Laura Van Houten, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: 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

5.0 out of 5    94 Ratings    43 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:
Residency: Oregon Health & Science University
Internship: Oregon Health & Science University
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Year I Started Practice: 2005
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     94 Ratings     43 Comments

Oct 25, 2018
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Aura Van Houten is thorough, kind, and reassuring. I have seen her twice now and will continue to see her for my yearly female check-ups.

Oct 16, 2018
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Dr Van Houten is simply the best. She had been my OB for my three pregnancies and has been so compassionate and caring and straightforward. She listens. She has great advice. I've recommended several friends to her and they love her, too!

Oct 15, 2018
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Excellent bedside manner. Dr Vanhouten listens carefully to concerns expressed and addresses them all in a compassionate, professional manner. Would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an ob/gyn

Sep 13, 2018
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Dr. Aura Van Houten is knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough. I drive clear across town to see her and don't expect that to change she is an excellent provider.

Sep 10, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten was exceptionally amazing to work with. She listened and explained things perfectly. Dawn, her med assistant, was as amazing too. They are both fantastic!

Sep 7, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten's staff was helpful and friendly. Dr. Van Houten herself was stellar!! She took time to get to know me and talk with me before I even had my exam - she is knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable discussing my care with her.

Jul 13, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten is amazing! She's calm & collected and has the amazing ability to ease all our worries without belittling our concerns.

Jul 10, 2018
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Dr. Van Houten is very knowledgeable with a professional and kind demeanor.

Jul 5, 2018
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Went out of her way to give me alternative places to get physical therapy in Vancouver.

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.
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