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 ( 81 RATINGS & 37 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
  • 503-413-7223
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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

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     81 Ratings     37 Comments

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.

Feb 4, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten is amazing and I can't thank her enough.

Jan 24, 2022
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Excellent

Jan 20, 2022
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Dr. Laura Van Houten and team are consistently amazing!!

Jan 18, 2022
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Dr. Van Houten and her MA Dawn are exceptional in every way - they are on time, caring, conscientious, efficient, and thoughtful. I recommend them to all of my friends.

Jan 14, 2022
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She is an excellent, knowledgeable provider who cares about you as an individual, and the staff she has is friendly and timely.

Jan 6, 2022
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I love Van Houten's calm & respectful communication style. I wish she was the one to delivery me but I got an on-call OBGYN who was equally great.

Dec 14, 2021
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We love Dr. Van Houten & we are so thankful she is part of our healthcare team.

Dec 14, 2021
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She was very easy to talk to and was able to answer the questions I had for her.

Dec 2, 2021
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Doctor Van Houten treated me with respect, listened to all of my concerns, was very competent, serious minded. Probably the best doctor I have seen in Portland. Wish other doctors were as good.

Nov 2, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is the best OB that I've ever seen. I had a rough pregnancy, she took good care of me and was with me every step of the way. She is not only good at what she does but also very caring and personal. She spends necessary time with patient. Her MA, was excellent too in every aspect.

Oct 22, 2021
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This provider and her staff seemed intelligent, friendly, kind, and competent at their jobs. A good team!

Oct 18, 2021
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This was my first visit to this OB-Gyn, after previous ones left the practice. She was terrific, we definitely connected No issues with practice itself. Your parking system, however, leaves a LOT to be desired. Conflicting info, didn't realize practice would need to give me a validation to get out, then when I was leaving, it said to just go through.

Oct 15, 2021
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Dr van houten is an exceptional doctor. She is thoughtful, thorough, smart, kind, and approachable.

Oct 5, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten gives me the time I need to talk with her & explains information thoroughly. She never seems to be rushed as other providers seem to be nowadays.
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