About Me

As a certified nurse midwife, I specialize in low-risk pregnancy and well-woman care, including annual exams and contraception. I enjoy getting to know women during their pregnancies, and love the continuity of seeing them for well-woman care for years to come. I strive to empower women of all ages in their healthcare decision-making by providing them with the tools and education they need to make informed choices.

I came to Ohio State because I wanted to be a part of the academic environment, where there are so many opportunities for research and continuing education. I love working in a multidisciplinary department, and feel fortunate to have access to resources that allow us to provide the best care for our patients.

When I’m not working I enjoy cooking, entertaining and spending time with my family.
  • Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives, 2006 – present
  • Involved in water birth research, co-investigator on IRB approved water birth study, 2015 – present
  • Involved with Moms2B, a program to help women at high risk for infant mortality learn tools to help them deliver healthy, full-term babies
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

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Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN
8/25/2005 - 12/22/2007

Academic Information

My Department

Obstetrics & Gynecology

My Division

General Obstetrics and Gynecology


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

163 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 09, 2020

    Beth is a wonderful provider. She is thoughtful and thorough. She always takes the time I need and makes sure I am very comfortable with the plan of care.

  • Reviewed on May 15, 2020

    Midwives provide personalized care. Asked about my family and job situation. Kept up w/my special needs pregnancy. Coordinated well with other specialists.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Had to switch doctors due to some changes inside my insurance company. I'm glad this happened. Elizabeth Austin is wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

    The care provider was great answered all my questions and calmed me of my worries.

  • Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

    Did a nice job explaining any issues in a way that was easy to understand and helped with any questions that were had.

  • Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

    Very professional.

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

    Very lovely human & kind.

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

    Beth was a lovely lady and made me feel very at ease. She was very thorough and respectful and explained what she was going to do during the exam. I enjoyed speaking with her.

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

    Dr. Austin was amazing! Thank you!

  • Reviewed on Nov 01, 2019

    Dr. Austin was very kind, professional and friendly. I felt she spent plenty of time with me discussing my concerns.

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