Credentials: MD, MA
Specialization: Pediatric Psychiatry
Medical School Name:Chicago Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Years of Experience: 5 years of training
Board Certified: YES
Dr. Banks-Word completed her adult psychiatry training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. and was a Chief Fellow at The University of Chicago for her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. She enjoys working with patients, colleagues, staff members, residents and medical students. She is very dedicated to providing excellent clinical care to underserved populations as she is very familiar with the needs in these communities. Dr. Banks-Word was raised the Cabrini Green Housing Projects and has also lived on the Southside of Chicago. Along with working with underserved communities, Dr. Banks-Word is interested in cultural psychiatry, academic psychiatry, research, psychopharmacology, diversity and trauma informed care.
Your Approach to Health Care:
My goal is to help children, adolescents and their families lead productive and healthy lives with a directed focus on both mental and physical wellness.
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