Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 379 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 78 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.

379 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 Apr 15, 2020

    Dr. Goist was excellent and I only have good things to say about her. Prior to my procedure, I was very concerned about how it would go due to previous bad experiences with a different provider. Dr. Goist ensured that I felt safe, respected, and comforted throughout the entire procedure. The excellent care that my nurse and Dr. Goist provided made the entire procedure and recovery much, much easier than I originally expected and I am very grateful. I would definitely recommend her to others.

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    I've never enjoyed going to a doctor as much as I enjoy Dr. Goist. She's very easy to talk to/ask questions and spends quality time with me. Dr. Goist has a calm and soothing way about her. I look forward to my visits with her.

  • Reviewed on Apr 07, 2020

    Very professional. I always enjoy my visit checkup once a year. Thank you.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2020

    My doctor (Dr. Goist) is always helpful and pays attention to ensure I receive excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 07, 2020

    Dr. Goist is great. I can't imagine having to see another OBGYN. I've been seeing her most of my adult life.

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

    Dr. Goist always takes the time to listen and really understand my concerns and offers advice.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

    Dr. Goist took this visit extremely serious. She acted in a timely manner.

  • Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

    Dr. Goist is wonderful in every aspect of being a healthcare provider. She helped me treat and resolve a debilitating condition I'd been suffering from for many years. She was timely in her care, expedited the need and speed of my surgery to resolve my fibroids.

  • Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

    I love Dr Goist!! never a bad experience

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

    Only good experiences, very receptive, I am typically very promptly seen, answers all questions.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.