I'm sorry your choices are so limited.

I think asking doulas or people at La Leche is an excellent idea. There are OBs and other docs out there that are more supportive of natural childbirth and treat their patients with respect. Keep looking.

Like you, I prefer a small group practice where you can meet all the people that might be on call for delivery. Keep looking. You are at an advantage because you are educated and you can ask the hard questions right off the bat and get a feel for the practitioner.
To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.