Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 149 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 64 Patient Comments

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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 “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014-2018
  • Recipient of numerous medical student and resident teaching awards
  • Best Doctor Award, 2014
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors,” 2017
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, OH
8/1/1996 - 6/30/2000


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2004

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

More About My Work


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.

149 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2021

    love her! wonderful doctor and a good, kind, funny person too.

  • Reviewed on Jan 06, 2021

    No issues.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    Dr. Goist is the perfect OB/GYN for me. I appreciate her willingness to answer all my questions with thoughtful explanation. I never ever feel rushed. She just gets me!

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

    First time meeting Dr. Goist and she was wonderful. Eased my <span class='highlight hasPHI'>fears</span> and answered all of my questions.

  • Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

    Dr. Goist is outstanding - has my highest recommendation to any future patients. Always is present and prepared, efficient and never rushed - She provides through explanations and has immense patience and good humor.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

    Dr. Goist is very helpful, she spends time with me at every appointment. I'm comfortable with her & confident in the care & time she provides.

  • Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

    I am so grateful to dr goist. she is kind and caring and very knowledgeable. she always answers my questions and I trust her with my health completely!

  • Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

    Dr. Goist is the best OBGYN a woman could ever hope to have and one that all aspiring OBGYNs should wish to be like.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

    she takes her time and give great care

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2020

    Took time to get my full history of problem experienced, explained plan for dealing with it and what timeline would be followed. Also explained what to expect so I could properly manage my expectations. I always appreciate that I don't feel "rushed" when I see her and I feel like a person, not a number.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.