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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 Care
  • General Dermatology
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
View all 16 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mental Retardation in Adults
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 32 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 6/12/2020, 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

168 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr Lipold was very professional being an excellent listener with the appropriate follow up for my well being.I am so happy to have her as my PCP as I trust her impeccably with my health care and needs

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I would definitely recommend CC and Dr Lipold

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

dr Laura Lipold, is someone I always rely on for any medical questions and mental issues. She is always sympathetic, and willing to listen to what I have to say. I always have a good experience at the office, hardly ever any waiting, courteous nurses and great service at the desk. My experience was a ten out of ten!!! thank you

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr Laura Lipold, has been a great choice for me, for the last 10 years.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Laura Dorr Lipold has been my Family Doctor for over 15 years. She's very knowledgeable, Kind, respectful, and a beautiful sweet Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Laura Dorr Lipold is the BEST!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

all went well with my doctor visit

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

The doctor has a good bedside manner. She asks questions and also listens to what I have to say. She is always polite and respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Laura Lipold is terrific, which is the only reason I was willing to wait 11 months for my appointment. Had I been willing to switch physicians (after approximately 20 years with her), I could have obtained an earlier appointment, but I was unwilling to switch my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

*Dr. Lipold was fantastic. I'm a new patient so this was my first visit.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr Lipold has been my primary care physician for many years and she is thorough, knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

My doctor was kind, professional and really cared. She explained things clearly. I am truly grateful.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

dr lipold is the reason why i continue to use othe ccf facilities

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I emailed Dr. Lipold and received a call back from her nurse the next day and the team scheduled an appointment for me quickly.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Lipold is the best of the best.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

I love Dr. Lipold! She is awesome. She has been my doctor for years, and I hope to have her as my physician for many years to come.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Lipold is one of the most amazing and most experienced doctor I have ever met.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

again Dr. Lipold is an amazing Doctor and in my opinion the best in her field. I cannot say enough on how amazing she is.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Lipold is an outstanding care provider both in person and on a video visit! She takes time to explain test results, treatment options and always listens and responds to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Lipold has been excellent during all my appointments and very thorough, especially with my family's history of several diseases.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

Dr Lipold always makes sure to schedule me or squeeze me into her schedule accordingly due to my severe health issues

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

dr Lipold always makes sure to include me in my discussions with my plan on what she thinks is best for the next steps whether it is a virtual visit or an in person visit. she has always made sure I understood everything about what was going on

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

virtual visits with dr Lipold, to me, is the same level of care she would provide me as if we were face to face . I know my dr cares about me and she showed that during a virtual visit by listening to all my questions and concerns just as if we were face to face

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Lipold is always great to talk with and gives personal and caring advice always.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr Lipold is very nice, consistent, caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Lipold is a compassionate caregiver who has done a beautiful job monitoring my health for more than a decade. I appreciate her greatly and respect her very much.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Lipold is always professional, thorough, and caring during my appointments. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I am always impressed at how well Dr. Lipold listens and seems to care about you as a person and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Lipold is very conscientious and caring in her office visits with the patient. She is thorough and thoughtful in responding to questions and always is current on medical issues/trends.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Lipold is absolutely amazing

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

I have enjoyed my experience with Dr. Lipold, she was extremely caring and wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Lipold always explains things clearly and makes sure I'm on board with any changes. I very much appreciate her care.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Doctors visits are always smooth pretty stress free.had to visit the laboratory at this visit. The wait was long and staff not so friendly. I don't think I will be using that location for Lab work again.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I felt the Dr was condescending and did not listen to me

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Laura Liphold is an outstanding physician. I have been with her since eye came to the Clinic. not all drs. are like her

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Lipold listened to all my concerns thoroughly and explained everything so that I understood, answered all my questions and scheduled a follow up to ensure our treatment plan was on the right track.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

*Dr. Lipold is awesome! She's a true gem, I have been seeing her for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I have always felt Dr. Lipold to be caring and compassionate when caring for me as a patient

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

My provider take care of my health issue, she give knowledge on any health issue very timely information, options or risks. She give me helpful information and she is great listener.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

this doctor is the greatest. so caring and thorough. I have never had a better doctor

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr. Lipold is very knowledgeable and always offering ideas and ways to address my concerns, and always follow up to see if her suggestions help.

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