Dr. Sharla M Ulstad, MD



Obstetrics & Gynecology     -  Michigan,  Grand Rapids


 Overview

Dr. Sharla M Ulstad, MD works in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology and graduated Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 2002. Dr. Ulstad is affiliated with Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, Spectrum Health United Hospital and practicing for 17 years

 Experience and Qualifications

 Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Conditions

  • Breech Position
  • Brief Psychotic Disorder
  • Broken Nose
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Food Allergy - Garlic
  • Herbal Agent Adverse Reaction - Polygonum Multiflorum
  • Homosexual Issues
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intracranial Aneurysms - Multiple Congenital Anomaly
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Ophthalmitis
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Primary Congenital Glaucoma
  • Professional Voice Disorders
  • Ragweed Allergy
  • Recurrent Falls
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Runny Nose
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Sees Haloes Around Lights
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spleenorenal Shunt Procedure
  • Splenectomy
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Watering Eyes
  • Yellow Nails

 Procedures

  • C-Section
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptive Management
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC

 Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Years Since Graduation

  • 17

 State License

  • Michigan

 Background Check

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 Education & Training

Medical School


Wayne State University School Of Medicine

Detroit, MI, United States

Graduated: 2002

Residency Hospital


Grand Rapids Area Med Ed Center




 Awards

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 Dr. Ulstad Ratings

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 Dr. Ulstad Reviews

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I was referred to Dr. Ulstad by my family physician, as my girlfriend and I are trying to plan a pregnancy, and a pelvic ultrasound showed that my ovaries are enlarged. When I went in for my 1st appointment, the staff weren't the usual friendly, bubbly desk people that I'm accustomed to. I waited about 15 minutes, then about another 15 minutes in the room. When she entered, she was semi-friendly, but acted as if she was in a hurry. As we discussed my ultrasound, I told her about my lifestyle and my plans to have a child. At that point the whole tone changed. To make a long story short, she told me that her office does not help same sex couples inseminate, that I was too fat to try and conceive, that there was a medication that would help with the condition that she suspected I had and that the medication would regulate my hormones making me much more fertile, but I needed to lose the amount of weight that she determined before she even considered prescribing. She said that she would gladly prescribe me birth control to regulate my hormones though! To make sure that I had the condition that she thought I had, there were blood tests that needed to be run. Instead of sending me to the lab and to schedule a follow up appointment, she proceeded to ask me if I even wanted to come back. When I said yes, as I thought that I had no other options, then she decided to go ahead and get the lab papers and schedule the next appointment. I went and got the labs done, my bloodwork came back normal, and when I went back to the office for my follow up, I discovered that my appoontment had been cancelled and that she was not in the building, and I needed to reschedule. I rescheduled, but after leaving I found a LGBT friendly registry for ob/gyns all across the state of Michigan. Needless to say, I did not return! I'm a fairly heavy girl, I'm 5'2" and wear a size 12. I have no problem losing weight, but I will not let a doctor dictate to me what size I need to wear to proceed with the plans I've made regarding my future, or discriminate against me because of my lifestyle. I've researched the condition that I may have, and the treatment is as simple as prescribing a medication that's also used to treat diabetes. It works in over 90% of cases, and increases fertility dramatically. Could we have started there? I wouldn't have minded traveling to be inseminated! If you're LGBT or are close to someone that's LGBT, I wouldn't recommend this doctor.

08 February 2013, 05:56United States
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 Office Locations


Primary location

 Spectrum Health Obstetrics & Gynecology

555 Mid Towne Street North East
Michigan (MI)
Grand Rapids,
49503

  (616) 391-3315

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes
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 Map & Directions



Spectrum Health Obstetrics & Gynecology, 555 Mid Towne Street North East , Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI), 49503




 Insurances Accepted (check insurance plans)

  • Aetna
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Choice Plus POS
  • Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Humana
  • Navigate HMO
  • Navigate POS
  • Open Access Plus
  • Options PPO
  • Priority Health
  • Priority PPO
  • Spectrum Health
  • UnitedHealthCare

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 Affiliated Hospitals


Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital photo


Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

100 Michigan Street North East Michigan MI, Grand Rapids, 49503

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital is a hospital located in Grand Rapids, MI. This hospital reports jointly with Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. Therefore the ratings and awards apply to multiple hospitals and this specific hospital may not provide all rated services. Procedures/Diagnosis costs...



Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital photo


Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital

1840 Wealthy Street South East Michigan MI, Grand Rapids, 49506

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital is a hospital located in Grand Rapids, MI. This hospital reports jointly with Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. Therefore the ratings and awards apply to multiple hospitals and this specific hospital may not provide all rated services. Procedures/Diagnosis costs...



Spectrum Health United Hospital photo


Spectrum Health United Hospital

615 South Bower Street Michigan MI, Greenville, 48838

Spectrum Health United Hospital is a hospital located in Greenville, MI. Procedures/Diagnosis costs are at the state average in 1 of 2 procedures. Length of Stay is at the state average in 2 of 2 procedures.




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