Dr. Brian Bannister, MD

Dr. Brian Bannister, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Dr. Brian Bannister, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Ocean, NJ and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

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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Top Care Areas

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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

Dr. Bannister's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Bannister does not have any board certifications listed.

52  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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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.


  • 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
40 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bannister's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr. Bannister was very compassionate towards the needs of my 91 yr. old mother. He takes time with his patients and understood the severity of my mother’s discomfort . In addition the staff in his office are very professional and offered excellent assistance when booking an appointment and...more
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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!...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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