Dr. Elizabeth Bettencourt, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Melrose, MA and has been practicing for 38 years. She specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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(781) 241-4118

Dr. Bettencourt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Cigna
Commonwealth Care
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Humana
Tricare
MassHealth
Medicaid of Massachusetts
Medicare
MultiPlan
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts Medicare Preferred Basic Plan HMO
Tufts Senior Care Options HMO-SNP
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bettencourt's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hysteroscopy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bettencourt performs Hysteroscopy more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Bettencourt performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
Gonorrhea Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bettencourt performs Gonorrhea Screening more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Bettencourt performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

HIV Screening
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bettencourt performs HIV Screening more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Bettencourt performs this procedure more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Bettencourt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Tufts Medical Center Community Care (formerly Hallmark Health Medical Associates) we are committed to providing quality care, convenience and outstanding service to our patients. Our providers are focused on wellness and preventive care, offering ...

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

Wramc Computra
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Med Center Wa Dc
Internship Hospital
1986
Uniformed Services U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Colby Coll
Medical School
1986
1981

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Dr. Bettencourt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bettencourt

3.5

Based on 10 reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Elizabeth Bettencourt, MD
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When I was 15/16 yrs old I had painful periods. My mom suggested birth control, but Dr. B insisted on doing a pelvic exam first. I was a victim of childhood abuse and had never even used a tampon before. Dr. B mocked me for telling her that I was experiencing pain, and even asked me "do you do drama?" to make fun of me for being "dramatic." She painfully, traumatically examined me. I was later diagnosed with vaginismus by a much more understanding Dr.
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I've only seen her once, but she is definitely one of the best doctors I have ever seen (any field). Probably in my top 3 in general and #1 for OB-GYN. I do tend to worry about my health and read internet resources so I always end up having a lot of questions for the doctor. She is sharp, listens, and I felt she showed respect for my concerns without pushing anything other than what I think are 'middle of the road' approaches. Also, the front desk administrator was approachable and professional.
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She is pushy for certain birth control, she does not explain any details of different birth controls nor of any other issue even when you ask. She has generic phrases and responses to everything. Her exams are the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced and I've been seen before by two other gynos. She makes everything feel rushed and poorly explained. She does not listen well to your concerns or questions.
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