I appreciate this thread and found it via a google search for OBs at GHC. I didn't realize they don't HAVE OBs at GHC; just family practitioners that do OB, too.
I am "not allowed" to have a family practitioner who does OB because my first birth was an emergency C-section. UGHHHHHHHH.
I want anyone reading this going forward to know that Deb Shenoi NO LONGER does OB. She is my primary (I just changed to GHC insurance in May 2011 due to change in employment) and said she wants to be able to reliably spend time with her kids and not be pulled away by a patient in labor. Fair enough!! I REALLY like her so far as my PCP, though, and she is currently accepting patients and can be your baby's doc AFTER the birth. She just doesn't follow pregnancies or do births anymore.
Other people are also recommending Dr. Mark Olinger to me for OB, but he NO LONGER does OB either, and is in family practice. :(
I have heard good things about Catherine Bedford-Wilke and Monica Vohmann, for those of you who can use FB with OB.
Anyway, no family practitioners can do VBACs or CBACs because having had a previous C-section apparently puts you in a "too high of a risk" category for the FP docs to handle.
Kim Miller was the OB who did my c-section (I had the UW Midwives under Unity when I had DS; LOVED THEM!). She was fine and maybe just really tired because it was 3:30 or 4 in the morning, but even her bedside manner the next day was a little distant for my liking. I'd love to hear if someone else has a better experience with her bedside manner. Maybe she was woken up and then just tired the next day when I met with her in the hospital. Maybe she hates being at the hospital. Who knows.
I have had TWO friends who fairly recently have babies say that Joan Young made them cry and made them anxious when they went to her for LC needs. I guess she is the "gatekeeper" for all OB assignments and LC at GHC, so you have no choice to use her for getting your OB/FB with OB assigned. She is the ONLY LC GHC has. I have used other resources for myself with DS, so I do not plan to see her for LC because she made my friends so upset. What I don't understand is why they need all these levels to go through to get to the OB. (You also MUST go to the lab with your FMU for a pregnancy test and the lab MUST find it to be positive before they will let you meet with Joan Young. And, by the way, they will only call you back if the test is positive.)
Joan does only do a consult and education meeting at your first meeting, but she will set up your dating U/S. I suppose this is all to "protect" the OBs from having to spend their more valuable time meeting with women who end up with failed pregnancies early on, etc., but it feels cold to me.
Anyway, if anyone still reads this and had a VBAC supporting OB they loved and were successful with, please say so!!!