Dr. Brian Bannister, MD

Dr. Brian Bannister, MD

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Dr. Brian Bannister, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Ocean, NJ. He has been practicing for 15 years.

802 W Park Ave Ste 223

Ocean, NJ 07712

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Bannister does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuromodulation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • University of Rochester
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • SUNY/Upstate Med U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • SUNY/Upstate Med U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Bannister has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Bannister has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bannister's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bannister to family and friends
4.4
based on 40 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Bannister's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
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Dr. Bannister and his team are out of this world excellent! Dr. Bannister really takes the time to listen to his patients along with getting the proper diagnostic testing done to better understand which treatment plan will work best for you. His bedside manner is by far the best there is out there! It's very difficult to find a Doctor who is knowledgable, understanding, caring, and properly tends to his patients needs. And the staff behind the Doctor is phenomenal!
in Cliffwood Beach |
I have several chronic issues leaving me unable to use several types of " normal pain relievers " I was extremely fortunate to find Dr Bannister, he is genuinely interested in every concern I have regarding my special circumstances. The staff is wonderful and attentive. Dr B,s choice of his PA was excellent, having chronic pain is horrible, having Two exceptionally well educated and caring Doctors make living with it bearable. I trust them completely , regarding my healing process,tolerable pain
in lavallette, NJ |
Dr Bannister told me he would help me when two other doctors kept just giving me different medication. Just because of my handicapp i felt other doctors thought i was making up the fact that i had pain. Dr. bannister reviewed my mri with me and asked me questions for over 20 minutes. After everything he put me on a strict plan to better my health both physically and mentally. I owe him my life, i haven't slept through the night without pain in years. God bless him
Elizabeth, NJ |
I was referred to Dr. Bannaster by a friend and wow what an experience. After a horrible encounter with a previous pain doctor Dr. B truly restored my faith in the medical industry!! He was very thourough in my initial visit and offered me various treatment options after I was diagnosed. He kept me and my family in the loop throughout the entire process which kept my mind at ease. The office staff was also extremely kind and thoughtful towards my needs. Anyone with chronic pain should try him
in Hackensack, NJ |
I have been a patient and happy with the service. dr bannister was honest with me about my prognosis and didn't pretend I would be perfectly fine. He gave me treatment options and educated my husband and I as to what the potential outcomes would be. I'm happy to say I am walking again and I lost weight, lol. Thank you so much! I have referred my daughter already.
in Toms River, NJ |
Today was my first visit with Dr. Bannister and it was a great experience. He was very thorough in explaining the procedures he felt would help with my back pain. He spent plenty of time with me answering all questions and did not rush the visit at all. I felt he was very genuine and compassionate. He made it very clear that His intentions are to find out the cause of my pain and do what's needed to address it and not just mask it with temporary fixes. Great office staff very friendly.
in Manasquan, NJ |
I visited Dr. Bannister's office today and had an excellent experience. He listened carefully to my health concerns and together with his PA, Renee, they charted out a course of therapy that they knew could provide me with relief. I would recommend their practice to anyone suffering from difficult to diagnose chronic pain conditions. Excellent diagnostician and listener. Compassionate and caring!
in East Brunswick, NJ |
Dr. Bannister did not rush me through. I felt he listened to my needs and concerns. An added bonus is that the waiting room time was short. I highly recommend Dr. Bannister.
Hazlet, NJ |
This is a staff issue complaint. I had called the office twice for appointment,and had giving all information asked for by front desk. In turn i was told they would call back to confirm insurance which i had already checked with and said they accepted. My wife who is a practice manager elsewhere and over 20 years in the insurance had called also to follow up.. Dr. Came highly recommended by previous Dr.I used. A week later no return call,no messages. Front desk lost a big account for minor issue
in Manahawkin, NJ |
THIS DOCTOR BANNISTER WAS SHOWED XRAYS OF MY PYLON FRACTURED ANKLE, BASICALLY THERE IS NO BONE FROM BOTTOM TIBIA DOWN, FIBULA, CRUSHED, JOINT SPACE CARTLIDGE CRUSHED AND NOT THERE. I WAITED 16 HOURS IN THE MOST PAIN I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW EXISTED. I WAIT A WEEK AND A HALF DUE TO HIM BEING ON VACATION, I WAIT FOREVER FOR HIM TO COME IN THE ROOM AND DECIDED TO NOT TELL HIM ABOUT ANOTHER PATIENT WHO WATCHED HIM STARE AT MY XRAYS, SAYING THIRNGS LIKE, THERES NO BONE WHERE THE METAL HOME MADE.
in East Orange, NJ 07050 |
Excellent doctor!!! Not only does he listen, and goes to above and beyond his skills as a professional competent practitioner to treat what's the matter to treat the whole patient!!! I have never had any doctor go to the degree to see to it that I am comfortable!!! He is a GODSEND!!! I am extremely satisfied to the high quality of medical and patient treatment I have been given by Dr. Bannister!!!
in Neptune nj |
Just left dr. Banisters office. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Dr. Bannister was recommend to me through my Insirance. He was courteous listened to my issues and was very precise with a course of action. It was an excellent experience and I'm grateful to have found him. Looking forward to one day being pain free.
in Barnegat nNJ 08005 |
Dr. Bannister makes you feel comfortable and explains all procedures fully.
in West long branch |
He's is doctor that really cares about his patients... He listens and pays attention to every complaint that you may have .... He sees his patients as people with real medical problems ... Not as another co-pay
in Eatontown, NJ |
Dr. Bannister was the only pain doctor in 8 years who correctly diagnosed, treated and got my back pain from a 9 to 2 without prolonged use of pain meds after an injury in Iraq. In my opinion there is not a better doctor out there to help you get your life back. I cannot make a higher recommendation for a healthcare provider. His staff and offices are incredibly well run, he is on time, he takes the time to talk to you and really get to the bottom of your ailment- A+++
in Toms River, NJ |
He is very understanding. He cares about his patients.
in Asbury Park NJ |
Very professional and understanding to My needs.
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Dr. Bannister accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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