Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 132 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 55 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 health care 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

  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Women's Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • 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.

132 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 Aug 04, 2021

    She is so down to earth and an amazing doctor. Wish I had started seeing her sooner, but thankful to have her now!

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2021

    Dr Goist always spends as much time with me as I need and makes sure I have all the information I need and every opportunity to ask questions.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    Dr. Goist is awesome. I had a scary bleed early in pregnancy and she saw me during her lunch hour to accommodate my busy schedule as a clinical fellow. Meant a lot to me.

  • Reviewed on May 22, 2021

    My care provider is amazing and always have time to listen to me.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    Dr. Goist was kind, professional & knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable w/her. I appreciated that she made sure that my husband felt included even though he could only attend via video due to COVID.

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2021

    Wonderful care provider!

  • Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

    Dr. Goist is always fantastic.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

    Dr. Goist is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I trust her 100% WI decisions about my health. I always recommend her to women. I really can't say enough good about her.

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

    Dr. Goist is the absolute best!

  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

    Good experience with my care provider

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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.