Dr. Marcus East, MD

Dr. Marcus East, MD

Cataract Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Marcus East, MD is a cataract surgery specialist in Salem, OR and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Pa State Univ Coll Of Med in 2002 and specializes in cataract surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

655 Medical Center Dr NE

Salem, OR 97301

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Hemorrhage
more than 87% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Contact Lens Fitting Services
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. East's bio

This content was provided by Dr. East "Dr. East was born and raised in Salem, Oregon. He graduated from South Salem High, and went to the University of Oregon. He earned his medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. There he completed his internal medicine internship and his ophthalmology residency. Marc returned to Salem to join Medical Center Eye Clinic in 2006. He provides routine, medical, and surgical care of the eye for patients of all ages. He serves as Medical Director of Salem Laser and Surgery Center where he specializes in state-of-art surgery, including correction of astigmatism and image-guided, laser cataract surgery. Marc and his wife, Amy, have four children. He enjoys running, outdoor activities, attending Oregon Duck sporting events, and spending time with family."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. East "One of five independent physicians and surgeons practicing in a shared office environment at Medical Center Eye Clinic, Dr. East specializes in Cataract Surgery and other eye disease treatments. The purpose of his practice is to provide the highest quality ophthalmology care resulting in the best possible outcome in an atmosphere that is enriching for both his patients and staff. "

6  Specialties

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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17  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Surgery
  • Physical Examination
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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.


  • Oregon
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Penn State University-Hershey College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Penn State University-Hershey College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. East has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • ICD-10 Ophthalmology Review Committee, Member
  • Salem Health, Member
  • Salem Laser and Surgery Center, Director

Dr. East's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. East to family and friends
117 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (117)

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Dr. East's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent

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