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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Medicine
  • General Dermatology
  • General Pediatric Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Alzheimer's
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 30 Specialties +


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About Laura Lipold, MD

Laura D. Lipold, MD, is on Staff in the Department of Family Medicine at Cleveland Clinic and Director of Primary Care Women's Health.  She has academic faculty appointments at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Lipold is board-certified in family medicine.

Dr. Lipold was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated magna cum laude from Siena College with a BA in biology and minor in Spanish. Prior to medical school, she worked as a teacher's aide for children with developmental disabilities. After completing her medical degree at Albany Medical College, she completed residency training in Family Medicine at University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she received recognition for completing an obstetrical tract and international health tract, and received the Resident Teacher Award and Top Resident in Colposcopy Award. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were complemented by volunteer service experiences in Bolivia and India. She also traveled to Kosovo for one month during her residency for an international health elective. 

Dr. Lipold completed a Women's Health Fellowship through Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland VA Medical Center in 2001 and joined the Cleveland Clinic Department of Family Medicine at the Beachwood Family Health Center in 2001. 

She enjoys providing broad-based primary care to a diverse patient population. Dr. Lipold has special interests in women's health and adolescent care, and is active in teaching medical students. 

She is married to Paul F. Lipold, PhD, and they have two children, Abigail and Luke.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Women's Health
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA

Undergraduate - Siena College
Loudonville, NY USA

Additional Training

  • Fellowship in Women's Health, CWRU/Cleveland VA 2000-2001

Professional Highlights

  • Director Primary Care Women's Health


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

family medicine, women's health

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doc, Cleveland Magazine 2010 and 2011


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • Cleveland Academy of Family Physicians
  • North American Menopause Society
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/9/2023, Dr. Lipold has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

547 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

134 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I have been going to Dr. Lipold for about 20 years and feel she Is one of the kindest and smartest physicians I've ever had. She listens carefully, is extremely thoughtful and thorough with everything she does. My late mom was a patient of hers and my 25 year old daughter is a current patient. Three generations!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I love Dr Lipold. She is the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Lip old was very thorough. There were some issues that needed addressed. She explained everything and came up with a plan. She asked my opinion and explained my plan of care.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

The service was good. I receives attention by Doctor and those helping Doctor

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Lipold's staff is always responsive and friendly.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Lipold is very knowledgeable, and seems to always have good recommendations on how to proceed with a health issue.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2023

Dr. Lipold is a fantastic M.D. Without her expertise and help I would have not survive 84 years!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Lipold's office phoned me to schedule a follow up on my medications, I did call to schedule.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr.. Lipold always communicates and is. Very caring.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Lipold goes above and beyond to figure out my medical concerns. She is always spot on.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Lipold is amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr. Lipold is very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Laura lippo takes very good care of me at all my appointments she takes the time to go over all my complaints and elements she made sure I have all the correct tests I need and make sure all my prescription are filled Dr lipo keeps me healthy I appreciate her very much

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Lupo has always taken great care with me I know that she is genuinely concerned about my Health and Welfare I appreciate that very much

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Cleveland Clinic is the best they have the best people the best staff the best doctor to take care of your health and all your needs and I appreciate that

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Always a great experience at this office and with Dr. Lipold

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Lipold was very through & made me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Lipold is an outstanding doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Laura Lipold excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I wish there were higher ratings available. She is a wonderful doctor, knowledgeable and compassionate. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have her!

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Lipold always has my well-being as her primary treatment of me. She is always thorough in her examination of me and discusses all my concerns. I am very grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

My Dr. Always explains blood work so I can understand. Greatest

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Laura is my all time favorite PCP.She is genuinely concerned and heartfelt when we discuss my concerns. I truly am concerned about my care...as does Laura Lipold. She is an asset to CC

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Very thorough in asking follow up questions or which visit was scheduled as well as any and all other concern I had

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Made appointment a year in advance. Doctors office changed it a few weeks in advance.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I love Dr. Lipold! She is an awesome doctor and very patient and thorough!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

This appointment was scheduled 6 months ago and was changed by the office because Dr. Lipold was not in the office on the original date--really no issues with the change.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Lipold is as good a physician as she is a person. She is an excellent clinician, superb communicator, can't say enough good things about her.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Lipold is a excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Lipold always listens attentively and answers all of my question. She truly gives compassionate care.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Thankful for the concern and awareness shown by Dr. Lipold.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Lipold is professional, smart, and respectful. She listens well and gives clear direct responses. I am lucky to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2023

