Dr. Alpha Banks, MD


Gastroenterology | Female

Banks Hepatology Institute 7309 Baltimore Ave Ste 220 College Park, MD 20740 Get Directions
Dr. Alpha Banks, MD
Dr. Alpha Banks, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in College Park, MD. She is 60 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Banks is affiliated with Doctors Community Hospital and Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

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Dr. Banks' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in District Heights, MD |
I prefer doctors who take time to educate patients so that they are able to make knowledgeable decisions about healthcare. Dr. Banks is such a doctor, even apologizing for taking "too much" time. Discussed reasoning behind a colonoscopy & helped me deduce whether or not I, as a 43 yr old Black woman, am a candidate for one. We concluded that I am; I got an appointment for 1 month after our initial consultation. My sister said this was fast- her appt. was 3 mos after. I highly recommend Dr. Banks
in Upper Marlboro, MD |
I saw Dr Banks for persistent digestive issues. I found her to be thorough, knowledgeable, understandable and willing to take the time to answer my questions. Her office staff members were kind and competent. I also had procedures performed at her surgery center, where everyone was professional and caring.
in Lanham, MD |
In Aug.,2 clueless guys said Dr. Banks was running 1-2hours late. Dr. Banks wasn?t apologetic. I was told that someone would follow-up with me. In Jan., I called & we scheduled the procedure. Since the pre-surgery meds are free in the office I called twice to say I would pick it up. In Feb., 2 confused young women said there was no meds and I?d to pay at the pharmacy. I asked to sit in the office so I could hear the instructions. Dr. Banks is rude with no bedside manner. I cancelled my surgery.
in Washington, DC |
I have been Dr. Banks' patient since 2008 and she is, hands down, one of the best doctors I have had in my life. I am almost 35 years old and her accurate diagnosis of my condition saved my life. I am a medical miracle, and while I believe God had a lot to do with my healing, I know that Dr. Banks' diligence and devotion to me as her patient made all of the difference in the world. Visit her immediately if you want a doctor who will work for you and will do all in her power to make sure you beco
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Dr. Banks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Viral Hepatitis


  • Medical School
    Howard University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy