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Dr. Wayne Bentham joins OMC Neuropsych Unit

Dr. Wayne Bentham joins OMC Neuropsych Unit

Dr. Wayne D. L. Bentham recently joined Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Neuropsych Unit in West Plains. Dr. Bentham is a Board Certified Psychiatrist.

“I am extremely honored to be joining the medical team at Ozarks Medical Center. I look forward to serving our patients with exceptional care and compassion,” said Dr. Bentham.

Dr. Bentham earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. He completed his residency and internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and his Psychiatry Residency at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) in Seattle, Washington.

Prior to coming to OMC, Dr. Bentham was on the faculty at UWMC for 10 years; was the medical director at UWMC Outpatient Psychiatry in Seattle, Washington; and was the associate medical director of physician services at UWMC in Seattle. Dr. Bentham was the staff psychiatrist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin for two years prior to coming to OMC.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Bentham to the OMC medical staff,” said OMC President and CEO Thomas Keller. “He is very qualified with an impressive background. We are looking forward to have his expertise in our Neuropsych Unit.”

Dr. Bentham and his spouse, Rowdy, reside in West Plains. They show quarter horses, and in his spare time, Dr. Bentham is an avid reader and enjoys classical music.

The OMC Neuropsych Unit (NPU) is a 22-bed inpatient facility providing stabilization of persons experiencing a mental health crisis.

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