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