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.

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

181 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr Southworth is the best MD I've ever had

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

all good things to say about Dr Southworth and her team.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

As a 56 year old educated professional and clinic patient for decades, Dr. Southworth was the best, thorough and proactive physician I have encountered.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

I have been seeing Doctor Southworth for over 20 years, she is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Southworth has always listened to my concerns and advised me with care and empathy.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Southworth is an outstanding physician who truly cares about her patients and works to provide the very best treatment. Her keen clinical ability intertwined with her warm bedside manner instills faith and trust.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Southworth has been my internal medicine doctor for many years. She is caring and concerned for me as a person and I feel provides excellent medical care.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Southworth is an excellent provider. She listens, is fully engaged during visits, and values what I have to say. I would highly recommend her and feel very fortunate to have her as my primary care doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I have been with Doctor Southworth since her first days at The Cleveland Clinic. I trust her as a physician completely. She takes the time to get to know her patients; something that is lacking with some doctors. I can count on her to be honest with me even if I don't want to hear it. If she doesn't have the answer or it's related to another field of practice, I can rely on her to recommend another doctor that she trusts and that I will feel comfortable with. Dr S really listens; she's professional, very knowledgeable and on top of her field, patient and she makes me laugh right from the get go. The reason why if my husbands insurance changes I stay with her.. it's been 25 years and she will continue to be my physician of record no matter where life takes me.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

*Dr. Southworth is a wonderful doctor - have gone to her for 20 years and was always treated with love and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr Southworth is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dr Southworth is a wonderful doctor. She cares.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

My doctor listens and gives me the time I need whether I come to the office or have a virtual visit. I'm glad to have both options available when I need to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I felt a little better after the prescribed treatment, however, their is still pain. It was like my provider gave me a bandaide with no cure.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. Southworth is the smartest doctor I know!!!! She has saved my life several times with her top notch medical education.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Excellent Doctor!!!!! She has been my doctor for over 20 years!!!!!! Great medical care!!!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr Southworth helps me navigate through complex and conflicts with my treatment plan

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr Southworth is always, kind, amazing, and takes the time in what has turned into a rushed care provider world. so so appreciate

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Southworth has always shown professionalism and true concern. she is very observant and smart.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I am so happy with my experience. I absolutely love my doctor and am thankful to have Dr Southworth!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr Southworth is very attentive and answers all my questions. I trust her skills and opinions.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I trust my doctor and feel comfortable talking to her. The problem is sometimes getting a response with her staff when I call with a serious problem such as an issue with my medication.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

it was easy talking to Dr. Southworth. I appreciate the opportunity. Thank you..

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. Southworth has and is always very concerned and caring towards my well being.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Southworth is worth her weight in gold. Excellent provider of top notch care

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

My doctor wasn't available and the help desk found an opening with Dr. Southworth for later that day; that was my first time ever seeing her and I was very happy with her.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

never did figure out how to use zoom, not user friendly. Dr. finally called me which was very nice of her.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Southworth listened to my problems from surgeries in another state.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

i am very fortunate to have Dr. Southworth as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Southworth is very caring about my health and well being, and she is a credit to the Medical profession and the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr Southworth is a very understanding and compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

can't wait to see dr in person again.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I prefer talking with Dr Southworth. She is excellent.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

I love dr southworth

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr. Southworth is everything I want in a primary care physician. I am so pleased I made the switch to her!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr.Southworth has always been attentive and responds quickly to me on my MyChart. Her nurses are kind, patient and always takes care of my situations, questions or needs. I've been her patient for 22yrs now, we've grown up together!!

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

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