Dr. Liphold is a wonderful doctor-knowledgeable and understanding. She always takes time to answer my questions and address my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

I had a health concern. I contacted *Dr. Lipold early one morning via My Chart. She responded the same day I felt that was AWESOME!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

*Dr. Lipold is the first PCP I have encountered thus far.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr. Laura Lipold is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Lipold is a gem, please take care of her so she stays!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Lipold's is a very well informed kind and conscientious doctor

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Both Dr. Lipold and her nurse are professional and engaging.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

As always Dr. Lipold gave me the best care

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Lipold described the side effects of Paxlovid and made sure I knew what to do in case of an allergic reaction before she prescribed the medication. I was very comfortable asking her questions and she provided well thought out answers.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Lipold is great

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Lipold is great

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

My primary care doctor (Dr. Laura Lipold) is simply an amazingly caring doctor who takes my concerns very seriously and challenges me to do more to stay in good health.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I was glad to be able to have a virtual visit with Dr. Lipold. All of my concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I love Dr. Lipold and she had been my doctor for more than 20 years.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Lipold as always was very thorough, and as always listened to any new concerns I raised.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr lipold always has my best interest & I trust her with my life. Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Very pleased with Dr. Lipold's manner, and even more pleased with her balanced approach to the health concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2023

Dr. Lipold is the optimum of all great doctors. She should be commended.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Terrific physician. I am so happy she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Lipold is a great physician. She's very good at listening to my concerns & giving her profession opinions. She follows through with our discussions and makes sure I know what phone numbers to use to make follow up appointments. She is caring, friendly and empathetic. I think I'm in good hands with Dr. Lipold as my primary care doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. L[pold is an excellent doctor. I have been under her care for many years. I thank her for her care and services in working with me through all my health issues.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Lipold's care for me as a person seems intermittent, unpredictable, and inconsistent.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Lipold is a wonderful compassionate doctor. You never feel rushed and feel that she is truly interested in you as a person.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Lipold's medical assistant was friendly and skilled. I am so grateful to have Dr. Lipold as my PCP

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I hope Dr. LIPOLD does not retire for a very long time!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Friends go to Dr. Lipold per my recommendation.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I have been a patient of Dr Lipold for over 20 years. On that visit I did get the impression that she had a tight patient schedule.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

my experience with Dr. Lipold was it is always a good experience because she is a good listener and I trust her judgment about my health care.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

My experiences with Dr. Lipold are good is because she knows me as her patient along with the fact that she is a good listener, and she hears me!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Lipold is a true professional. I would recommend her and I have.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Lipold is very caring and well informed. She listens and is sympathetic.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Lipold, Has always been concerned with my wellbeing. Informing me of any vaccines I should receive. Answered all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

This visit was physician initiated.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Lipold is such a great doctor, she is very personable, sensitive when providing information, and very responsive!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I just love Dr. Lipold, she is just amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2023

Dr. Lipold is such an amazing doctor. I feel like she has taken time to get to know me, she is always thorough, kind, and respectful. I have always left feeling heard.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

She was very thorough and thoughtful as always. I'm proud to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

*Dr. Lipold is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Lipold is excellent!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Lipold is amazing Dr. And I'm fortunate to have her as my physician for the last 20 years.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Lipold makes you feel like you're her only patient. She's patient and thoughtful and works with you to explore options when the situation calls for that. I feel she cares deeply about her patients.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Lipold is an amazing physician. She took time to listen to my concerns. She allowed me to make decisions in my care. I really appreciate that.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Lipold is great. She is very pleasant and professional

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

It's always a pleasure to see Dr Lipold. She provides a detailed and complete evaluation of all test results. She listens carefully to my questions and responds accordingly. I am sure she enjoys helping me with my medical concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

*Dr. Lipold is always gracious, thorough, interested, caring.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

I love my doctor she has always taken very good care of me and my health she made sure she checks all of my tests she make sure I'm taking my medication as directed she listens when I have a problem she is very attentive and whatever my concern she makes sure she gets me the help I need

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr lipold has been my Dr over 20 years she has always taken very good care of me and my family I like the way she listen and understand what you are going thru and what you need she is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2023

Dr Lipold is not my doctor, but I was able to see her quickly and have her check out my problem and set up the necessary testing needed to determine the best way to proceed.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Everyone in Dr Lipolds office is very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I've been seeing Dr Lipold for many years now. I will never change doctors. She is smart, kind, professional, and a very good listener. She's very good at what she does.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Dr was very concerned

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Lipold was recommended to me by one of her patients 7 1/2 years ago. As time has gone by I realize more and more how closely she follows my health. If she can still take on new patients, those patients will be well taken care of.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Lipold is excellent. Very knowledgeable and very caring.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Lipold is an extremely thorough thinker, thoughtful in her advice with explanation to understand fully decision-making. She is kind and generous in her time, listens to the patient and is compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr Lipold and her staff are amazing

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

I never want to lose dr. Lipold ad my pcp

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

I am very satisfied and pleased so far. With my doctor and the hospital. I have not had any problems .

