Laura Van Houten, MD

Accepting new patients

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


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

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.

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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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Feb 29, 2024
Excellent care very respective and informative!

  Feb 23, 2024
The MA was super nice. She was new, and she was friendly and made me feel welcomed. I hope she stays with the group for a long while. My doctor was amazing, as always.

  Feb 1, 2024
I felt well taken care of.

  Jan 26, 2024
Dr Van Houten is one of the best doctors I have had the privilege to see. She always takes time to review my concerns and make me feel heard, and provides treatment options that meet my needs. Everyone deserves to have a doctor like Dr Van Houten.

  Jan 25, 2024
I felt like the Dr and nurse were so nice. The Dr reviewed my history before coming in and the nurse was seriously an angel and made me feel like I didn't have anything to worry about and just acted like a normal human and to me, that's important.

  Dec 21, 2023
I feel like I left the appointment with more questions than answers. I just was referred to other places for answers because the doctor couldn't answer most involving gender affirming care hysterectomy.

  Dec 14, 2023
I was very impressed with the staff and Dr. Van Houten. I will definitely tell my friends about the excellent experience I had and recommend the clinic.

  Dec 1, 2023
Dr Van Houten is an exceptional provider.

  Nov 7, 2023
Dr. Van Houten is an outstanding provider. I always refer my friends and family members to her. She is thorough, patient, compassionate and has exceptional communication skills. Wish more providers possessed her skills and heart!

  Nov 3, 2023
Everyone is very professional and helpful. Dr. Is very thorough.

  Oct 23, 2023
Dr. Van Houten is a real gem. Despite caring for thousands of patients and seeing me once a year at most, she remembers my specific health issues and addresses them easily. She is prompt, careful, and I trust her. I'm thrilled she's still with Legacy and I can't say enough good things about her.

  Oct 12, 2023
Dr. Van Houten provided extremely compassionate care, offered me multiple options to help with my current medical issues, but also with an overall long term goal in place. I felt very supported by her and her team that saw me.

  Oct 9, 2023
Had issues with new staff booking the initial appointment but after messaging Dr Van Houten about it she fixed the issue and had someone from the office call me to fix it

  Sep 26, 2023
So grateful for Dr. Van Houten!

  Aug 25, 2023
Dr. Van Houten, the MA's, the nurses and all staff are wonderful. They truly care about what they do. I feel listened to and like I matter. I really appreciate their hard work.

  Aug 18, 2023
I waited a while for my appointment but that was because the doctor was delivering a baby. I didn't mind waiting.

  Aug 3, 2023
Dr Van Houten is incredible and Legacy is lucky to have her

  Jun 29, 2023
Every visit I have with Dr. Van Houten is so pleasant and she always put me at ease. Her Assistant Dawn is such a nice person and so helpful.