Laura Van Houten, MD

Specialist
My Specialities: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board-certified
My Areas of Focus: Bloodless Surgery Program, Breast Health, High Risk Obstetrics, Infertility, Obstetrics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Complete Women's Health
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5     117 Ratings     56 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Portland Obstetrics and Gynecology

1130 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 120 Building 3, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-7353

About Me:

Long dedicated to the health and care of women, Dr. Van Houten enjoys the breadth of practice encompassing both obstetrics and gynecology. Her areas of specific interest include high risk and normal obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, vulvar health, adolescent health, and contraceptive management. She seeks to provide women with the knowledge to make informed decisions to facilitate their personal health and well-being. Dr. Van Houten describes herself as an avid reader, crossword puzzle addict, NPR groupie, and dedicated runner. She and her husband are active supporters of the arts and enjoy the Pacific Northwest outdoors with their family including their Jack Russell Terrier, Evie Knievel.

Education:
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Year I Started Practice: 2005
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Silverton Medical Health

Patient Rating

Legacy wants every patient to have great care, every time. To help measure and improve patient satisfaction, we send surveys to randomly selected patients after their appointments. We use this feedback from the surveys to improve and enhance the care we offer. It works like this: Real patients give us feedback through Press Ganey, a patient satisfaction survey company. They verify and confirm the results. National Research Corporation, an independent company, provides the technology to show the ratings and comments on our website
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4.9 out of 5     117 Ratings     56 Comments

Jun 28, 2018
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Every visit I've had has been enjoyable! I'm always happy to go!

Jun 26, 2018
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Excellent visit with Dr. Van Houten

Jun 25, 2018
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It was very good! I only waited a few minutes for the provider - she came right in and wanted to get to know me before the procedure I was there for. I really appreciated the amount of time she spent with me and her attention.

Jun 11, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten was knowledgeable & personable. I would see her for yearly checkup & if I had any problems or concerns

Jun 7, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten and her colleagues were all outstanding. Kind, compassionate, attentive and got me the help that I needed. I am very grateful to all of them. Theirs should be the quintessential model for all doctors on how to work with patients!

Jun 1, 2018
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Aura is wonderful. Each appointment is a joy, and she has a calming presence.

May 31, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten and the medical assistant Dawn are absolutely AMAZING. They both listened to what I said, I never felt judged or uncomfortable, especially during a test that can be very vulnerable. I was really worried, but they were both great! Both Dr. Van Houten and Dawn deserve the highest kudos and recognition. Thank you for taking such great care of me.

May 25, 2018
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it was my first check up in several years, and everyone really eased my anxiety! it was a great experience.

May 10, 2018
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Dr. VanHouten is an amazing physician!

May 1, 2018
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Overall very pleased with care received from doe visits and plan to use them again for further pregnancy/ OB/GYN cares. Impressed with my doc during the Labor & Delivery of my baby and glad she was there!

Apr 27, 2018
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Everyone was friendly, helpful, and the doctor was able to see me early.

Apr 23, 2018
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she held my fussy baby while I got dressed! so helpful!

Mar 26, 2018
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love the office and Dr VH. the best!

Mar 9, 2018
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very informative visit.thanks Dr. van Houten

Mar 8, 2018
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very kind and compassionate provider and office

Mar 5, 2018
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I really enjoy going in for my visits.

Feb 23, 2018
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excellent provider!

Feb 23, 2018
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dr van houten is an excellent doctor

Feb 22, 2018
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Everyone in the office was awesome and helpful

Feb 19, 2018
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Laura is a wonderful provider. She is kind, patient, a great listener and just a great human! I look forward to my appointments with her.

Feb 8, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten is excellent! Always willing to spend as much time as needed. Never feel rushed. Very compassionate.

Feb 5, 2018
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Overall very positive experience. Dr. Van Houten is excellent. Very pleased with my care thus far.

Jan 4, 2018
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Amazing provider and staff. Warm, reassuring, knowledgeable, exceptional.

Jan 4, 2018
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I always have a lovely experience every time I go to this office and I am so grateful for everyone from the front office staff to the MAs to Dr Van Houten for being professional and kind.

Dec 29, 2017
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Waiting room for labs very long that was the only bad thing.

Dec 29, 2017
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Dr. Van Houten was great and answered all of my questions. Very personable and shows she cares.

Dec 26, 2017
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Dr Van Houten is a very caring and wonderful physician, as are all my caregiver's at Good Sam.

Dec 15, 2017
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This office and this provider are a superb example of what a patient should experience with a visit to a health care provider. Top marks from me!

Dec 12, 2017
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Dr. Van Houten is the best doctor I've ever had. She's taken the time to get to know me and I completely trust her.

