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About Midwest Urological Group

Unparalleled, personal attention for unique and complete urological care.

Joseph J. Banno, MD


Dr. Joseph Banno is a board-certified urologist and the clinical education director for Specialty MED Training. He is also a clinical instructor of urology at the U of I College of Medicine and senior partner of Midwest Urological Group, both in Central Illinois. He is co-founder of the Sexual Health and Treatment Center in
Illinois and is considered one of the top penile implant surgeons in the U.S. His clinical research includes hypothermia of the prostate, penile rehabilitation, the efficacy of PRP, shockwave therapy, erectile dysfunction, and female urinary incontinence.

Joseph Banno was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Illinois Benedictine College where he majored in Biology and Biochemistry. Upon receiving his medical degree at the University of Illinois in Chicago, he began his surgical residency at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. His training continued in urology at the University of Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

His sexual health and wellness practice offers cutting-edge technologies and treatment options for men and women. Along with his specialized care team, he is devoted to healing each patient on an individual basis.

Dr. Joseph Banno offers unique training and clinical protocols for practitioners who want to implement Platelet-Rich Plasma, Shockwave Therapy, Testosterone Therapy, Peptides, and Penile Implants into their practice.

Joe is married and has six children. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys weight lifting and marksmanship.

Meet Our Team

Josh Auer, APRN, MSN, FNP-C

Josh Auer



Professional Organizations:

Josh’s urology interests are Urolithiasis, BPH, Prostate and Bladder Cancer and Sexual Health.

Josh is also an avid golfer, guitarist, and a dog lover.

Laura Wilson-Brown, PA-C

Laura Brown


Certifications: AAPA – American Association of Physician Assistants

Professional Organizations: SUNA – Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Laura specializes in general urology with a special interest in male and female sexual health.  

In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.


Tracy Harms

All-Star Office Manager


Theresa Zowin

Patient Billing Specialist