Paola Practice Joins AdventHealth Network, Adds Provider

AdventHealth Shawnee Missionwelcomes Donald Banks, MD, and his Paola-based primary care practice to the AdventHealth Medical Groupnetwork. Dr. Banks, who has delivered family medical care in Paola for nearly 30 years, also recently welcomed a new provider, Sarah Stoughton, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, to the practice.

Through the practice’s affiliation with AdventHealth, patients now have access to additional health resources to care for their body, mind and spirit. The addition of Sarah, a certified family nurse practitioner, expands the availability of primary care services in and around Paola.

A longtime Paola resident and graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Banks joined the practice in 1991, initially working alongside his father, who cared for patients in Paola for more than 40 years before retiring in 1999.

"Dr. Banks and his family have been respected members of the Paola community for decades, and he has a great reputation for providing dependable, friendly hometown health care," said Jennifer Patten, administrative director of AdventHealth Medical Group. "We are honored that Dr. Banks chose to join the AdventHealth Medical Group network and we are delighted that Sarah Stoughton has joined the practice, too. As AdventHealth continues to work to best serve the health care needs of residents in Miami and southern Johnson counties, we look forward to providing more health services for Paola residents, close to home."

Sarah Stoughton, who earned her doctor of nursing practice degree from Pittsburg State University, is an experienced clinician with a passion for small-town health care. Both she and Dr. Banks provide care for children and adults of all ages and welcome new patients in their office, located on Baptiste Drive in downtown Paola.

Across Johnson and Miami counties, the AdventHealth network now includes 10 primary care offices, 15 specialty care offices, four full-service emergency departments, imaging services, physical therapy, community wellness education and more.