Greene County News
XENIA – Discovering her love of science at an early age, Dr. Laurie Bankston wanted to use that love to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
“I knew I wanted to be a doctor from the time I was in junior high. I think my history of growing up in a small town has led to my enjoyment of practicing in a community setting,” said Dr. Bankston.
Dr. Bankston is board certified in family medicine and has more than 14 years of experience in primary care. She has a particular interest in preventative care, adolescent medicine and geriatrics.
“To be a good family doctor, I really believe caring and communication are key,” she said. “Building that sense of trust is important to me. I want to have open lines of communication with my patients so that together, we can make the best decisions about preventative care and treatment strategies.”
Dr. Bankston earned her medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed a family medicine residency at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.
Bankston has lived in Waynesville since 2003 and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She has two dogs that keep her busy when she’s not working. She also enjoys being close to the bikeways and reading novels and poetry.
“I think what I enjoy most about being a family physician is that I have the privilege of helping children grow up to be healthy, active adults. I want all of my patients to live longer, healthier lives. I value being a trusted resource for my patients,” the doctor added.
Dr. Bankston is seeing patients at Xenia Health Park located at 50 N. Progress Drive and looks forward to helping new patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 937-562-2280.
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.