Loriana Soma

Loriana Soma, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 106 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 43 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-3069

About Me

Obstetrics and gynecology is one of the most inspiring and fulfilling specialties. It’s wonderful to get to know the women I care for over time, helping them through pivotal stages in their lives. I believe in providing compassionate, personalized, evidence-based care.

I’ve been part of the Buckeye community since medical school and have enjoyed every step of my academic journey. Now, I instruct third-year medical students during Ob/Gyn rotations, facilitate small group sessions and participate as a mentor when assigned to students.

A major part of why I stayed at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center throughout my medical training and the start of my career is because of the people. The physicians, specialists, nurses and staff make each patient feel welcome and cared for. It’s also been beneficial to work somewhere with access to the best resources for complex patient cases.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters, reading, cooking and exercise.
Highlights
  • Chief Resident of the Year award for General Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Gynecological Examination
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Contraception Behavior
  • Contraceptive Devices
  • alpha-2-HS-Glycoprotein
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Colposcopy
  • Postnatal Care
  • Preconception Care
  • Depression, Postpartum
  • Endocrinology
  • Women's Health
  • Prenatal Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaginal Smears
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Contraception
  • Parathyroid Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
8/9/2006 - 6/13/2010

Internship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

6/21/2010 - 6/30/2011

Residency

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN
12/11/2015

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Reviews

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.

106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 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 Aug 15, 2021

    This exam was the most painful. She didn't talk a lot or really connect to me. I had to raise my voice and say stop because the way she was conducting the exam was so painful. She seemed indifferent to my pain. Even though it was my first meeting ever with her, she didn't seem to interested in my health. She did ask about my job, what I did, etc. But not much about health. I guess things have changed in the past few years. :(

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2021

    Dr. Soma is Excellent!

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    She made sure to ask me about everything pertinent about my pregnancy & to check if there were any new concerns. Friendly & personable.

  • Reviewed on Jun 12, 2021

    Dr. Soma is the best! she is caring & thoughtful and gives great advice.

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2021

    Over the last few years, I have shared my anxiety about pregnancy with Dr. Soma due to a pre-existing condition. I left my recent visit even more anxious and scared. She had not reviewed the notes from the specialist I saw and did not adequately address the concern I raised about their mentioning of the possibility of needing to have a trach during pregnancy. What was most upsetting was that DURING the pelvic exam, Dr. Soma listed numerous complications of getting pregnant and gave me the impression that it was a poor decision for me to get pregnant because my advanced maternal age increased the risk my baby would have genetic abnormalities and I would likely face infertility struggles and that my weight would cause me to develop diabetes and other pregnancy complications. Given that I have been consumed with thoughts/concerns about getting pregnant for years, I am well-aware of these risks, yet I had no opportunity to process the emotional burden of what I was being told in an incredibly vulnerable position (while I was quite literally trying not to pass out). The interaction ended with a yes/no question, "Do you have any questions about all that?" (to which almost every patient will say, "no") instead of an opportunity to address the rush of emotions I was feeling in that moment or get reassurance that people like me can also have healthy pregnancies. This conversation should've occurred before or after the pelvic exam and not while I was in a gown, laying on my back, receiving an uncomfortable pelvic exam. I have a PhD in health communication, I am faculty at a medical school, I teach trauma-informed care, and I left our visit in tears feeling incredibly vulnerable, dismissed, and defeated. I would recommend that this practice consider requiring trauma-informed care education for the clinicians to ensure this does not happen in the future.

  • Reviewed on May 06, 2021

    Dr. Soma is a wonderful listener and always gives great advice.

  • Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    I had been experiencing a lot of troubling symptoms. Dr. Soma took care to document each one, explain what I could do to mitigate them, promptly ordered the appropriate tests, and explained clearly what I needed to monitor (symptom-wise) and what was okay. I felt heard and went away with more confidence in how to handle my health concerns.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    After failing the 1 hour glucose test, it would have been nice if the provider came back into the room to describe next steps, rather than the nurse/assistant telling me I failed and simply handing me a paper with instructions for the 3-hour. Some patients take this news seriously and have follow-up questions in cases like these. In addition, if I mentioned having perinatal depression/anxiety at an earlier appointment, normally I would expect the provider to follow up on this issue during subsequent visits. Luckily, my personal situation has improved and I have fewer symptoms, but I was surprised this was not brought up during the visit.

  • Reviewed on Apr 25, 2021

    I love Dr. Soma. She is very professional and kind.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

    Dr. Soma was thoughtful, thorough, and very patient.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Soma has reported no relationships with companies or entities.