Plymouth OB/GYN physicians are certified in obstetrics and gynecology, the medical specialty providing health care to women with particular emphasis on the organs of the reproductive system. Plymouth OB/GYN at Speare Memorial Hospital understands your unique needs as a woman. Our care extends from adolescence and the reproductive years through the perimenopausal and postmenopausal years.
Call for an appointment: 603-536-1104.
- Obstetrical Services
- Comprehensive maternity care
High-Risk pregnancy management, including:
- Preterm labor
- High blood pressure
- VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section)
- Prenatal testing
- Childbirth education classes
- Annual examinations
- Cancer screening
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Incontinence evaluation and treatment
- Gynecologic surgery
Dr. Mark Banister
Dr. Banister received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston and his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester. He completed his residency, and was chief resident, at Albany Medical Center, New York. Dr. Banister is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Dr. Joseph Ebner
Dr. Joseph Ebner brings a special interest in female urinary incontinence, menopausal issues, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and obstetrics to Plymouth OB/GYN. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and his doctorate from the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Ebner completed his residency at Albany Medical Center, New York, and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Lauren Blue
Dr. Blue recently completed her OB/GYN residency at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Canton, Ohio. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama and her medical degree at Trinity School of Medicine.
Brittania McDonald, PA-C
The physician assistant at Plymouth OB/GYN, Brittania McDonald received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Colorado State University. She also received an MS PA from the University of New England College of Health Professions in Maine. Ms. McDonald is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Four years ago when Rebecca “Becky” and John Zumbach—both teachers in Gilford—moved to Ashland to be more centrally located between work and the mountains where they first met, the task of finding new doctors was simply part of their relocation process. A friend recommended Dr. Banister, at Plymouth OB/GYN, to Becky and having also heard great things about Speare Memorial Hospital, she established herself as a patient. Click here to continue…
But, she is talking about it now, and “it” is Stress Urinary Incontinence. Cathy says, “You reach a point of no return and know you have to take care of it.”
After having a hysterectomy in 2009, and following all the prescribed post-surgical steps for recovery, Cathy had thought she had already taken care of her Stress Urinary Incontinence. Click here to continue reading…
Dear Dr. Banister,
Rozalynn Grace turned one today and I am amazed at how quickly the time passes. Every day I look at her and cannot believe she is really here and then I think about my family and cannot imagine what it was like without her. I want to thank you for your continued support while trying to get pregnant. Your realistic optimism kept me hopeful even after seeing a few specialists. Your compassion and sensitivity to my nervousness throughout my pregnancy was a major stress reliever. I greatly appreciated your openness and respect to my wishes of VBAC and involvement of a Doula. I wanted a whole approach experience to this pregnancy, which is what I got.
I want to thank you for your continued support while trying to get pregnant. Your realistic optimism kept me hopeful even after seeing a few specialists. Your compassion and sensitivity to my nervousness throughout my pregnancy was a major stress reliever. I greatly appreciated your openness and respect to my wishes of VBAC and involvement of a Doula. I wanted a whole approach experience to this pregnancy, which is what I got.
I could tell you what a great doctor you are but I won’t, however, you are an extraordinary person. Your care and compassion for your patients and families go beyond your profession. Thank you for caring for Rozalynn and me before she came into the world. I wish you could have been there during her birth; it was as perfect as it could be without you. Although you were not there, Dr. Ebner was the perfect complement to your care getting me to birth. My wishes for birth were relayed to him and respected, which meant so very much to me.
Michelle & Ken
As healthcare professionals themselves, Steve and Emily Ball know the importance of personalized, patient-centered care. It was the same care experience they wanted for the birth of their first child, and why they chose Plymouth OB/GYN and the Birthing Suite at Speare Memorial Hospital.
More then you expect®…doesn’t begin to describe the commitment Labor and Delivery Nurse Jennifer “Jen” Hennessey made to them. Knowing they were interested in hypnobirthing, Jen took it upon herself to learn the technique. Taking her commitment a step further, Jen stayed on 18 hours after her shift ended to be there for Emily and Steve, and Wesley’s arrival.
As proud new father Steve says, “You just can’t ask for better care anywhere, and it is right here at Speare.”
Steve and Emily Ball
Plymouth OB/GYN is located in the northwest wing of the hospital with parking and entrance accessible from Avery St.
Phone: (603) 536-1104
Fax number: (603) 536-7260
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed for lunch from noon – 1 pm