Abby Banks, MA RD/LD
In 2009 Abby Banks, RD/LD, came to Journey Clinic as the lead dietitian. She said she has been truly blessed in her life, to find a career that she loves.
"Helping patients to achieve weight loss surgery and to start on a new journey in life has been remarkable. I am grateful every day that I work with Dr. Nelson and the staff at Journey Clinic, they not only provide excellent care to the patients, and they make you feel like family," Abby said.
When she started college Abby began to pursue a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. While she loved the classes related to food, the rest of the degree seemed to be lacking for her. It was then she discovered that she could transfer her degree to Nutrition. Nutritional Science combined the two things Abby felt most passionate and challenged by: food and science. From that moment on, she knew she had found her career path. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University, she started working in a weight loss clinic, but soon decided to return to school to pursue her master's degree. She graduated from the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with her master's degree in 2006.
Abby Banks was born in Enid Oklahoma, but was raised primarily in Paris, Texas. She has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children: a boy and a girl. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and baking, going to the movies, and traveling. Her family's favorite activity is attending Thunder basketball games. The family also has a Boston Terrier named Bow. Abby would love someday to return to Europe and Spain for a long vacation. However, when the children are older she would love to take them to Disney World.