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Bethany A Austin, MD

Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology
Call to make an appointment 816-931-1883

Education

Medical School
Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Residency
Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, New Haven, CT
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship
Heart Failure & Transplant Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Adv Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • cardiomyopathy
  • heart failure
  • cardiac transplantation
  • mechanical circulatory support/left ventricular assist devices
  • echocardiography
  • valvular heart disease
  • women's heart health

Biography

Bethany Austin, M.D. is a board certified cardiologist with Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants and is on staff primarily at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. She subspecializes in Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support. She is a Medical Director of the Heart Failure Program as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine.

Dr. Austin was born in Vermont. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and her fellowship training in both Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. She is board certified in both Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally she is board certified in Echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography. She performs procedures including transesophageal echocardiograms, cardiac biopsies, and right heart catheterizations.

Dr. Austin is involved in multiple clinical research trials at Saint Luke's involving heart failure. Her clinical and research interests include heart failure, cardiac transplantation, echocardiography, and valvular heart disease. She believes successful treatment of cardiac disease requires open communication and collaboration between doctor and patient. She has been with Saint Luke's Cardiovascular Consultants since 2010.

Saint Luke's News

KSHB: KU Student, Singer Gets a Second Chance at Life
In a matter of weeks, KU student Darius Sheppard went from singing on stage to being too sick to stand. KSHB talked to Dr. Bethany Austin about how he received a new heart just in time.
Saint Luke's News: Heart Failure Awareness: Treatment Options and Warning Signs
More than 6 million Americans have heart failure, and one in five adults age 40 and older will develop the condition in their lifetime. But there are several things people with heart failure can do to improve their health.

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Access (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Complete (HMO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Essential (PPO)
  • Blue Medicare Advantage Plus (HMO)
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Community (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor

On Staff At

  • Anderson County Hospital
  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital