Dr. Betsy August, MD

Dr. Betsy August, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Female  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Betsy August, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Salem, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. August performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gonorrhea Screening
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. August's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

50  Conditions Treated


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41  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • The Warren Alpert Medical School Of Brown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Baystate Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baystate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. August has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. August's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. August to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. August's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Do not go to this doctor is you are overweight or considered obese. No class whatsoever. Spending 10 minutes in a room with a patient and fat shaming them is a disgrace. Also telling them that normal ultrasounds are harder and that they will be mostly vaginal is a flat out lie. I also did not...more
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Betsy’s office is the best. She delivered both my children and took great care of me every step of the way. The office is warm and everyone is friendly and does a fantastic job!
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Dr August did bloodwork on me for genetic testing during my second trimester. I insisted that all tests done must be covered by my insurance. I am pretty sure she knows that these test are not covered by insurance carriers because the carrier wrote me an explanation saying that there is no...more
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Do not use this doctor. Does whatever she wants. Doesn't listen to patience. After I told her not to break my water she did it anyway. She ahould not be practicing medicine.
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