Laura Van Houten, MD

Specialist
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
Legacy Health Partners

Patient Rating

4.8 out of 5    87 Ratings    30 Comments

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Legacy Medical Group-Portland Obstetrics and Gynecology

1130 N.W. 22nd Ave., Suite 120 Building 3, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
Portland, OR 97210-2934
503-413-7353

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

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4.8 out of 5     87 Ratings     30 Comments

Apr 10, 2020
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Received appt quickly & tests ordered right away as needed. She is a very nice lady & caring provider. :)

Apr 6, 2020
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She made me feel safe & secure.

Mar 31, 2020
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This provider is caring, knowledgeable, and efficient. I feel my cares are always addressed in a timely manner and she puts me at ease!

Mar 26, 2020
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I'm very pleased with the clinic & staff. Dr. Van Houten and her assistant are an excellent team and I trust them with my health.

Mar 17, 2020
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This was a pre-op visit for a planned procedure for the following Friday. Dr. Van Houten was an excellent listener & we both arrived at the conclusion that it would be best to postpone this procedure in the OR until after the COVID-19 crisis. She was very helpful in making me feel comfortable with this decoration. I valued her expertise & judgment greatly. She is a wonderful communicator. Dawn, her MA, is awesome as well.

Mar 12, 2020
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It was good experiences.

Feb 18, 2020
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Aura has been my doctor through two pregnancies and two births! I cannot imagine a more knowledgeable supportive doctor.

Feb 13, 2020
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Wonderful, thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor.

Feb 13, 2020
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I love Dr Vanhouten. she is friendly trustworthy and approachable

Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten is compassionate, warm, and very competent. I was very much appreciate and trust her.

Feb 7, 2020
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Dr.Vanhouten, her assistant and the front office ladies are amazing. I have been going to their office for 10 years now and I won't go anywhere else. They are all amazing.

Dec 30, 2019
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I already knew that Dr. Van Houten would be great so that was not surprising, but I also want to say how great her medical assistant was. I came in feeling embarrassed and she put me right at ease and was so positive and affirming.

Dec 26, 2019
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Prior to this appointment, I used to see a different provider from the same office. They retired from this office. Hence, I saw this provider based on their availability and mine. his provider made the transition extremely easy and welcoming, and I feel I will be receiving the sameness high level of care that I did before. I very much appreciate the visit, and feel confident in the way I need to take care of myself moving forward.

Dec 17, 2019
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Always have good experiences here with all staff-- front desk, MAs, and providers. It continues to be an exceptional clinic.

Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten is always a great doctor and makes the unpleasant visits/procedures go by fast and clearly explains everything.

Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten was very knowledgeable, helpful, amd understanding. She took plenty of time to answer any questions I had.

Nov 18, 2019
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Everyone was great! It was my first time with Dr. Van Houten and she is amazing. Very thorough, put me at ease, and answered all my questions. Also, it was the quickest pap smear I've ever had, and I've had a lot. Love her already!!

Nov 11, 2019
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I really enjoy the providers that I work with. they listen to me and answer questions www have. I appreciate them.

Sep 12, 2019
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she is an excellent doctor, the front desk team are genuinely friendly and helpful, not the usual robotic friendliness. the medical assistant is also excellent, she is friendly and profession and has a sense of humour. I feel comfortable going to this clinic and doctor.

Sep 3, 2019
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I have recommended Dr. Van Houten to others and they have also been happy with her. She and the whole Legacy OBGYN Group are exceptional and even though other doctors are closer to where I live I won't see anyone else for my prenatal care. Dr. Van houten rules and is priceless. And it's definitely not my first gynecological rodeo so I know what I'm talking about.

Aug 13, 2019
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I love the staff and Dr Van Houten! I just wish they had a better ultrasound machine so I didn't have to go off site for a quality one and/or could have ultrasounds more often.

Aug 6, 2019
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I appreciated that Dr. Van Houten actually spend a good chunk of time with me. This was the first provider in a long time that took time to get to know me.

Jul 22, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten is wonderful!

Jul 15, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten is always kind, thoughtful and thorough in each visit I have had with her. I feel safe and cared for with her, which is somewhat difficult considering most procedures here are uncomfortable. I would also like to say that Dawn, her nurse, is incredible. I've been having a very difficult time personally and when I got upset, she asked if she could hug me. I'm so thankful I found these women to be my health care providers.

Jul 1, 2019
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I have recommended Dr. Van Houten to all my girlfriends. A woman's OB/GYN is a very important part of their health care team, and should be an advocate, sounding board, and confidante all in one, and she is all those things.

Jul 1, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten is a wonderful OB. she went above and beyond for us during my recent delivery of a baby girl, came in at 2 am to do the C-section when she was not even on call. She answered all of our questions thoroughly and spent hours with us. We are so grateful we had Dr. Van Houten and her other practice partners like Dr. Voge and the nursing staff at Legacy Good Samaritan.

Jul 1, 2019
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Loved meeting Dr Van Houten for the first time, and look forward to working with her moving forward. Everyone I interacted with at the office was lovely

Jun 21, 2019
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first time visit

Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten's bedside manner was brusque & patronizing. She prescribed a very over the top oral med for a rash that I did not take. She was pushy & judgmental. I went in for a pap smear & she was advising me about items outside of her expertise - colonoscopy, rash, hemorrhoids.

Jun 4, 2019
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Dr. Van Houten & Dawn are always on time. They are an exceptional care team and I feel lucky to have them providing my OB care.
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