Dr. Marcus East, MD

Dr. Marcus East, MD

Cataract Surgery  |  
Male  |  
42 y/o
Insurances Accepted

Accepting new patients

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.

Medical Center Eye Clinic

655 Medical Center Dr NE

Salem, OR 97301
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Accepted insurance

  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WVP Health Authority

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Care Philosophy

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. 
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Experience for Dr. East

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Top Care Areas for Dr. East by Patient Volume



Dr. East's volume for this condition ranks within the 71st percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.



Eyelid Surgery

Dr. East's volume for this procedure ranks within the 56th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.




Dr. East's volume for this condition ranks within the 49th percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to his peers.


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Where our data comes from - The data you see on providers' Healthgrades profiles comes from both the provider and public sources. The Top Care Areas section uses public data from billing claims that providers submit to insurance companies. That data is filed nationwide on behalf of the provider to either the government or a private health insurance company.

How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Disease
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration


  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • 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
    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
based on 46 total reviews
Dr. East's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. East accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WVP Health Authority
    Marion Polk Community Health Plan

Hospitals where Dr. East has admitting privileges

Salem Hospital
890 Oak St SE
Salem, OR 97301
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