Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4.9 out of 5
  • 128 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 53 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

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.

128 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 07, 2022

    Dr. Goist was very through re. my exam and very sensitive to my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2022

    In my 14+ years of being a patient of Dr. Goist, I have never feel like my appointments with her were rushed. Dr. Goist always takes the time to sit and listen to all of my questions and concerns; I really feel like she understands me. I also appreciate that her recommendations are based on the latest research.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

    Wonderful experience. Very attentive, easy to talk with and extremely helpful with my questions and concerns

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

    Dr. Goist the best doctor, caring understanding. Kind and listened to patient concerned.

  • Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

    Dr. Goist is an awesome provider. She is thorough and really listens to you. At the same time, it is really important to me that I am not at my appointment for hours. Dr. Goist is able to keep the entire time I arrive to leave at a reasonable amount of time while still making sure all of my concerns are addressed.

  • Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

    Dr. Goist was lovely as always although most of my appt. was w/a resident although I cannot remember her name for the life of me, though she as well did a very good job & made me feel comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Dec 01, 2021

    Dr. Goist is always amazing. I have been seeing her for years and could not recommend her enough. She is the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

    Dr. Goist is the best!

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 10/25/2021, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.