Dr. Norman L. Banks

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Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
Website: pamf.org/providerse... External Link
Practice: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Hospital: VA Palo Alto Health Care Syst
Med. School:University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 2002

Answers Email: N
Online Appt. Scheduling: N
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 13/06/12    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 5 reviews. Dr. Norman L. Banks has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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RID: 2411777
27/08/12 1 1 1 1 I recently went to Dr. Banks. My Physcian recommended him. I came with a neck problem, he without informing me started to adjsut my neck, causing more pains and creating more issues. Please avoid him if possible. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 1389405
16/03/11 4 4 1 2 I agree with one of the previous reviewers; he's a very nice person... just not a great doctor. He is slow getting back to you, doesn't do any research regarding treatment (ie: you may end up doing it all yourself) and basically just orders tests and refers you elsewhere if his simple and often unhelpful answers don't do the trick. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
28/04/10 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 882871
09/05/09 5 4 5 4 out of 7 doctors and 10 years, Dr. Banks finally gave me a diagnosis to my back problems that have given me much needed pain relief, proper treatmemt, and an overall hope to plan my future.  Respond
RID: 573668
22/04/08 5 5 4 4 Wh9le he has not been at Palo Alto for a long time his credentials are good and in the many times I have seen him I have been pleased by his overall understanding of my complex issues and willingness to work outside the clinic with other experts. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 536571
12/03/08 4 4 2 2 I saw Dr. Banks for back and knee pains. I've seen a few docs over the years for these things and he was the below average. He's a nice guy but I just don't think he is very knowledgeable or experienced. You can get the same info from wikipedia or some sports medicine web sites. I wouldn't see him again nor recommend him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Paid (or co-pay): $100