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    142 Ratings    79 Comments

Where I see patients

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Legacy Medical Group-Advanced Gynecology

19875 S.W. 65th Ave., Suite 250
Tualatin, OR 97062-8353
503-612-5260

Legacy Medical Group-Urogynecology

2222 N.W. Lovejoy St. Building 1, Suite 304
Portland, OR 97210-3033
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     142 Ratings     79 Comments

Oct 24, 2019
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Dr. Gould is always very kind, patient, understanding, and thorough.

Oct 23, 2019
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I needed a biopsy and entered appt with much anxiety. Everyone was amazing to me at getting me stabilized. They were very understanding and truly compassionate.

Oct 17, 2019
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Dr. Gould is a great physician. I'm grateful to have her as my gynecologist.

Oct 16, 2019
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nothing bad to say at all. Dr Gould and her staff represent excellent clinicians. I met friendly, concerned, knowledgeable, detailed staff. They were reassuring, anticipatory and proactive. "nice work!" and Thank you!

Oct 14, 2019
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Very knowledgeable provider, I would trust her with my health questions. She is very kind and respectful to me and my family during my visits. She also respects my opinions and asks for feedback.

Oct 2, 2019
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Dr. Gould was an exceptional doctor. She was kind ad caring and made me feel less worried and anxious. The receptionist was fabulous too. She called to let me know there was a cancellation so I could get seen sooner.

Sep 26, 2019
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She did an outstanding job and knew much more than most providers. I was very impressed!

Sep 24, 2019
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We had discussed my issue a year ago and worked on a plan. I got caught up and busy with kids and finally took time to 'fix' me. We went over what worked/didn't work and followed through with what we both felt comfortable and positive to help me with my issue.

Sep 24, 2019
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she is the best Dr!

Sep 18, 2019
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Dr. Gould was extremely helpful, explained everything extremely well, and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. She was kind, respectful, and professional, and made me feel very comfortable even though I was stressed out about the health concern that I came in for.

Sep 17, 2019
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Dr. Gould is extremely helpful for answering health questions and really provided good advice and successful solutions.

Sep 16, 2019
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Efficient & professional.

Sep 11, 2019
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efficient and knowledgeable MD

Sep 5, 2019
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I really appreciate DR Gould knowing about all of the things that happened in the past hear that brought us to her. I also really appreciated her compassion!

Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Gould is a very caring Doctor and very much appreciated her concern to help me.

Aug 27, 2019
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Dr.Gould is an excellent doctor. She is confident in what she does yet very down to earth. She explains everything throughly yet easy to understand. She listens to what the parient has to say and provides options for treatment. She looks out for the best of the patient. As a patient, I feel she respected my choices and provided the best option for treatment. I wish all doctors were just like her.

Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Gould spent almost an hour discussing my medical issues, drawing diagrams and carefully explaining the procedure I need. The best gynecologist I have ever been to!

Aug 19, 2019
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Dr. Gould is fantastic! She really takes her time to listen and explain. Her exams are very thorough and gentle. She makes an uncomfortable exam as comfortable as it can be. She also had a med student with her that day and provided him with the explanations of what and why during the exam (I also found this helpful). So thankful that she is my provider.

Aug 19, 2019
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Dr Gould is the best Gyno I've ever had. I have a complicated medical history, and she really is knowledgeable and understanding.

Aug 15, 2019
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Dr. Gould and her staff is amazing. Always there to assist when needed. From check in to check out the flow is amazing. Good job!

Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Gould was affable and very relaxed in talking about changing female bodies in menopause. This openness is critical to ensuring that questions and concerns find answers.

Aug 13, 2019
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Dr Gould is amazing and so easy to talk to! She took care of an issue that I was hesitant to take care of, and was totally understanding. She is so amazing I trust her with my teenager and have been willing to follow her from [location removed].

Aug 13, 2019
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this was my first visit with dr. Gould. I was comfortable almost from the get-go because of who she is

Aug 7, 2019
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I have recently moved to this area. Finding new doctors can be daunting. I consider myself quite lucky to have found Dr. Gould. Seeing the gynecologist is often an unpleasant experience. From the moment I registered until I left I give the whole practice an A+.

Jul 29, 2019
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she's the best, Dr. Gould

Jul 22, 2019
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she was really nice and I was very comfortable the entire time considering it was my first gyn appt.

Jul 17, 2019
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the doctor was very kind and didn't make me feel uncomfortable

Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Gould is very knowledgeable, explains things clearly, listens, is objective, professional, caring, and kind. She is the best provider I have ever seen. I am grateful I have Dr. Gould as my doctor. She makes good decisions, is collaborative, always offers good options for treatment and makes sure I am well-informed. She is one of a kind.

Jul 9, 2019
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receptionist gave the impression that they were bored of being there which I feel could affect some patients who come in and can feel unwelcomed. other than that every staff member encountered during visit was very kind and helpful

Jul 8, 2019
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The reason for the "2" is I have called post visit three times this week to ask about my continued symptoms, asking for advice or if I should come back in for a follow-up. NO ONE got back to me! I finally had to go to my primary care doctor, ask for a woman, and go that route, explaining my symptoms, etc all over again. There is absolutely no good reason to not call back a patient....especially one who has called three times asking for help!

Jul 3, 2019
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Very professional, respectful, and very attentive to my health concerns

Jul 3, 2019
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Dr. Gould is a pleasure to be with as a dr. She;'s everything a dr. should & could be.

Jul 3, 2019
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Dr. Gould is a very compassionate and competent provider.

Jun 10, 2019
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Dr. Gould is my 7th gyn doctor I've had (because of frequent relocations), and she is by far the best I've encountered. She is very thoughtful and insightful and made my visit very comfortable. The receptionists were very efficient and courteous as well.

May 29, 2019
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Dr. Gould is very reassuring and seems invested in your personal situation .

May 22, 2019
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Docotor went over treatment available , the pros and cons. very kind.

May 20, 2019
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Gould or any doctor in Portland as I just moved to town. I feel lucky that I found Dr. Gould because she seems very compassionate and explains things very well.

May 14, 2019
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I love that I never have to wait for my appointment. They run their office like a well oiled machine.I've never had to sit in the examining room waiting for the doctor to appear. I appreciate that they understand that my time is also valuable.

May 10, 2019
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Dr. Gould was wonderful in helping us deal with a very emotionally painful experience after my miscarriage. I would recommend her to anyone going through something similar.

May 7, 2019
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Dr Gould always takes the time to answer any questions that I have and discusses my options with me. I never feel rushed and feel open to asking any questions that I have regarding my health

May 7, 2019
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I was referred to Dr. Gould and I'm thankful to have her be part of my care team. She is engaging and kind. She discussed everything in a clear and understandable way that truly helped me understand the why behind everything. I was thankful she also talked through scenarios too. Her drawings were also helpful. It felt like she anticipated questions I might have before I even needed to ask them. I could sense the passion and curiosity she has for her work.

May 6, 2019
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Got very good information and explanation of problems with follow up care scheduled. Absolutely an excellent doctor, would trust her advice any time.

Apr 29, 2019
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I felt heard during this visit and it made me feel empowered to have someone take me seriously for once

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 9, 2019
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Always great!

Apr 3, 2019
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respectful and knowledgeable provider.

Apr 2, 2019
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Overall I had a great experience. Dr. Gould & her staff were kind and professional. I appreciated their ability to answer my questions & walk me through processes I am not versed in without making me feel inadequate. Highly recommend.

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.
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