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


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

  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.

  May 23, 2023
Glad that we got the woman doctor for the gynecologist

  May 8, 2023
I like her she's kind and does a great job! Thankful

  May 5, 2023
I appreciated the high quality care from Dr. Van Houten. For continued pregnancy concerns/questions, I will contact this office because of my positive experience yesterday. The front desk team and nurse were also professional, helpful and kind.

  Apr 20, 2023
Very good experience. My doctor and her assistant were very informative, kind, patient and understanding the entire appointment. 10/10 experience with 5 stars across the board

  Apr 17, 2023
The doctor gave good advice/care but was rushed and didn't take the time to ask me if I had questions.

  Mar 31, 2023
I was on a deadline & they were very understanding & helpful.

  Mar 20, 2023
Dr. Van Houten is always calm and delivers information with good perspective. She is thorough and careful but still not an alarmist, which I greatly appreciate!

  Feb 27, 2023
Too long wait time. Provider is always booked out.

  Feb 10, 2023
Dr. Van Houten is extremely thorough, knowledgeable and personable. I would strongly recommend her to anyone.

  Feb 9, 2023
The reception, nurse, dr and checkout experience all were excellent. I appreciate this so much. The exam room could use a deep clean on walls, around equipment & electrical plugs. I disregarded at that time since I was so nervous about the biopsy I was to have done.

  Feb 7, 2023
Dr. Van Houten is simply the best.

  Jan 20, 2023
All my Legacy providers seem stressed and over challenged and from what I hear they are already underpaid and it is going to get more worse. I know these are challenging times. Legacy leadership is too focused on bottom lines.

  Jan 3, 2023
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
Complete respect for pronouns and using correct name. Absolute trust in me as a patient, knowing what I need.

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

  Dec 19, 2022
She is awesome!