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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
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • 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
  • 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 6/22/2021, 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

124 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Lipold has always been thorough and is an absolutely gem! So professional but open to my questions with thorough answers.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

I had difficulty connecting via Zoom which we routinely do for other kinds of conferences. But Dr. Lipold quite generously contacted me via Facetime as an alternative which worked well.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Lipold is an excellent doctor with a great bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

I am very happy to be under Dr. Lipold's care.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I was most impressed with this physician and her interest in helping me

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

It was fairly easy to contact Dr. Lipold's office, however this appointment was originally made due to a requirement for complying with CPap therapy and Dr. Lipold ordered lab work. I was confused as to why I needed lab work for CPap follow up. I called The doctor's office twice questioning this. Both times the assistant who took the call said she'd check and call me back. Neither one called, so I got the lab work anyway. I would have appreciated better communication.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

She is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Dr. Lipold is exceptional! She is kind, knowledgable, and gentle. She listens and responds appropriately. I hope to keep her as my PCP for a long time.

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.

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