Dr. Garry Banks, MD

Dr. Garry Banks, MD

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Family Medicine

Dr. Garry Banks, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Niceville, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hca Florida Twin Cities Hospital and Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Garry Banks, MD

Garry G Banks MD PA1108 Juniper Ave Niceville, FL 32578
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Garry Banks, MD36468 Emerald Coast Pkwy Ste 1101 1101 Destin, FL 32541
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Dr. Banks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Banks

3.4

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
54.285714285714285%
(19)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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3 Stars
2.857142857142857%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
37.142857142857146%
(13)
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Doctor banks is a good doctor. I'll give him that. But his staff aren't very knowledgeable on how to send scripts to base. I've been chasing down our scripts for years. And the worse of this his Nurse (Lisa) and his administration specialist (Amber) don't have a clue. He seems more concern for his staff then he does his patients.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Vicky Zullo – Jul 16, 2022
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Doesn't want to be a dr,
I overheard him tell another dr that he didn't want to be a dr for anything more than cannabis. I agreed to pay an additional arbitrary fee to be seen within 24 hours. When I did try to utilize that option for acute symptons I still had to wait over 30 hours and he treated me rudely, then didn't get back to me for over a week.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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M B – Jul 15, 2022
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Great Dr.
He took the time to listen and diagnosed what other Drs. missed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Happy patient – Jun 06, 2022
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Very knowledgeable and nice! Friendly staff
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Megan – Sep 19, 2020
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Distant, rude careless and useless. SNobby. bad bedside manner. Pompous not helpful for a problem he created.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Aug 25, 2020
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Dr. Banks is my PCM. He and his staff have served me well in the last 3 years. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Christopher Fraser – Jan 18, 2020
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Waited over 2 hours for doctor banks, he made my easy paperwork difficult. He wanted multiple visits & time consuming paperwork. Extra money for things that other doctors don’t charge for & im very concerned that they asked for my insurance paperwork since my insurance won’t pay for mmj. They also don’t answer the tel & are only at their Destin location once a month. I do not recommend this doctor if you value your time & money.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Dec 14, 2019
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Dr Banks has got to be one of the most honest, caring, and professional doctors I have ever been to. I was thoroughly impressed and I have already told everyone I know about the service I received.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 05, 2019
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Dr Banks was so nice to me and appears very caring. I was a bit nervous since I had read some bad reviews but then I was well pleased. He did not rush me, he asked me a lot of questions and took notes, he looked at my meds, he checked me. If he stays this nice/caring then I would recommend him highly. His staff was nice also, esp Lisa If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Thank you to Dr Banks and Staff!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jackie Harris in Crestview, FL – Jan 29, 2019
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Dr. banks is the best internist I have ever had. He is great at diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases and disorders. He is very responsive, and will work you in to be seen quickly. He spends lots of time with each patient so gets to know them well. I can't recommend him highly enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan in Destin, Fl – Jul 31, 2017
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I have greatly appreciated having Dr. Banks as my doctor. I was referred to him by my parents and, while initially I was a little thrown off by his sense of humor and very direct approach, I've found him to be extremely thorough. He focuses on what's best for you as the patient and can be firm sometimes, but he's firm because he knows what he's talking about and he knows what's best for you as the patient. He's willing to work with you and answers questions. Great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Niceville, FL – Jul 12, 2017
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He's amazing. Without exception the most thorough physician I've had & I'm 62 years old. Dr. Banks is punctual, straightforward, addresses difficult and sensitive issues without awkwardness. He's always prepared and lets you know up front what his expectations of you, as his patient, are. He's fair, direct, informed and I feel confident in his decision making capabilities. I feel both luck and blessed to have him as my physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Teena Hammond in niceville, fl – Apr 03, 2017
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Have been with Dr Banks as my MD for about 10 + years and find him to be very thorough and caring. Compared to my past MD which I was with for about 20 years, he is first class all the way. I would highly recommend his service for all ailments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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PH in Niceville, FL – Apr 02, 2017
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Dr. Banks was very rude and unprofessional with my mom. He said to her, "You did not have good parents." When my mother questioned what he said, he responded with, "You say Uh huh, and nu Uh." Should he be the one to make such judgements about her parents because she didn't speak like HE thought she should talk? My mother is 64. He should show her respect. I've made sure she switched doctors. She won't be back.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Clanton – Oct 02, 2016
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Very impersonal, detached bedside manner. Does not greet properly and is very arrogant. A terrible listener. I went to him a few times and find his disposition distracting and even rude. Ive changed physicians.
13 people found this helpful
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Niceville, FL – Jun 15, 2016
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Dr. Banks' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Counseling
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Prostatitis
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in medical care that takes the whole person into account. We strive to provide the best clinical care combined with communications and patient...Read more

Biography

Dr. Garry Banks is an internist in Niceville Florida and is affiliated with Twin Cities Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Florida...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

Orlando Regional Medical Center - Orlando FL
Residency Hospital
Georgia Baptist Medical Center - Atlanta GA
Internship Hospital
University of Florida College of Medicine - Gainesville FL
Medical School

Languages

  • English

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Garry Banks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Banks frequently treats Insomnia, Polyneuropathy, and Diabetic Polyneuropathy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Banks treats.

Where is Dr. Garry Banks, MD's office located?

Dr. Banks' office is located at 1108 Juniper Ave, Niceville, FL 32578. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Garry Banks, MD speak?

Dr. Banks speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Garry Banks, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Banks has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Banks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hca Florida Twin Cities Hospital

Niceville, FL

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast

Miramar Beach, FL

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Hca Florida Fort Walton-destin Hospital

Fort Walton Beach, FL

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

North Okaloosa Medical Center

Crestview, FL

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)