Mariah Crumbaker, MD
Mariah Crumbaker, MD, is a native of Beloit, Kansas. Her childhood experience as a farm kid sparked her interest in becoming a physician. “I grew up on a hog farm and was always interested in taking care of the animals and learning about the different diseases they had when the vet would come for visits. I have always gravitated to caring for animals and people and found purpose in this,” she said.
Her path to becoming a doctor began at Kansas University and Bethany College for her undergraduate degree, followed by Medical School at the University of Kansas – Kansas City. She completed a 4 year residency in Family Practice with a Maternal Child Health Fellowship at John Peter Smith Residency in Fort Worth, Texas. She then practiced in her hometown of Beloit doing rural family medicine for 5.5 years before transitioning to faculty at Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Crumbaker especially enjoys Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Rural medicine. Her favorite part of being a physician is caring for women (and their babies) during and after pregnancy as well as the continued learning medicine requires. Dr. Crumbaker would like patients to know that, as a new Salina resident, she’s excited to combine her love of obstetrics and rural medicine to train new physicians to practice medicine in other rural areas of the state.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Crumbaker loves to spend time with her husband, Dr. Mark Banker, and children Eli and Colette. She also loves traveling to learn about new places and cultures. During residency she traveled to Africa twice for further training and experience in surgical obstetrics. Fun fact, she even rides and competes in dressage equine competitions with her horse Baroncelli, aka Bo!