About Dr. Laura Stearman

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Laura Stearman, M.D., is a board-certified urologist specializing in female pelvic health at Urogynecology of Oklahoma. She is dedicated to thoroughly reviewing treatment options that include medical and surgical management with each patient allowing them to choose what is best for them depending on their personal goals. She has been married to Dustin for 25 years, and they have two amazing kids. They love hiking in Colorado and cheering on their favorite sports teams. Dr. Stearman is very involved in her church and teaches youth and women’s Bible Study. She is also involved in the Tulakes free medical clinic.

Dr. Stearman treats patients with urinary incontinence (urine leakage), overactive bladder (urinary urgency and frequency), fecal incontinence (bowel leakage), and pelvic organ prolapse (when a pelvic organ like the bladder drops or “prolapses” down and causes vaginal pressure or bulge symptoms).

The most fulfilling part of her job is helping improve her patients’ lives. “Many women are limited by their bladder problems or vaginal support issues and stop doing or enjoying everyday activities,” Dr. Stearman says. She loves being able to offer minimally invasive procedures and behavioral interventions that can quickly impact very bothersome pelvic floor conditions ranging from overactive bladder to urinary incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse.

 “If I can allow someone to get back to exercising, hiking, making it through a business meeting, traveling, or being able to chase after their kids or grandkids, that makes my day,” says Dr. Stearman. “It's a real privilege to get to know these women and play a role in restoring their quality of life, and I often hear, ‘I wish I had done this sooner.’”

Because pelvic floor issues are so common for women—and are infrequently discussed—she finds that the patients she treats like to let other women know they don’t have to live with these issues: help is available. “Patients will end up convincing their mothers or friends to come in to see me,” she says, “so it's great that the education effect can ripple out into someone's circle of family and friends.” 

Education

  • Southern Nazarene University
  • University of Oklahoma Medical School
  • University of Missouri - residency in urological surgery
  • Board Certified in Urology by the American Board of Urology

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Urologic Association
  • American Urogynecologic Society
  • Oklahoma State Medical Association
  • Oklahoma County Medical Society

Hospitals

  • Primary: Lakeside women’s hospital
  • Secondary: Integris Health Edmond and Integris Baptist Hospital Portland Campus