My Ob was Dr Steve Mokrzecki, who was lovely. My GP was super impressed with my episiotomy scar, or lack thereof. She said he'd done an amazing job. His office also gave me courtesy calls when he was running late, so I didn't have to sit in the waiting room for ages.
I agree that private is expensive, but if you plan to have only one more child, perhaps the expense isn't too great in the larger scheme of things? I pay a lot to BUPA each month, so I figure I might as well get something out of it!