Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker, DO

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Osteopathic Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4.7 out of 5
  • 63 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 24 Patient Comments

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About Me

I chose to become an Ob/Gyn because this field allows me to develop lasting relationships with my patients and care for them from puberty through menopause. It’s especially gratifying to have the opportunity to be part of the most memorable moments in their lives.

My medical philosophy is to treat every patient as a whole person and as a family member. That includes a focus on evidence-based medicine, physical movement, nutrition and mental well-being. My patients trust me to explain all of their options, engage in open dialogue and be a partner in their health care journeys. This comprehensive approach allows me to personalize care and optimize the health of my patients.

In my practice, I treat patients throughout their reproductive years and beyond. I perform gynecologic surgical procedures, cesarean births and vaginal births. I provide prenatal and postpartum care, hormone therapy, genetic screening and contraception. I also treat patients for menstrual problems, pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction and vaginitis, and do osteoporosis and cancer screenings. I have a special interest in midlife women’s health and am a certified menopause practitioner.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a special place to work because it brings together health care team members from all backgrounds and walks of life. This creates a diverse and collaborative culture where everyone can feel supported and focus on providing the best patient care possible.

I love working in academic medicine. In addition to caring for patients, I have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students. During delivery, in the operating room and in the clinic, the teaching environment provides ongoing opportunities to improve patient care and shape the next generation of physicians.

When I’m not seeing patients, I love spending time with my husband, three daughters and our extended family. We enjoy exploring the many outdoor spaces, museums, shows and local restaurants Columbus has to offer. We also like hiking, cycling and traveling.
  • North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Certified Menopause Practitioner, 2020
  • MVP Award, Licking Memorial Health Systems, 2021
  • Louis M. Walker, MD, Award for Resident Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Summa Health, 2016
  • Mortimer Rosen Highest CREOG Award, Cleveland Society of OB/GYN, 2016
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Resident Award for Excellence in Obstetrics, Summa Health, 2015

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pregnancy
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Hormones
  • Women's Health
  • Obstetrics
  • Prenatal Care
  • Gynecology
  • Menopause
  • Contraception

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
8/1/2008 - 6/30/2012


Summa Health System, Akron, OH

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

National Certification Corporation - Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

63 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 03, 2022

    Lauren did a great job providing additional educational resources for me regarding menopause. It is comforting to know this is an Interst of hers.

  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

    Professional, provided great materials to read & know my history before the appt.

  • Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

    Felt like my appointment was rushed/no clear exit instructions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

    Loved her! So happy to find a doctor with this specialty who truly listened, gave advice & was compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

    She gave me hope and made a dream I never thought could happen possible I am happy with her work

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

    She is a fantastic provider! Absolutely the best. Thoughtful, considerate, efficient, and thorough.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

    I saw a different provider for this visit & she made me feel very comfortable & explained things very well.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

    I needed all of these lines to talk highly of Dr. Baker. She was kind, understanding, actually listened to me and made my visit exceptionally comfortable. She is by far the best OB dr. I have ever seen. I will not go to anyone else.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Baker has reported no relationships with companies or entities.