Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 436 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 98 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

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

436 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 Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. Goist is excellent. Prompt - polite friendly - I am totally confident with her & her staff.

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

    Dr. Goist always takes the time to listen. She's very personable.

  • Reviewed on Sep 06, 2020

    Seemed to know my questions before I even asked them. Knew my record well even though this was my first visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

    So appreciative of the concern and personalization that Dr. Goist has provided over my time as her patient.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

    Dr. Goist was fantastic! I was nervous seeing her for the first time as my new doctor. especially given the current situation. She was compassionate and was very attentive to what I was saying. She spent time answering all of my questions and helping me plan what's next.

  • Reviewed on Aug 01, 2020

    Dr Goist is an excellent physician. I am friends with several of her other patients and everyone speaks very highly of her.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    Dr. Goist is one of the best providers I have ever had. She is very knowledgeable and delivers patient centered care.

  • Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

    professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable as well

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2020

    She is always friendly & helpful. She is wonderful I really like her.

  • Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

    Dr. Goist is always available and open to communicate with, she is definitely an advocate for all her patients.

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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.