Why did you choose obstetrics/women's health?
I chose Women's Health, and in particular Obstetrics, because I find great reward in bringing new and healthy lives into the world. It is an honor and a privilege to guide a mother through her pregnancy from the moment she finds out she is expecting until she delivers a healthy baby. To be present at such a special moment in her life is indeed an honor. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously. I treat my patients as I would treat my daughters—with dignity, respect and compassion. I listen to their fears and help allay any anxiety I can on their journeys to motherhood.

What's your approach to patient care?
My approach to patient care is to listen—truly listen to my patient's concerns. This helps me formulate an accurate diagnosis and plan.

What do you like most about your job?
I love my job not only because I get to deliver babies, but because I get to work with kind, compassionate and talented nurses. I enjoy coming to work each day and getting to work with these extraordinary nurses at The Birthplace.

What is a little-known fact about you?
I was born at Holy Spirit, and now I deliver babies at Holy Spirit. Pretty cool!

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am proud to have delivered over 2,000 babies. Each was an honor.

Mary Beth Higgins, MD, F.A.C.O.G, OB-GYN
Mary Beth Higgins, MD, F.A.C.O.G, OB-GYN at Geisinger Holy Spirit, Camp Hill

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