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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

George Schuster, M.D.

Dr. George Schuster is a highly experienced Urology specialist with over 50 years of experience in the medical field. He provides expert care for patients with urinary conditions, and is dedicated to their well-being and health.

Dr. Schuster graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago / College of Medicine in 1969, and began his career as a staff member at Loyola University School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. After six years, he went into private practice in Joliet, Illinois, where he grew his practice to a five-man group before semi-retiring.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Schuster has been with Uropartners in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, before moving near Peoria. He remains active in his personal life as well, enjoying water skiing, scuba diving, and downhill skiing. He also loves spending time outdoors, walking in the woods with his camera and taking photos of wildlife.

Above all, Dr. Schuster cherishes his family and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Tracy Schierer, APRN, MSN, FNP-C



Professional Organizations:

Tracy’s urology interests are low testosterone, BPH, bladder health, urological cancers, and sexual health.

Tracy enjoys being outdoors, running, and spending time with her family and friends.

Josh Auer, APRN, MSN, FNP-C



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



Professional Organizations:

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.