They remember me year after year and are always helpful. -the techs are also very helpful and kind -the place is immaculate -everyone is very professional -they make it easy to schedule appts Some things I wish were a little better: -the friendliness of their doctors, they should take note from the secretaries and techs -the wait to see the doctor. For the past few visits
Salt Lake City, UT |
My appointment was first thing in the AM, no wait time, seen in a very timely matter. Dr & technicians were all very kind, helpful knowledgeable & informative. Beautiful facility as well. I highly recommend for all your vision needs.
in Midvale, UT |
I am thrilled with Clarus Vision Clinic, their doctors and staff. I am overjoyed with my recent cataract surgery, which not only clarified my vision but CORRECTED my vision to 20/20! Everyone is professional and competent. I highly recommend Clarus Vision Clinic for eye care and feel fortunate I came here. Everything was clearly explained to me from the problems my eyes were having to what would happen during and after surgery. They're great!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Doctor Christensen is Very professional and friendly environment.
in Midvale, UT |
I just finished an eye appointment at Clarus Vision Clinic. Friendly, patient staff. They clearly explained every test procedure that they performed. Afterwards Dr. Christiansen took the time to explain what the results meant, and what to expect in the future. I would recommend Clarus Vision Clinic to any friend, or stranger for that matter, who is looking for a good ophthalmologist.I appreciated the texts to remind me of my appointment. I like them much better then the normal phone calls.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
My son was referred to Dr. Christiansen by his retina specialist. In the five months we have been seeing him we have been so impressed with his staff and his professional style and personal kindness. We have been through very serious health challenges, but thanks to cateract surgery the future looks bright. Thank you to Dr. Christiansen and staff for all of your help. I do highly recommended him to my friends.
in Midvale ut |
Dr Christiansen and His staff are excellent. They are extremely friendly and considerate The atmosphere is very conducive to alleviate any nervousness I had The staff truly cares about me as an individual. Dr Christiansen explains what is wrong with my eyes in a manner that I can understand I'm so happy he was recommended to me by Dr. Knudsen.
in Salt Lake City, Ut |
I went to Clarus Vision Clinic for the first time today and they were fantastic. The staff was friendly and professional. They were knowledgeable and willing to take whatever time was needed to answer any questions and make sure my visit went well. I would definitely recommend them.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Always willing to answer questions. Works hard to make sure you are takening care of. The staff as a whole is friendly and will do all they can to make your visit comfortable
in Mill Creek City, UT |
Dr. Christiansen is kind, personable, professional, caring and I trust his expertise. Also, all staff is good with the turnaround time. You also have cool music and good books. Staff professional caring, and courteous. A big thanks to all.
in Draper, UT |
The service was fantastic, I was in and out really quick, the staff was great! Definitely recommend Clarus.
in West Jordan, UT |
I have confidence in Dr. Christiansen and his Staff
in Cottonwood Heights |
Folks. I am a consultant for companies who want to create powerful Customer Experiences. Never did I think I would find one in Clarus Vision Clinic. THIS PLACE ROCKS. Oh, they have the mandatory warm and friendly staff. The clinical competence is spot on. But the "wow" really occurs when YOU pay attention to the way that THEY pay attention to the small stuff. The clear clipboard given to you for your paperwork. No advertising there. While your eyes are dilating, they have a waiting room that
in Draper, UT |
What stood out for me is that the doctor take the time to get the surgery done the right way, he is caring and listens when you're nervous about having surgery.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Christiansen is a very competent provider who is very straightforward and knowledgeable. The staff are very friendly and work with efficiency. If I have to wait, the staff makes sure I am taken care of.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
The staff is wonderful. I appreciate the fact that Donny took the time to hone in on my glasses prescription to make sure it was absolutely correct. Dr. Christiansen is wonderful, I wish he was the one that did my cataract surgery years ago.
in Draper, UT |
The staff is very helpful and nice. The staff is thorough and explained my laser procedure in great detail. I feel at ease in their care and feel confident with Dr. Christiansen. I do ask him for more information on my diagnosis, simply because his personality seems to be a little shy. I am confident in his knowledge and commitment to doing the right thing.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I am most impressed with the staff taking me back for my appointment in a proficient manner. I am taken back immediately after I check in. Dr Christiansen is great at helping me understand my diagnosis and treatment.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Clarus Vision is a great, cutting edge clinic with fantastic staff. Every time I visit I feel like I'm getting the best care by the most friendly, welcoming people. I would definitely recommend this clinic!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
The WORST experience of our life! DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR!!! Scared us to death with a diagnosis that not ONLY was wrong, but after returning found out that the test that the Doctor used to make his devastating diagnosis was not administered to my Daughter on the first visit! Left 1 star because 0 was not an option!
in West Jordan, Utah |
Technology over the top. Great! Very caring and attentive staff. Dr. Christiansen is excellent would gladly recommend him,
Salt Lake City, UT |
The office staff and nurses are great, helpful and very friendly. I haven't had an appt that takes less than 1 hour minimum. In that hour the Dr spends maybe 2 minute with you. Most times he doesn't even say thank you or good bye before walking out of the room. He just disappears and leaves the nurses to explain and finish.
in Draper, UT |
I was repeatedly told that my procedure was completely covered by my insurance. Then I was hit with bill after bill to the tune of $650.00. Be sure to get approval from your insurance so that you don't get blindsided like I did. Dr. Christiansen will tell you it's covered whether it is or isn't.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
A doctors office that doesn't look or feel like a doctors office! Everyone very friendly and accommodating. Great location. Glasses and contacts have been working great. I would recommend this clinic.
Murray, UT |
I saw 3 people while in the exam room and nobody introduced themselves to me on my first and only visit. I didn't even know who the doctor was until the very end. They made me watch a video instead of explaining anything to me in person. I was the last visit of the day and maybe the staff was tired. Maybe things have changed since my visit but I wouldn't recommend this office.
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Dr. Christiansen accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EMI Health
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)
    Public Employees Health Plan
  • Select Med
    Select Med Select Med
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Hospitals where Dr. Christiansen has admitting privileges

Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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St. Mark's Hospital
1200 E 3900 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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