Dr. Hardiman or midwives at Mt Auburn
As someone who has tried more than once to get into Hardiman's practice, I think that if you truly have a happy situation elsewhere you might consider letting someone who really wants or needs to see Dr. Hardiman have your space.
That said, I am also wondering if there is any other OB worth arguing about. The list seems to discuss Dr. Hardiman a lot. I am sure that someone is about to jump on this thread and say PM me so I can warn you about what a bad doctor she is. Then someone else will say PM me so I can tell you about my wonderful experience. The hard fact is that whatever anybody says for or against Hardiman, it is almost impossible to get into that practice. Maybe there is just one more OB out there worth this kind of attention.
Dr. Hardiman is an OB in midwife's clothings.
If you want a midwife, go to a midwife. Regardless of how excellent many people consider Hardiman to be, she is still an OB with OB training.
Think carefully about which model of care you'd rather have.
And, yes, she will run up to an hour late for appointments. A few times I had to wait nearly two hours for my previously scheduled appointments.
I think you made the right choice. Two of my closest friends just had babies with her and had strange outcomes with her. Beth runs herself ragged, trying to offer consistent care, but eventually gets burned out like anyone would.
The Midwives practice is supposed to be great. I never hear any bad or tepid experiences with them.