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 ( 82 RATINGS & 34 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     82 Ratings     34 Comments

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.

Oct 1, 2021
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I have gone to this office for around 4 years; the office staff has always been kind, courteous, respectful, helpful. This doesn't always happen and I greatly appreciate these workers. My previous doctor went to another practice, but she and her nurse were so compassionate, kind, listened, reached into me as a whole person; not just the gynecological part. This doctor and nurse have been caring, kind, listened, tended to the exam as needed, gently. Thankful for the way the office, doctors, nurses take personal interest and care with the patients.

Sep 30, 2021
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Overall good experience, however based on my labs and symptoms. I thought I would need IV fluids. Ended up going to an urgent care a few days later to get IV fluids instead.

Sep 27, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is the best! I love her & her amazing socks. Seriously though, she is extremely knowledgeable & compassionate. She explained my results, & options as well as the procedure. I fell grateful she is my gyno!

Sep 21, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is probably the best doctor I have ever had. She is thorough and I love her clinical approach, as well, her "bedside manner"amazing.

Sep 16, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten and Dawn are awesome as usual! They really make me feel comfortable and are very kind and attentive. Dr. Van Houten does an excellent job explaining things and being supportive.

Sep 9, 2021
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Love DR. Van Houten. I wish that every Doctor that I visited was as skilled, concerned and proficient as her.

Aug 16, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten was very thoughtful and personable. I don't often have providers who ask me about life outside of being their patient, and she made me feel cared for by listening.

Aug 13, 2021
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There are a few places where I feel safe and respected as a trans person, and Dr. Van Houten provides that for me. Her kindness, compassion and humanity were unparalleled, and I appreciate her endlessly.

Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten is wonderful!

Aug 5, 2021
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I like this Dr. And she listens and answers questions.

Jun 29, 2021
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excellent

Jun 29, 2021
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Always a pleasure seeing the doctors in this practice. I normally don't have to wait too long, they answer any questions and tell me pertinent information

Jun 28, 2021
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Dr Van Houten was very friendly and helpful during my visit.

Jun 22, 2021
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Dr. Van Houten explained things well, took her time, encouraged questions, and was overall excellent.

Jun 17, 2021
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doctor seemed very patient and took the time to listen to me
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