Dr. Steadman is a board certified Generalist Ob Gyn with special interest in preventative health, helping women through natural life transitions such as adolescence and menopause, preconception counseling and pregnancy care, and gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive laparoscopy. She has been recognized as a "Best Doc" for 2009-10 by Hartford Magazine.
Dr. Steadman graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995, one of the first female-only medical schools and did her Ob Gyn residency at Hartford Hospital from 1995-1999. After 2 years of private practice in Torrington, CT, Dr. Steadman joined the University of Connecticut Ob/Gyn group, attending to both high and low risk obstetric patients while expanding her skill in evolving gynecologic surgical techniques. In addition, she was actively involved in teaching 1st and 2nd year med students in the art of medicine, bedside manner, interviewing and exam skills, and also as preceptor to residents during their hospital rotations.
Dr. Steadman approaches patient care by viewing the whole woman and discovering how any gynecologic problems may be affecting her across the many spectrums of daily living, as well as how non-gynecologic issues may affect reproductive and long-term health. To foster a woman's overall sense of well-being and quality of life for the long-term, Dr. Steadman favors prevention over procedures when possible. She encourages women to share their experiences and preferences regarding treatment options. While offering services that include: high and low risk obstetric care; vaginal and cesarean deliveries; uterine and ovarian surgery for benign indications; evaluation and treatment for abnormal PAP smears, cervical cerclage, D&Cs, and endometrial sampling.
Ursula promotes her own health and that of her family by striving daily to maintain a balanced diet and exercise regimen. She also maintains a strong connection to her community and her patients’ communities through her involvement with social events, health promotion events, and public discussions on common health topics for women.