Ratings for Dr. David L. Bannister
Dr.Bannister is very nice.However,his staff are rude,and terrible.I have to call on a monthly basis to have my sons Ritalin refilled.Due to it being a controlled substance,you have to get an actual physical script written monthly.NO refills are allowed.He has been on the medication for around 1 year.Out of the 12 prescriptions I have received,7 of them were for the WRONG presc.,wrong amount and/or wrong dosage.This is scary that they do NOT know what they are prescribing and I have to double check every prescription.I then changed doctors;I then received a bill from them for $20.for his medical records to be sent to his new doctor.When records go from doctor to doctor,there normally is NOT a charge.When I called to speak to their billing dept.,Gayle told me they do NOT bill MediCal or the courts.I am private pay but they are billing me!What a joke,and what RUDE staff!Very bad business practice,bad service and the sad thing is the doctor probably has NO CLUE HIS STAFF ARE RUDE!
We've had used Bannister for our children for years but when there appeared to be a more complex problem that 2 other doctors recognized he acted as if they were wrong for going the extra mile and doing test that found a potential problem . He became disrespectful and short with both my wife and I as well as our son. Last time any of our kids will go there. All confidence is gone.
He has good bedside manner. His staff is nice and proffesional. I wasn't made to feel guilty when we discussed stopping nursing and switching to formula. I think he's pretty punctual. If he's running behind it may be by just 10 minutes. I don't feel rushed.
My 1 month old son had a medical issue after hours and we called the answering service. Dr. Bannister was the on-call doctor and my wife and I waited for 2 hours for him to call back before we just decided to take him to the ER. Bannister never called us back. Whatever he gets paid to be on call is too much. His dedication to children is obviously only limited to times when it is convenient for him.
my parents took me to Dr Bannister when I was 17 and had mono. Since returning to the area and starting my own family, I chose Dr Bannister for both my babies (now 4 & 5). I like his knowledge, courtesy, always on time- we never have waited more than 15 mins. He takes the time to interact with the children and is very thorough. What some may see as condescending is more his calm demeanor and detailed explanation of the illness or issue- especially to worrisome, nervous first time mom and dads. It doesnt bother me - it makes me calm in knowing my children are in competent hands and that there is no need to over-react. I like the way he makes his staff do the dirty deeds of shots and tests so he may always remain my kids friendly doctor. I never hesitate to recommend him to others who ask for a good Pediatrician.
We love Dr. Bannister. We recently reloacted to this state and he was highly recommended to us by several people in the area. He was great with our son at his checkup. Very thorough, and treats the kids well as well as the parent(s). We will go back to Dr. Bannister.
Dr. David L. Bannister's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226 (Grad. 1973)
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Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research
Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- BCBS Illinois
- Coventry Health Care