Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Complete Physical Examinations
  • Comprehensive Care Of The Adult Patient
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Presurgical Testing and Assessment
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
  • Women's Health
  • X-Ray
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adult Medicine
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Bronchitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Infections
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Primary Care
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 30 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

preventive health care, Women's Health

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 12/9/2019, Dr. Southworth 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

98 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

used my chart to message Dr Southworth- reply was prompt

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Southworth is always very thorough and I appreciate her explaining decisions about my care

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Southworth for a long time. Generally, we have very good interaction but every once in a while, she is dismissive. This particular visit was the latter. She was dismissive and flip about any concerns that I brought forward. It wasn't worth my time to see her that day.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Elizabeth Southworth! She gives a thorough annual physical and takes the time to see what is new at the patient's end. Dr. Southworth has been our primary physician for many years. A very caring and thoughtful doctor! I might add that the office staff is courteous and kind as well.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I felt that Dr. Southworth performed a thorough physical examination and asked pertinent questions re my symptoms. She's pleasant, to the point, and timely.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Good experience. Dr. Southworth felt z-pac antibiotics would help and they did and I was happy to feel good again.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Southworth is my trusted physician and an outstanding resource when I need medical attention. She is a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

always an excellent experience with Dr. Southworth and the staff.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr. Southworth is the best. She is straight forward and no nonsense. She takes the time to ask questions and hear the answers. I trust her with my health.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr. Southworth answered questions and provided guidelines and suggestions for improvement. she demonstrates care for my health.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Southworth always listens and offers her expertise. I trust her completely

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Southworth is an exceptional primary care doctor!!!! I always feel that she genuinely cares about my well-being, carefully explains my diagnosis, and I never feel rushed by her!!! I've been her patient for over 20 years, and I strongly feel that I'm under the very best care with her!!!!!!

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr Southworth is knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Dr. Southworth is an excellent medical professional. she is very caring & careful about my meds. I really appreciate her.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Southworth is fantastic. She listens to my concerns and answers my questions. I never feel rushed, I feel like she really cares about my health.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Great doctor, never rushes you, so kind and really cares for me

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

long-term relationship with this doctor makes a difference

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

I love that we can communicate back and forth on mychart. Dr Southworth always responds back quickly and I appreciate that

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

It is so frustrating trying to set up appointments and equally frustrating setting up appointments after you have seen the doctor. It takes way to long; not enough people to help.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Southworth is very thorough and responsive. We think she is very knowledgable, and we like her very much. She asks good questions and has excellent recall.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Have referred Dr to others

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

I really did not care for the Dr I felt she was preoccupied just my observation

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Southworth is the best!!! She is compassionate, never rushes thru an appointment, and is very thorough.

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