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Lipold is wonderful. Very good listener, sympathetic, answers all questions completely.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Lipold is certainly of the "best" physicians at the Clinic! In simple terms, she is "great".

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr Lipold is caring, attentive and thorough Never seems rushed .. She is wonderful .. And I recommend her highly

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Lipold is an amazing Doctor and amazing Person.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Lipold is an excellent doctor, I've seen her for many years. She remembers me each time, is very professional and thorough, excellent care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I have one in the great doctors that is she tells me everything and I believe in what she's doing

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Dr Lipold was knowledgeable and thoughtful in our dialogue. She laid out a plan previously with my Input which we needed to tweaked bc of my past drug interactions ~> totally my bad but they were the most conservative interventions. I appreciated her ability to work with me to try these meds again. We now have a new plan which was her original plan. A very caring and patient approach to a difficult situation.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

They take care of me my doctor is very informed on my medical

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

I believe I am receiving excellent care from Dr Lipold and that she truly cares about me as her patient.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Laura Lipold, is an excellent Dr. She is punctual and she cares about how you feel and tries to help in any which way. They need to have more doctors like her.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr Lipold is great. Takes the time to listen and always gives alternatives

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Most proficient and knowledgeable doctor I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with ! Just the Best ! !

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

She is professional, friendly kind, caring and through.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Lipold has been my primary care physician for about 15 years and she has done a consistently excellent job of keeping me as healthy as possible.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Lipold is great in every way.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Lipold is wonderful--she always listens and is very thorough in the questions she asks and answers she provides. I feel as though I could talk with her about anything, or ask any question that was on my mind.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Lipold is excellent. Compasionate and explains treatment clearly.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

I have referred many friends to Dr. Lipold.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2023

I approached Dr. Lipold by a message on an issue of importance to me, and an appointment was scheduled for me for the next day. I was extremely impressed!

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2023

Number 5 is not high enough to express how much it feels like Dr. Lipold cares about me as a person. She has been my PCP about 20 years now.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2023

Dr. Lipold and her staff exceed expectations for returning calls or MyChart messages

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2023

Dr. Lipold is the best pcp that I have ever had. Brilliant doctor and very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Good experience with doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Doctor Lipold /and her staff are Excellent

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Lipold always takes all the time you need when explaining your things to you. She answers all of your questions and listens and responds to any concerns you have. She always makes me feel like an important patient. She is always on time for any appointment I've ever had with her.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Lipold and her team are excellent

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Dr Lipold is an outstanding professional

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I've always been very happy with Dr. Lipoold.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

Dr Lipold answered my questions with professionalism which made me very comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Lipold is thoroughly professional while being very pleasant. Her staff are well trained, courteous, and organized.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

The more contacts I have with Dr. Lipold the more obvious it is that she tracks my health carefully and remembers personal things that I do not think are on my chart.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr Lipold personifies all of the above. She leaves no stone unturned.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Knowledgeable, caring Physician

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr Lipold showed much concern & treated me respectfully.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

The staff worked well & I always get the care I need. I am always recommending my Dr to friends.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

I consistently have an excellent experience with Dr Lipold.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Lepold is the ideal m.d. That all physicians should emulate. She truly listens to one's problems, etc.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Lepold should be nominated as the the #1 physician at the Clinic. She is truly a remarkable m.d.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Because I believe Dr. Laura Lipold cares about me and my overall health, I have great confidence in her.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

I have been a patient of Dr. Lipold for more than two decades, and I feel very fortunate to have her as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Lipold is knowledgeable, respectful and kind.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr.Lipold is very efficient and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Lipold is the best!!

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

Dr. Lipold is always very thorough and listens to my problems attentively. I value her opinion and trust her diagnoses. She examines me thoroughly on my wellness visits.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I always have a good experience with Dr Lipold. She through and listens to my concerns and answers all my questions. She has been my PCP for more than 20 years. She is the best, anyone inquired about a PCP, I always refer her. She is the best and I appreciate and respect her very much.

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