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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Biography

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

Appointed
2001

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Women's Health
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA
1997

Undergraduate - Siena College
Loudonville, NY USA
1993

Additional Training

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

Professional Highlights

  • Director Primary Care Women's Health

Certifications

  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

family medicine, women's health

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doc, Cleveland Magazine 2010 and 2011

Memberships

  • 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

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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 6/17/2019, 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.

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* 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

92 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Lipold is an excellent Dr. She respects your opinions and questions about your health.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Lipold is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

asked questions concerning how I felt.listened to concerns I had over prospective medications. absolutely satisfied with Dr. Lipold.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr. Lipold was professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

My experience with Dr. Lipold was very positive. She listened and made me feel heard.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

When I saw Dr. Lipold it was obvious that she had looked over the records from my hospital stay. We discussed why I was there and what the follow-up care would be.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Lipold is always prepared to discuss my needs and is very concerned with my well being.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

Dr. Lipold has been my PCP for years now and I feel she has always taken her time addressing my many health concerns. She is very professional yet caring all at the same time and always listens to my questions throughout. I also really respect the fact that all of my medications are always kept up to date and refilled on time, that means a lot to me, as I have many to manage.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Lipold is a wonderful physician in her caring demeanor and follow through. She explains what she is doing and does not talk down. She is always ready to listen and advise as necessary. I appreciate she does not jump to conclusions or over prescribe. I would absolutely recommend her to others.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

As per the last 10 years, my experience with Dr. Lipold has been wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Lipold is very thorough. She listens to my issues and addresses them.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

*Dr. Lipold is an excellent care provider. She is an active listener who doesn't fail to respond in a professional AND caring manner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr. was extremely nice and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

U truly enjoy the professional services and treatment that I always receive from Dr. lipold for the past 15 years.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Lipold, my primary doctor is an amazing doctor. Always asking direct questions concerning my physical issues, offering suggestions, and always following up with my progress.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

I really like Dr. Lipold she is direct but respects my beliefs in drugs and vaccines which I appreciate.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

*Dr. Lipold is excellent - great mix of professional & kind/caring - myself & now my daughters see her!

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