Serving the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire of Georgia and South Carolina.
At just 10 years old, Dr. Danielle Mankin knew she wanted to study medicine, fueled by eagerness to challenge herself and a strong desire to help others.
A Georgia native, Dr. Mankin graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Later, she pursued her master's degree in Neurobiology & Behavior at Georgia State University. Dr. Mankin completed her medical education at Mercer University School of Medicine. Following graduation, she lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she completed a residency in Family Medicine.
Throughout her training, Dr. Mankin witnessed the passion that her mentors had for family medicine. Their passion inspired her to develop a similar deep motivation for practicing medicine.
Her work ranges from caring for young children (ages 2 and up) to providing men’s, women’s, and senior health care, diabetes and obesity management and treatment, and much more. Family medicine allows her to challenge herself and foster a trusting patient-physician relationship in an outpatient setting.
“Gaining patient trust is so important to me,” Dr. Mankin says. “Patients want to feel like they know you. Otherwise, regardless of your efforts and recommendations, the patients may not take it into consideration. I believe trust is the best way to empower patients to take control of their health.”
Dr. Mankin’s experience working in rural towns helped her understand the importance of preventative and compassionate care. Many patients she encountered in those areas had never been to a doctor’s office before, although they were in their 50s and 60s. Dr. Mankin worked diligently to create a positive first experience for them.
“Of course, catching and diagnosing cancers is life changing, but for many people, just getting their diabetes under control can be life altering long term,” Dr. Mankin says.
Dr. Mankin is married and has one child. As a family, they enjoy traveling, exercising, hiking, kayaking, and boating.
SouthCoast Health welcomes Dr. Danielle Mankin to its ever-growing roster of medical experts.SouthCoast Health Welcomes Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Danielle Mankin to Our Savannah Campus