Dec 8, 2017
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I felt more time was needed to do a thorough medical exam.

Dec 8, 2017
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I really dislike the check-in devise in the lobby. Its just one more step to remove patients from eye to eye, personal contact with staff. When calls are answered by machines, self check-ins become the norm the feeling of PERSONAL care is compromised. I know it saves you money but it does come with a cost to patients.

Nov 28, 2017
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We love Aura, and we are so happy that she will be delivering our second baby!

Nov 21, 2017
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Dr. Aura Van Houten is very professional. Thanks.

Nov 16, 2017
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I always appreciate the information I receive from Dr Van Houten.. I appreciate her.

Nov 13, 2017
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Dr. VanHouten is an amazing doctor-I would recommend her to any woman looking for an OBGYN

Nov 10, 2017
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Dear LegacyI appreciate you wanting to get client feedback, however, you send me these surveys following EVERY SINGLE doctor visit. This doctor visit was a follow up appointment after surgery. I saw Dr. Van Houten several times last year. She is terrific, wonderful and an amazing doctor. I want her to get "credit" for all that she is, but I am overwhelmed by your constant surveys. [details deleted to protect privacy]

Nov 9, 2017
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Great visit. All questions/concerns answered.

Nov 7, 2017
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Doctor and staff are highly recommended.

Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. VanHouten is a wonderful doctor you can trust.

Oct 20, 2017
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I had a good experience.

Oct 20, 2017
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My visit was great and the staff were very respectful. The only negative part was in the waiting room. Another patient was on her phone speaking/yelling very loudly. Her call was on speaker phone so everyone could also hear the caller talking loudly. This is of no fault to the clinic staff as some people just have no manners and are rude.

Oct 13, 2017
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I like Dr. Van Houten so much! The perfect balance of professional and personal. Thank you.

Oct 12, 2017
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Dr. Van Houten and her MA Dawn were really amazing, and knowledgeable. I really liked them as my provider and will definitely go back. thank you for your wonderful care !

Oct 3, 2017
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Dr. VanHouten, her nurse Dawn and the front desk staff are all amazing. Dr. VanHouten and Dawn are both caring, kind and excellent care givers.

Oct 3, 2017
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Dr VanHouten is an excellent privider. I have been seeing her for over 5 years, and my family and I have been delaying a move out of state so we can continue to use her until we are finished having children.This visit was supposed to be a first prenatal visit, but unfortunately we learned that it was not a viable pregnancy. After trying for over a year, this was really difficult news to hear, but Dr VanHouten delivered it with the perfect level of compassion and matter of fact information. She is a wonderful doctor, and we feel lucky to have her.

Aug 31, 2017
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excellent care given by dr Vanhouten and her staff

Aug 31, 2017
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Dr. Laura Van Houten is a wonderful doctor who is experienced, knowledgeable, skilled and professionally caring & friendly. I would recommend her to anyone.

Aug 31, 2017
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from the receptionist to the physician things could not have gone more smoothly. this office appears to have figured out how to be courteous professional and effective in administering top notch medical care.

Aug 29, 2017
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Everything, from start to finish, with this office was wonderful! The person on the phone making the appointment, the receptionist, the nurse of Dr Van Houten, and Dr Van Houten herself, were all great. They took the time to listen to my concerns, and were very polite and respectful. I would highly recommend this office.

Aug 28, 2017
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Dr. VanHouten is an excellent OB and I'm grateful for her!

Aug 28, 2017
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I have stayed with Dr. Van Houten even though she is now out of plan because of my confidence in the quality of care I do and will _____.

Aug 28, 2017
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This office is excellent. The atmosphere is bright and cheery and everyone who works there is bright and cheery as well. They listen and set you at ease during times of extreme change. They also respond to urgent and non-urgent medical questions right away which is greatly appreciated. Especially Van Houten. I highly recommend them!

Aug 17, 2017
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The experiences that I had with Dr. Van Houten and Dawn were phenomenal. My mother and I have told them repeatedly how amazing they are, and how grateful we are that I was in such good hands. We can't thank them enough for everything they did, and express how amazing the entire time I was at Legacy Regional in NW 22nd for a procedure was. From the receptionist checking-in, to being discharged, everything was top notch. Legacy Health is where I will be going from now on for all future medical appointments! Thank you all SO much!

Aug 4, 2017
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I used MyHealth to ask a question I was worried about over a weekend and received a response quickly that relieved my concerns.

Jul 31, 2017
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Dr. Van Houten was a wonderful provider. She made great eye contact and gave excellent informed choice. She has a warm and professional manner. really enjoyed my experience in her care.

Jul 27, 2017
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I found that the automated prompting for me to make this appointment was inaccuarate and unnecessary for me to have a papsmear 7 months after my hysterectomy.
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