Dr. Alpha Banks, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Female  |  
Age 60
(14)
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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.

7309 Baltimore Ave Ste 220

College Park, MD 20740

Contact Information

(301) 699-2292

Dr. Alpha Banks, MD

Dr. Alpha Banks, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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more than 68% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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more than 65% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
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more than 54% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Banks does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis

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Procedures

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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Banks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Banks to family and friends
3.6
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Banks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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 accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Banks has admitting privileges

Doctors Community Hospital
8118 Good Luck Rd
Lanham, MD 20706
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Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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