How Patients FeelPOSITIVE
At my last appointment with Dr. Banks, approximately two years ago, he asked me what new medications I was on. A simple question I am asked often at any appointment. I told him I was on Venlafaxine, an anti-depressant. He then proceeded to talk about how he went to a 2 day conference about how psychology was a lie, and all psychological medication was fake. He told me I should not be taking any kind of psychological medication because mental disease wasn't real. This has got to be some kind of ethical violation, as it was super disturbing how my DENTIST was trying to give me some fake medical advice on psychology based on a 2 day conference. I of course ignored him and never went back again. I believe he should have his medical license revoked for something like this, because if someone were to stop taking their antidepressant because he told them too they could end up hurting themselves or worse. I wanted to report him, but unfortunately I could not report it at the time because my grandfather died soon after the appointment and I had completely forgotten about it, and I only just remembered the event today. Do not go to this dentist. I go to Albany Upstate Dental on Broadway and they are fantastic.