Melissa Goist

Melissa Goist, MD

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 379 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 70 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

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

Education History

Medical College of Ohio at Toledo

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of OB/GYN

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 Oct 29, 2019

    Dr. Goist is so great feels like you are talking to a friend. Puts you very at ease.

  • Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Goist is great!

  • Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

    I love Dr. Goist! I've seen her for many years, and she always remembers & asks about personal details as well as making sure my medical needs are well covered.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2019

    I also absolutely love my care provider! She is always listening to my questions and answering them immediately. even on MyChart. She is knowledgeable and puts me at ease. I definitely recommend her to all my family and friends.

  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

    Dr. Goist is compassionate and an all around amazing doctor. I find myself taking all of my health questions to her. She takes the time to know me, individually, and makes sound recommendations for my overall health.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

    she is always so nice and patient with my million questions and nervous talking. she is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to and ask questions.

  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

    Melissa is kindest doctor I have ever had. I moved to another state and still drive 3hrs to see her. She remembers patient conversations and focuses on only you during your appointment time.

  • Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

    Dr. Goist is always friendly & willing to help.

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

    Dr. Goist is a gift! She is professional and kind. I feel fully confident of her care of me/my health.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Has been great about responding in a mychart and has had a telephone conference with me and my husband after receiving difficult news related to our visit.

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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.