Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Appointments: (614) 293-3069

About Me

As a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, my role in the lives of my patients is very rewarding. I love the continuity and relationships that I build with them during their reproductive years. These relationships continue to develop throughout a patient's lifetime.

My philosophy of care is to consider every patient's unique personal and healthcare needs and desires. They can vary widely depending on what each individual is seeking to achieve from each appointment with me. Every visit to my office is focused on the patient's needs and concerns at that time.

One of the things I enjoy about practicing medicine at Ohio State is the continuity of care between and among physicians. Each contributes specialized expertise, and this benefits physicians and patients alike.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling and relaxing with my family.


  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2015
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Recipient of numerous medical student and resident teaching awards
  • Best Doctor Award, 2014
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Women's Health
  • Robotics
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Health
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Parturition

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo


Obstetrics / Gynecology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2004

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


214 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

good at diagnosing, describing, and prescribing remedy for my condition

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

Love Dr. Goist she is always very friendly and makes me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

She has a great "bedside manner" and is also a true professional.She is treating me and my overall health as well as her specialty.

Reviewed on Mar 05, 2018

This was the first time I have seen Dr. Goist and I appreciated her upbeat and positive personality.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

never had a bad experience with Dr. Goists office

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

Care provider was excellent. Love the attention she gave to my issue and the procedure performed.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

Dr. Goist is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018


Reviewed on Dec 01, 2017

I've been exceptionally happy with the care that Dr. Goist has provided me with during my pregnancy. She will spend as much timed as needed to address all concerns/ questions. I feel very comfortable around her. I would definitely recommend her!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Very patient - friendly - excellent bedside manner. Took time to answer my questions and involve my husband in the visit. Very professional in appearance & demeanor.

Reviewed on Nov 09, 2017

Dr. Goist is excellent, has a warm & caring personality and always seems interested in me as a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2017

Dr. Goist is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She is very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable about her work.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Dr. Goist is professional yet personable - nearly always a positive encounter with her and the clinic staff.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2017

Dr. Goist is great & very personable.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Dr. Goist is FANTASTIC! She really goes above and beyond for her patients.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

She engages me in natural conversation. Makes me feel less awkward!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

The care provider is always friendly, easy to talk with, and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2017

my doctor took her time and explained everything to my husband and I, she offered all options and let us go through each one. She also answered all of our questions and didn't make us feel rushed or pressure us in any way. She also made this appointment to squeeze us in. During the procedure we had both she had the assistant were very helpful and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Oct 02, 2017

Dr. Goist is the best! So highly professional and extremely engaging! super good listener and always interacts with me along the way! so open to listening to my questions, respectfully reacts to my concerns. I have always looks forward to my visit with her! most importantly, she is very highly competent!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.