Notice of departure


Dr. Martha Schmitz is leaving

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About the Practice

South Austin OBGYN is located across from South Austin Hospital. Dr. Martha Schmitz and Barbara Howard, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner have been together since 2006. Dr. Schmitz has been practicing since 1993, and ABOG certified since 1996. They both have a passion for providing a wide variety of gynecologic services to the community. The practice is dedicated to serving Austin’s diverse community regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, or age. She is a member of WPATH.

Dr. Schmitz is an experienced minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). She has been performing DaVinci robotic surgery since 2015.

The practice provides comprehensive prenatal care for moms-to-be, including regular pregnancy checks, in-office ultrasound, and pregnancy education, as well as labor and delivery services.

Gynecological services include:

· pap smears and treatment of abnormal tests

· contraceptive management (including IUD and Nexplanon)

· breast feeding support and problem solving

· endometriosis

· basic fertility evaluation and treatment

· fibroids

· heavy menstrual periods

· bio-identical hormone therapy

· genetic screening for cancer risk factors

· pelvic floor support problems (pessary and outpatient surgery)

· female stress incontinence

· sexual dysfunction


· Vulvar skin conditions

· STD testing

· Preventative healthcare screening and education

· Well woman exams

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Dedicated to the best care at every stage in a woman's life.

Dedicated to the best care at every stage in a woman's life.

Our Difference

    We are committed to building long-term patient relationships. We believe that it is important for patient's to have a doctor that they can trust. We work diligently to provide the best healthcare experience possible. Dr. Thoppil delivers the majority of our patients’ babies. He is regularly on call so he can be there for you when you need him most.


    We strive for the highest standards of excellence and have the expertise to meet that goal. Our team has the ideal blend of education and experience. We are actively involved in influencing women's health, both locally and nationally. We continue to practice evidence-based medicine, while at the same time treating each patient's care as unique.

Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the River Place OB/GYN Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily: 

  • Request prescription refills
  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • Review financial statements/make secure payments
  • View lab and test results
  • Access relevant health education materials

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr. Martha Schmitz listens. She’s smart. She’s honest and up front. She will be there when you need her. "

    Elizabeth S.
  • Google

    "Had a very successful delivery with my twins. Dr. Martha Schmitz made that possible."

    Steph C.
  • Google

    "My son was delivered 6-weeks early and I was personally going through a lot. Dr. Schmitz went above and beyond for my son and myself. Excellent service!"

    Sandra B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Schmitz is absolutely amazing and my birth experience was exceptional. She continues to be the best gynecologist there is. "

    Trish M.
  • Yelp

    "I love Dr. Schmidt! I felt very well cared for and appreciated all of the guidance she provided me with during my first pregnancy."

    Karen M.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr. Schmitz for the last 5 years. She is the most caring, compassionate, thorough, comprehensive physician I've had in Austin."

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South Austin OBGYN
4007 James Casey Street, Suite A240
Austin, TX 78745
Phone: 512-394-0054
Fax: (512) 394-0098
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