Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Appointments: (614) 293-3069

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,” 2015–2018
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • 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

  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Women's Health
  • Robotics
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Health
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Parturition

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo


Obstetrics / Gynecology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2004

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


273 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 07, 2018

Dr. Goist is fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

My time with Dr. Goist was the best. It was my first time with her and I had a troublesome problem. She was pleasant and upbeat, but very professional. I felt confident that she knew what she was doing. During her examination, she explained what she would be doing and why. As she proceeded, she informed me of each step, warning me when it might cause discomfort and apologizing when she knew it was uncomfortable, and asking me if I was okay. I told her that she is the perfect balance between personality and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

I have been Dr. Goist's patient for almost 5 years. I can't speak highly enough about her and the entire team at 2020 Kenny Rd. Dr.Goist is not only a highly skilled and thorough doctor; she is also a patient, kind, and compassionate care provider. she takes the time to listen to all concerns and questions and to ensure that her patients feel comfortable with and fully understands treatment and advice.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018

She is an excellent provider who makes me immediately feel comfortable. Would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr. Goist is the best. I think she's great - I've been seeing her for almost 13 years

Reviewed on Jun 06, 2018

my provider told me she would get back with me in a couple days about a pain issue, she didn't. when I sent an email 6 days later she replied to me to say she didn't have time yet to speak to her colleague. I still haven't heard back. I addressed the issue a year before & was told no I described it as I still haven't got a response back

Reviewed on Jun 02, 2018

Have been going to her for years, and for good reason. She is very down to earth, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

She is the best. I would highly recommend her to anyone -

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

I love Dr. Goist, she explains things to me in a way that makes me feel better

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

She was great answered all questions. The only issue I have is that she never called with my glucose test results. Hopefully I'm not diabetic and don't know about it.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.