Claire Gould, MD

Specialist
My Specialties: Gynecology, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained; Minimally Invasive Surgery,
My Areas of Focus: Alternatives to Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Sexual Health, Abnormal Bleeding (Management), Adolescent Gynecology
Languages: English, Interpreters available for other languages
Gender: Female
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

5.0 out of 5    124 Ratings    64 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Medical Group-Advanced Gynecology

19875 S.W. 65th Ave., Suite 250
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-612-5260

Legacy Medical Group-Urogynecology

2222 N.W. Lovejoy St. Building 1, Suite 304
Portland, OR 97210
503-413-5787

About Me:

Claire Gould, MD, is passionate about providing women with minimally invasive options to treat a large number of gynecologic disorders. She joined Legacy Health System after serving 12 years in the United States Air Force as an Ob/GYN. During her time in the service, Dr. Gould was part of the core teaching faculty at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and received multiple awards recognizing her dedication to teaching. Dr. Gould is fellowship-trained in Gynecologic Endoscopy through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has performed over 600 minimally invasive procedures and has advanced skills in laparoscopy, hysterscopy and robotic surgery. While born and raised in Texas, Dr. Gould is very excited to return to Portland and the Pacific NW. In her spare time, Dr. Gould enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.

Education:
Fellowship: Legacy Good Samaritan
Residency: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium - San Antonio, TX
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine - Houston, TX
Year I Started Practice: 2007
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

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5.0 out of 5     124 Ratings     64 Comments

Apr 26, 2019
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Dr Gould is a very compassionate doctor and so reassuring that we would get to the bottom of this problem. She is amazing and I would highly recommend her.

Apr 17, 2019
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Dr. Gould is amazing! I felt like she understood me, listened to me, and moved quickly to get me the care I need.

Apr 16, 2019
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Dr. Gould has a great bedside manner! From the moment my husband and I met with her I felt confident in her and knew she was the surgeon I wanted to do my not-so-common surgery. I appreciated how she explained the surgery and how it typically would go and l then explains how it would go for me. We may run into some insurance issues, but Dr. Gould was very assuring that if she cannot do the surgery she already had another female doctor in mind that she could refer me too that may take my insurance.

Apr 10, 2019
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Dr. Gould is an extremely gifted and professional physician. I have recommended her to several friends, and tell them the importance of women's health issues (that largely are ignored)

Apr 3, 2019
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respectful and knowledgeable provider.

Mar 20, 2019
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Dr. Gould is the very best. I would recommend her to anyone. She always remembers me and my history, always asks thoughtful questions, and explains sometimes scary things is a very unscary way.

Mar 13, 2019
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Everyone in the office was kind, efficient, and wonderful listeners. Brava!

Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Gould is an excellent physician and I feel very fortunate to have her and the Legacy staff have been knowledgeable respectful patient, kind and she is the best doctor I have ever had.

Mar 5, 2019
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Dr Gould is a superb surgeon. My surgery was completed and I feel confident in the outcome. The billing and reception staff are very kind and courteous. I had a major upsetting experience with this office where I was told that the procedure would cost around $800 but minutes before the procedure was told it would cost $4500and was required to sign a document that I would pay that amount. That was a horrible experience and I feel an error that should never happen.

Mar 4, 2019
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Dr. Gould is a wonderful provider. She has a warm and calming presence, listens carefully, and explains everything in a way I can easily understand. She takes good care of her patients! All the staff in the clinic were kind, respectful, and helpful. Dr. Gould and her team are the best!

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Gould is one of the best physicians I have ever had. She has a genuine care and concern for her patients. She treats you with the utmost respect and carefully listens to everything you have to say. I trust her completely and am grateful to have her a my doctor.

Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Gould was fantastic! She was attentive, explained all of my options, efficient, but also took her time with me. She made the experience as pleasant as possible and I was very grateful for this

Feb 18, 2019
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I Am Absolutely In Awe Of The Amazing & Extravagant Doctor Claire Gould Is...She Is Someone You Can Trust With Your Life, She's Patient, She's Extremely Caring, She's The ABSOLUTE Most Loving, Considerate & Very Understanding Person. She's Extremely Compassionate About Her Work. I Will See Her For Anything & Most Definitely Refer Family, Friends, & Strangers To Her. She's An Absolute Asset To Legacy Or Any Medical Field. This Lady Took A Chance On Me With Surgery Without Hesitation, Or Procrastination Regardless Of My Weight, My Congestive Heart Failure, My Chronic Anemia, & My Surgery Being Bloodless Surgery, This Doctor & Woman Is The Epitome Of A Doctor & She Absolutely Rocks. I Absolutely Admire & Respect Her To The Highest Degree!!!!!!! She Made Sure I Was Taken Care Of Before Surgery, During Surgery, & After... I DON'T Ever Want To Lose Doctor Claire Gould Just Being 100% Honest...

Feb 15, 2019
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I went in for a fairly urgent procedure. The staff was amazing with working with my insurance to quickly get it authorized the medical assistant Maria was absolutely excellent ! she kept me well informed through the entire process from scheduling to medications and even the authorization of the procedure. In the procedure Dr. Gould was extremely pleasant and calming and made me feel very much at ease . Her bedside manner is phenomenal as well as her skills , I was out of my procedure fairly quickly with minimal pain . I'm so greatful for this team working so quickly and so thorough !

Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Gould met my question/concerns with urgency and fit me into her very full schedule. Once examined, she acted quickly to have the next steps taken at Good Samaritan Medical Center. She explains all possibilities including treatments for each as well as their outcomes. I have great confidence in her knowledge, advice and treatment plan. She answered all my questions while soothing all my anxieties at the same time. I'm so glad that she is on my care team.

Feb 13, 2019
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one of the front desk receptionist completely needs a change in attitude and customer service. When I made the appointment in person she was very dissmissive, didn't want to make me an appointment, and made it seem a hassle because of my insurance. Gave her the benefit of the doubt, but when I came to my actual appointment, she was the same way to another customer.

Feb 13, 2019
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Everything was fine and I love the doctor, however, I felt an underlying vibe of being rushed. Also, when my blood pressure was taken I couldn't pull up my sleeve for the assistant to take my blood pressure accurately and instead of requesting that I remove my top she just took it over the sleeve which REALLY caused an inaccurate and highly elevated reading. When I left the office and read the synopsis of my visit I saw how HIGH the reading was and I thought that it was odd that the doctor didn't catch that. Again, the reading was skewed because it wasn't taken accurately however, in my mind, being cavalier about a blood pressure reading is dangerous.

Feb 11, 2019
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Dr. Gould is the best GYN that I have ever seen. She had a wealth of information that was pertinent to my concerns and my condition (endometriosis). She was by far the most well versed and experienced with my condition of all of the doctors that I have seen. She also has an outstanding bedside manner. I feel that I am in good hands now that I am under her care.

Feb 4, 2019
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Dr Gould performed my recent hysterectomy with endometriosis excision. She and her entire team did an amazing job! I've had absolutely no post-surgery complications, very little pain or discomfort, and no fear. Every step of the way (including yesterday's follow-up visit), Dr Gould and the Legacy staff have been knowlegeable, respectful, patient, kind, and authentic. If it weren't for the fact that I live 3 hours away, I'd be seeing Dr Gould and other Legacy Good Samaritan physicians for all of my needs.

Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Gould is an excellent physician and I feel very fortunate to have selected her, based upon online reviews.

Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Gould was so personable and easy to talk to. I felt like she listened and really helped me choose the best option.

Jan 25, 2019
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SHE IS THE BEST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER HAD

Jan 16, 2019
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As a new participant in Medicare Advantages Blue Cross, I have experienced some difficulties getting schedulers and receptionists to schedule me for preventative annual exams, which are COVERED BY MY PLAN. I have been told by some medical office staff (within my coverage network) that, as a Medicare patient, routine physicals are not covered. When I try to explain that while that may be true for traditional Medicare plans, I have coverage through Blue Cross Medicare Advantage which does cover the preventative care I was trying to schedule, I have still encountered great reluctance to schedule my appointments. Unfortunately, I encountered this resistance when making my annual pelvic exam appointment with Dr. Gould's office. By being assertive, I was able to get the appointment I asked for, saying I would pay out of pocket for what my insurance refused to cover. When I mentioned this experience to Dr. Gould, she was very supportive of me and told me if it happened again I was to contact her personally. In the meantime, she and I together planned my future preventative appointments to align with what my Medicare Advantage Plan would cover. She was so knowledgeable and reassuring. She also answered all my questions, acknowledged the difficult health issues I had experienced in the year since I had seen her, and made sure that we were both on the "same page" as to my current physical health and future care. I am so relieved to have Dr. Gould as my OB-GYN. She was so very kind and understanding and on top of anything we discussed. I feel that I am in very good hands. Being new to Medicare and having to replace a PCP because my former PCP left the practice has been a rather stressful experience for me the past few months.....the coverage has been excellent; scheduling with medical staff (some from Legacy Medical Group offices) has been the stressful part. When I left Dr. Gould's office, I felt so much better about everything and that I was finally understood and cared for. This appointment concluded all my routine annual exams, and I drove away feeling greatly relieved and reassured.

Jan 16, 2019
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dr. Gould is wonderful

Jan 15, 2019
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Dr. Gould is absolutely wonderful. Professional yet warm, smart, insightful, caring, thorough, kind, efficient, and she takes the time needed to listen, explain, offer guidance, give suggestions, and answer questions. She also responds very quickly to messages online. She is probably my favorite doctor of all time.

Jan 14, 2019
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This was my first visit with Dr Gould for my wellness exam. She was very professional but able to make me feel comfortable during the exam.

Jan 9, 2019
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Dr Gould was wonderful with my teenager daughter. I was impressed with how she spoke directly with her as the patient and included me, the parent in the conversation when appropriate. She was very knowledgeable and shared information in an age appropriate manner, and discussed the pros and cons of each method of birth control. She took the time to get to know us, review her health history and prior lab work, and ordered appropriate tests to examine her anemia and health care concerns. I work in health care and I am so impressed with her bedside approach and truly appreciate the care she provided, it was a wonderful, positive first experience for my teenager daughter with a gynecologist and I'm hopeful it will lead to a positive, healthy attitude for her future health care decisions. Thanks Dr Gould, I was so impressed with the care she received.

Jan 9, 2019
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Dr. Gould is an extremely knowledgeable doctor. I would recommend her to all friends and family. She made me feel very comfortable and explained everything she was doing or going to do. Very clear on followup and precedures. Plus the fact she is very personable and caring.

Jan 7, 2019
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Dr. Gould is very warm and compassionate

Jan 7, 2019
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Dr. Gould was very supportive, understanding and helpful regarding my concerns [details deleted to protect privacy]. Plus, she laughed with me and at my wry humor. Her staff is great. They understand the particular challenges women face as they age and they could not believe I was [age deleted] because I look younger!

Dec 26, 2018
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My visit with Dr. Gould and her nurse was fantastic. I felt valued, heard, and cared for and received more helpful information that I could have asked for. The only slightly frustrating part about my experience with the office was the scheduling of my appointment. There was confusion with what was needed from my insurance in order to schedule an appt so it took 1.5 months to get in after my initial call. However, most of the individuals who helped my via phone to make it through the confusion and scheduling were very helpful. Dr. Gould is not only the best gynecologist I have seen, but one of the best practitioners in general that I have seen. I am very grateful to have been able to get an appt with Legacy Medical Group, and more specifically with her!

Dec 6, 2018
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it was really good experience, i knew many useful information about my health i had never knew them if i wouldn't visit the clinic, the doctor was very nice and she explained everything related to my health issue clear enough.

Dec 4, 2018
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I get and appreciate the very best care form all of my drs. and staff.

Nov 19, 2018
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As always Dr. Gould and her staff were professional and courteous. Dr Gould is knowledgeable and spends all the time needed to ask questions, listen to my answers and answer mine in return.

Nov 7, 2018
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The office was supposed to call me with a first appt. with Dr. Gould and didn't. I had to call _____. But Dr. Gould is EXCEPTIONALLY good.

Nov 5, 2018
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Everyone and everything is pleasant and positive all the time.

Oct 31, 2018
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I did have to wait 20+ minutes after my appointment time, but I was impressed with the level of care from the provider. She was warm, professional, and knew my record history.

