Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Natalie C. Webb attended Elmira College for her undergraduate studies and then the University at Buffalo for medical school. It was her training in the UConn residency program that brought her to Connecticut where she not only met her soon-to-be-husband, but had the “good fortune” of training under physicians from Women’s Comprehensive Health Care.
Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Natalie C. Webb attended Elmira College for her undergraduate studies and then the University at Buffalo for medical school. It was her training in the UConn residency program that brought her to Connecticut where she not only met her soon-to-be-husband, but had the “good fortune” of training under physicians from Women’s Comprehensive Health Care. Through this connection she developed an admiration for the excellence in teaching and patient care they exemplified. Her personal dedication to knowledge and compassion for others added to the good fortune of all involved when she joined Women’s Comprehensive Health Care, and in turn Women’s Health Connecticut in August of 2010.
When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Cushman enjoys wine-tasting, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. We were not surprised to see the same “love for life” come through when we asked her to share a bit about the journey that has brought her to where she is today.
WHC: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Dr. Webb: “I always had a passion for learning and education. When I was growing up, I thought that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. However, after taking high school biology, I fell in love with the sciences. I also knew that I needed to be in a profession that helped others. Medicine seemed to be a field that fulfilled my goals.”
WHC: What was a major influencing factor or event that made you choose Ob/Gyn and women’s health? When was that desire realized?
Dr. Webb: “In medical school, after my first year, I had the opportunity to do an internship with a local Ob/Gyn, Dr. Jaeger, in rural Batavia, NY. I had always been interested in women’s health, but after that summer I was convinced that Ob/Gyn was the field that I preferred. He was a solo practitioner, and therefore allowed me to assist on his deliveries, office visits, and surgical cases. His devotion to his patients and his love of the field is what made me sure that this was the right choice.”
WHC: What do you love most about what you do?
Dr. Webb: “I love that I can take care of women through all aspects of their lives; from preventative care, to obstetrics, to menopause, and also surgically. The variety makes the work very enjoyable and challenging, and I feel quite privileged to be able to care for women in these life changing events.”
WHC: Do you see yourself perusing any specialized training in the future?
Dr. Webb: “I enjoy minimally invasive surgery and would like to continue training in laparoscopic procedures. I feel that it offers our patients better options. The field is advancing rapidly, and I am happy to be a part of it.”
WHC: What makes Women’s Comprehensive Health Care, in your opinion, a great practice?
Dr. Webb: “We are a larger group with 14 practitioners, yet we are a cohesive unit and have a team mentality. Our office staff and nurses help us to take great care of our patients. We offer many options to them, from multiple locations, to in-office procedures, ultrasound and more. What really impresses me about the group is how each provider brings his or her own focus of expertise to the practice. Whether it is preventative care, breast cancer genetic counseling, robotic surgery, or maternity care, they have many years of experience to offer our patients. My colleagues are not only great doctors, but they are also kind, compassionate people.”
Women’s Comprehensive Health Care and Dr. Natalie Webb are currently accepting new patients and have offices located in Avon, Farmington, Glastonbury, and Hartford CT.