Laura Van Houten, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

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

Affiliations:

Emanuel Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center

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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     92 Ratings     37 Comments

Jan 3, 2023
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I loved that she was prepared and knew my medical record/history. She seemed up to date on information about my breast cancer and my medication. That is very reassuring!

Dec 22, 2022
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Very kind and open. Listened and gave thoughtful responses. Efficient and good bedside manner

Nov 18, 2022
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I did not like having a "chaperone" in the room-it felt intrusive, uncomfortable.

Nov 15, 2022
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Routine visit to gynecologist to monitor ongoing medications, gynecological health. Provider always provides excellent, timely summary of visit for my future reference.

Nov 4, 2022
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The only problem I experienced was that I changed information about my medication online prior to the visit and it did not provide the provider with the updated information. It seemed like a system problem, not provider.

Nov 1, 2022
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Doctor was very kind and efficient, knew me and my medical history well. Listened, consulted and advised me.

Oct 31, 2022
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Very pleasant visit. Thank you to all for making that happen.

Oct 25, 2022
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Aura is such a wonderful provider - careful, thoughtful, empathetic, knowledgeable, approachable. One of the 3 best OB/GYNs I've had in years.

Oct 24, 2022
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Wonderful experience, as usual with Dr. Van Houten and her staff.

Oct 6, 2022
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Everyone in this office is simply the best. From the front desk people and nurses to Dawn and Dr Van Houten! They always communicate clearly and treat me with the utmost respect and kindness. I couldn't ask for a better care team! I recommend them to all my friends and family.

Oct 4, 2022
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Provider's nursing staff were also very friendly and helpful.

Sep 29, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is the best. I never want to see another OB/GYN. She's professional, yet very friendly. She's knowledgeable and listens closely to her patients' concerns.

Sep 27, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is my favorite provider for my own care and absolutely within the top 10 providers I have worked with over the years. She has mastered the art of practicing medicine within the health care system. She has identified and treated health care issues for me that were missed by other providers years. She is an excellent communicator and patient educator. She exudes a kind and compassionate presence that is very comforting and is an excellent listener. Always look forward to seeing her and appreciate her balanced wisdom in making treatment recommendations. Wish her the best always!!!

Sep 6, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten and team have been excellent throughout my fertility and pregnancy journey. Dr. Van Houten listens and answers questions thoroughly - I feel supported and grateful to have her as a provider.

Sep 6, 2022
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Patient and understanding

Aug 5, 2022
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This was my first visit with Dr. Von Houten and she far exceeded my expectations. I am so thrilled to have her as my new provider.

Aug 2, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten listens and doesn't shame any concerns. She is the best. I only wish it was easier to schedule instead of needing to go weeks out.

Jul 28, 2022
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Very grateful to have found Dr. Van Houten. She is helping me have a much better and less emotionally challenging pregnancy than my last doctor.

Jun 30, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten was very thorough, considerate and patient.

Jun 28, 2022
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She is the good doctor, she is very interesting in my health.

Jun 13, 2022
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My doctor was very professional and clear in her communication. I also felt that she listened to me and cared about my emotional and mental well-being in addition to my physical well-being. This is very important for me, especially as someone undergoing treatment for mental health conditions. Thank you.

Jun 9, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is an excellent physician. She is thorough, pragmatic, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to everyone. I barely waited in the waiting room or the exam room. Overall, 10/10 experience in this clinic.

Jun 7, 2022
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Dr Van Houten is always so courteous and listens and provides information necessary. I always recommend her to friends who need an OB/Gyn

Jun 3, 2022
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Clear explanation of the procedure and possible outcomes and treatment options.

Jun 2, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten and her team have been spectacular throughout my entire prenatal relationship with them. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and very quick to respond to patient portal questions.

May 31, 2022
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Visits are always very short and somewhat superficial.

May 23, 2022
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I came in for a follow-up and then an ultrasound. I felt everything was handled very professionally and personally. I couldn't imagine a better doctor than Dr. Van Houten. She's just really great!

May 9, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is the best provider I've ever had. She answers all questions in terms I understand and treats me with respect.

May 9, 2022
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The doctor was very nice and a very good doctor.

May 6, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is the complete package: smart, personable, caring. She delivers the highest quality care and anyone would be fortunate to have her for the gamut of OB/GYN services she provides.

May 2, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten always makes me feel heard. Her staff is wonderful as well!

Apr 14, 2022
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I'm not native English speaker. And my English is very limited. But Dr. Van Houten is always listening my question carefully. And answer everything what I want to know. Actually my friend recommended her. I'm so happy my friend did that!! Thank you so much for treating and checking on me!!!

Apr 12, 2022
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She's the best takes time to listen & explain.

Mar 15, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is the best! SHe is funny, listens and cares deeply about my well-being. 10/10 great doctor!

Feb 28, 2022
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Always a joy to see Dawn and Dr Van Houten. They are so professional and provide compassionate and excellent care. Dr Van Houten is always so considerate of me and of my medical history and is very thorough. Also, I loved the convenience of having my labs drawn at my office visit! Tavia is the best!

Feb 24, 2022
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Provider is very kind

Feb 7, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is thoughtful, compassionate and a huge advocate for her patients. I had trouble w/insurance and although they refused to cover a certain procedure, Dr. Van Houten & her staff tried every avenue available. I'm very grateful to be in her care.
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