Oct 24, 2018
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good visit with my provider

Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Gould was amazing! She was kind, listened, and gave helpful feedback and answered all questions! I will definitely come back to her!

Oct 17, 2018
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DR. GOULD WAS SO HELPFUL AND KIND. I AM VERY HAPPY TO KNOW THAT SHE PROVIDES THE CARE I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR, FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I WILL BE BACK IN THREE MONTHS FOR A CHECK UP. THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF THAT MADE MY EXPERIENCE COMFORTABLE AND SMOOTH.

Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Gould was wonderful, would definitely recommend her.

Oct 8, 2018
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I drove 3 hours to see this provider, and it was absolutely worth it. I wish I lived close enough to have Dr. Gould as my OBGYN - The entire experience so far has been better than 90% of my interactions with medical care teams over the past decade.

Oct 2, 2018
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I adore Dr. Gould. She always makes me feel welcome, listened to and understood. If every provider had her approach to pt. care, healthcare would exceed all expectations.

Oct 2, 2018
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Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. The doctor was great at helping me understand the medical facts and was great about listening to my needs. I genuinely felt like everyone cared.

Sep 7, 2018
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This was my first appointment with Dr Gould and I greatly appreciated the time she took to review my medical history and help put my mind at ease regarding my medical concerns.

Sep 4, 2018
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great visit with my doctor. my only call out is that the reception area was dirty/dusty and cluttered with random sloppy hand written notes of inspiration and taped up magazine clippings all over the walls. Made me nervous as it was my first time as a patient that the exam room would be as dirty as the front desk. As a first impression of the front desk it wasn't great. The clerks were very nice but less clutter and some daily cleaning/dusting would be nice for the patients that visit that office.

Aug 22, 2018
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I was very happy about my visit with Dr. Gould. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and personal. I am glad I found her via the web.

Aug 20, 2018
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everyone at the clinic was patient, understanding and took the time to answer my questions and make me feel as comfortable as possible.

Aug 17, 2018
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before dr Gould came and after Kendra Parkin left, I never saw an MD even though I questioned why several times. it was frustrating because I had questions.Dr. Gould is very good and very pleasant.

Aug 14, 2018
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Dr. Gould provides knowledgeable care and thoughtful responses to questions. She is very thorough in her examination and never rushed--explains in detail alternatives and signs to watch for. She is a great fit for me as a patient!

Aug 13, 2018
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I'm always very happy with my care from all my doctors!! And most of my doc's are from the legacy group!!

Aug 10, 2018
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I showed up a month early. They were delightful, helpful and quickly got me to the Dr. anyway. Very impressive!

Aug 10, 2018
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Dr. took time to review problem and explain course of remediation. Very happy with Dr. Gould. Showed compassion and caring for [name deleted] who has Alzheimer's Disease

Aug 3, 2018
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no complaints, always very helpful, punctual, consistent, professional and an overall great provider.

Aug 1, 2018
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This specialist collected highly appropriate information regarding my condition and provided efficient and highly informative information and treatment relevant to my concerns. I am confident that I received efficient and appropriate treatment.

Jul 23, 2018
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I love Dr.Gould! She is the best gynecologist I've seen, and very compassionate. She is up to date with endometriosis, and does everything she can to make sure you are comfortable.

Jul 17, 2018
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I felt the provider was pleasant and very professional.

Jul 16, 2018
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I was very impressed with this provider & would highly recommend her to anyone.

Jul 11, 2018
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Good.

Jul 9, 2018
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My provider was amazing! I absolutely loved how much she cared and was detailed about my care. When I was scheduling, one of the office clerks were unhelpful in describing what exactly they needed from me.

Jun 25, 2018
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I have never had a bad experience with this office. Its always pleasant. Every staff member I speak witg in the office or over the phone is nice, helpful and professional.

Jun 14, 2018
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Love Dr. Claire Gould. She is an exceptional physician in knowledge, personality, and bed side manner. Thank you Dr. Gould for being one of the best.

Jun 13, 2018
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All of the clinic personnel were welcoming, warm, friendly, helpful, and Dr. Gould is incredibly knowledgeable and concise. She is easy to talk to, very clear and patient, courteous, respectful, and amicable.

Jun 5, 2018
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Dr. Gould and staff are always good for me ongoing visits.
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