Dr. Alpha Banks, MD

Dr. Alpha Banks, MD

Gastroenterology | Female | 59 years old

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Dr. Banks specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in College Park, MD. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Banks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Banks to family and friends
3.6
based on 14 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Howard University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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