Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 112 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 51 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,” 2015-2022
  • 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

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

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.

112 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
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

    Just love Dr. Goist! Wish I could find a primary care doctor like her.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2022

    I always enjoy seeing Dr Goist, she makes me feel very comfortable

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2022

    Excellent bedside manner, so kind, really listened to me and took the time to explain everything

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2022

    Dr. Goist is an excellent physician. She remembers our discussion from last visit, always smiling and upbeat. Truly cares for her patients.

  • Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

    Dr. Goist is one of the best doctors I have ever met. She is kind, listens to understand what I am saying or asking, and explains things very, very well. She took the time to explain my last bone density test in a manner that made sense and in a way no one else has. I am ALWAYS impressed by her knowledge.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

    Everyone was really nice

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

    Dr. Goist is always warm & smiling. She makes me comfortable in describing my problems, & gives me the confidence that she would be able to diagnose/help me appropriately - Dr. Goist is awesome.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

    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 09/30/2022, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.