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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

See publications for Laura Lipold, MD.

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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 6/7/2022, 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

64 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

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

We converted outpatient visit to virtual to accommodate potential COVID exposure. Dr. Lipold was so accommodating and quickly able to assess my symptoms and order PCR test

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. Lipold is excellent!

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Dr. Lipold is a thoughtful, highly intelligent practitioner who cares about her patients and their well-being.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

April, who took care of me prior to seeing the doctor was super professional and friendly. She gave the impression that she really enjoys what she does and I appreciate ow helpful she was in our bried encounter. Dr.Lipold is always top notch in her care. She always answers my questions to my satisfaction and explains in layman's terms. She never makes me feel as if my inquiries are trivial or insignificant. She is always thorough in her questioning of me and any changes to my lifestyle or basic health. I also like that she never rushes me.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr Lipold is the best physician ever! She provided excellent care to me.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Lipold is by far the most amazing person inside and out.Anyone who is on contact or under her care, is extremely blessed beyond words.Dr. Lipold, has been a major support and advocate during the pandemic, and still advocates my Pots, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia severe issue.She is always in my thoughts and prayers.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Lipold is the best physician I've known

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Laura Lipold, has been my doctor for many years and all I want to say about her is that she is the best doctor ever. She truly cares about her patients and she is very punctual and gets back pretty quick with my concerns,etc. I am so happy to call her my primary doctor. She's the greatest ever!!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Dr. Lipodo is a great day, she gives her time to discuss my concerns. Always follows up with me regarding my health

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Quick telehealth visit. Dr. Lipold completed needed paperwork timely.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Dr. Lipold is the best doctor I ever had: Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and up to date on newest treatments. Kind & courteous. Always on time !

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr.Lipold treated me with the utmost respect and consideration! She included me in the decisions we needed to make and I felt very validated by her and her actions. She was a person, not just a doctor and I really appreciated that !

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Dr. Lipoid, my primary care physician has always been professional and concerning over my health and issues that arise from time to time.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Lipoid is the best of the best. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Lipoid is a great and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Lipoid is a great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Very good experience, and I love my new primary doctor, Dr. Laura Lipold I know I will be greatly taken care of.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

I finally got myself a great, caring, friendly, knowledgeable doctor, who answers my questions and suggestions

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