Van Houten, Lauren
Legacy Health Partners

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

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 80 RATINGS & 33 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

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
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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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4.9 out of 5     80 Ratings     33 Comments

Feb 8, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is an amazing OBGYN. She provides excellent advice and is always kind and understanding.

Feb 4, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is an exemplary provider

Jan 26, 2021
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Aura was extremely personable I felt comfortable with her in the first few mins. she listened to my concerns spend a long time fully addressing them and providing mass amounts of useful information. I felt very respected and I knew my health and my unborn babies health were going to be in great hands.

Jan 22, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten and her medical assistant Dawn are the most attentive and caring healthcare workers (especially for gynecology) that I have experienced. I trust their judgement and appreciate their work.

Jan 14, 2021
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I think that Dr. Van Houten is a very good physician. She listened to my concerns and made several suggestions. I feel better now.

Jan 5, 2021
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she is an outstanding doctor.

Dec 29, 2020
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Dr Van Houten is a fantastic personable professional with up to date valuable medical knowledge and expertise. it is an honor to have her as my obgyn.

Dec 17, 2020
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Dr. VanHouten has wonderful bedside manner, is knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and does not make you feel rushed. She is a great listener that gives meaningful advice.

Dec 15, 2020
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I finally feel that have found the gynecologist who is right for me.

Dec 7, 2020
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love my doctor and care and I get

Nov 19, 2020
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extremely kind and professional group of people.

Nov 12, 2020
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I've always had a good experience at Legacy Good Sam. Their team of caregivers are always respectful and kind. [detail removed to protect privacy]. I choose to have my healthcare needs met at Good Sam. Dr Van Houten and Dr Goldenberg are the best!

Nov 12, 2020
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Great doctor and care.

Nov 2, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten is a wonderful provider and offers excellent care.

Oct 16, 2020
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Always a good experience! The front desk is friendly. Dr. Aura Van Houten and her team do an amazing job making patients feel welcomed! Appointments never feel rushed even if they are having a crazy day. Great team!

Oct 6, 2020
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Dr Van Houten is my favorite provider in the Legacy system. She discusses sensitive topics with ease and professionalism. The front office staff is always friendly and I appreciate that precautions for COVID are taken very seriously in their waiting area. I recommend this office to others all the time.

Sep 8, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten is an excellent doctor. She takes time to check on her patients well being beyond just the physical but emotional side too. She is thorough and looks at the whole picture. I truly feel fortunate to have her as my gynecologist.

Aug 24, 2020
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I received excellent care but it was difficult to schedule appointments. & I had my appointments rescheduled by the office multiple times.

Aug 10, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten is a wonderful caring doctor. She totally understood my health concerns and ordered some imaging for me which I thought was very thorough. I have scheduled the imaging for the first week in Sept and I know that when the results are in, I will hear from this office in a timely manner as I always do.

Jul 10, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten and the nurses at her office are absolutely wonderful! So easy to talk with and extremely knowledgeable.

Jul 7, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten is very thorough, professional, and approachable.

Jun 11, 2020
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This was an excellent experience. Extreme care was taken to make the experience comfortable/safe during Covid. That is why I delayed the appointments and mammograms in the first place. Dr. Van Houten is a great doc!

Jun 5, 2020
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Super informative and helpful. As long as I stay in [location removed] I will be going to Dr. Laura.

Jun 4, 2020
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Dr. Van Houten and her assistant Dawn were so amazing, kind, informative and gentle. This is the best experience I've had at the gynecologist.

May 28, 2020
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The visit itself went fine, but getting the information I needed beforehand was very stressful. I needed to know what to expect for a procedure, and I had to call my insurance nurse line (they were great!) to get what I needed, which wasn't available from the office. That's why I am hesitant to recommend the office overall, even though I think the doctor is a good provider. The medical assistant was never available by phone, and even though the reception staff was always nice, they were stuck in the middle.

May 14, 2020
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I have been a bit disappointed in my interactions with Dr. Van Houten this past year. She seems more aloof and disengaged with me (and I know of other patients who express the same). Gives impression in her nonverbals & short responses that your concerns are not validated or that you are asking excessive questions. it's unfortunate because I do believe she has a lotof knowledge but her bedside manners have come off short in my opinion.

May 7, 2020
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I had a great experience. I got all my needs meet and questions answered. She also explained things and made me feel comfortable.

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.
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