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Dr. Danielle O'Banion, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Danielle O'Banion has been a Primary Care Physician caring for children and young adults at Fenway: South End since 2016. Her priority is helping the LGBTQIA+ community by offering gender- and sexuality-affirming health care. She has a BA in History from Louisiana State University, MS in Biotechnology from Georgetown University, and an MD from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in 2015. She is also certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and a member of both the International Society for Sexual Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Danielle’s clinical interests include wellness, sexual health, and gender medicine. She offers long-acting contraceptive services, including IUD and implant placement. She is also able to treat a number of sexual medicine concerns, such as low desire, pain with intercourse, and impaired sexual satisfaction. In her spare time, she can be found reading, trying new food, and working to reduce inequality for marginalized populations.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Boston

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Doctor of Medicine
  • Tufts University, Cambridge Health Alliance, Internship in Family Medicine
  • Tufts University, Cambridge Health Alliance, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Georgetown University, Master’s in Biotechnology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1346501905

Office locations

Fenway Health

142 Berkeley Street

Boston, MA 02116

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Excellent doctor. First time having a PCP in a long time and I'm thrilled with Dr. O'Banion.
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Dr. O'Banion is INCREDIBLE. Seriously- I've been living in Boston for the last five years and have never felt so heard and supported by a primary care doctor. She's hysterical, compassionate, and extremely educated on many subjects, specificallywomen's health and all things wellness. I've recommended her to at least ten of my friends and cannot say enough great things!
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Super nice and knowledgeable
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Great first visit. She was very outgoing and eager to answer my questions. She did mention that the location is primarily meant to serve the LGBTQ community which I didn’t know beforehand. Great info worth passing on for anyone looking for a place that focuses on this community!
Less than 6 months ago
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She was amazing! One of the best doctors I have ever been to
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She is so personable and knoweldgeable!! There's a bit of a wait, but I went after work on a Wednesday, so that's to be expected. Her office is very LGBTQI friendly, which is wonderful. Absolutely hands down my fave.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. O'Banion was professional, personable, and thorough. She spent a significant amount of time with me, listened to my concerns, and offered solutions without pushing anything. I would highly recommend her.
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I loved my visit with Dr. O’Banion! She made me feel as if we were already friends right from the start. Very blunt and to the point but in a positive and friendly way. Made me feel empowered about my medicalcare. I could tell the office as a whole was very welcoming and very queer friendly, which I loved. Will definitively be returning for any further medical needs!
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I can see why other people like her, and I don’t want to discourage anyone from seeing her, but I felt very rushed. I tried to tell her about my insurance problems and she told me she didn’t need to hearabout it. Then later she wrote me a referral to a doctor who I can no longer see because of those insurance problems. I want to be clear that she wasn’t rude, but more like someone trying to skip ahead a decade into relationship.
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She is the best
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She was really nice and was able to make me feel comfortable really easily. I’d love to meet with her again.
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I am completely speechless. I've never received care like this! Dr. O'Banion makes you feel like you have a friend, advocate and adviser. She'll tell you like it is, and help you every way she knows how. She has a wonderfullyfrank, attentive, energetic bedside manner. At the end of the appointment I asked her to be my PCP.
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My appointment with Danielle was the best experience I've had at a doctor's office to date. She was instantly welcoming and her sense of humor made me feel comfortable right away! She took the time to get to know me, nevermade me feel rushed, and showed interest in all areas I wanted to discuss. I wasn't embarrassed to ask about anything because she never made me feel silly or awkward, and had me schedule a follow up appt right after so that we could check in on some of my questions without me feeling like I had to rush into any decisions regarding medications, next steps, etc. I highly recommend her!
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dr. O'Banion made me feel incredibly comfortable. Going to the doctor is not my favorite thing and she actually made it a pleasant experience I have a follow-up appointment I am not anxious or stressed out about it at all!I've already recommended her to A co-worker just based on my consultation with her dr. Danielle O'Banion I give five stars and two thumbs up
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It was easy to talk to her about what I was concerned about and she made me feel very comfortable and not at all awkward. She is the one doctor I'm not at all scared/dreading to see. Every visit to her has been amazing.
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Dr O'Banion is very supportive and just REAL I appreciate that quality in her. I appreciate that she isn't forceful and removes any and every bias when meeting with her.
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I can't say enough kind words about Dr. O'Banion. She made me feel so comfortable, and is extremely warm and understanding. Her staff is very friendly as well. I will continue seeing her as long as I live in Boston!
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She is awesome. I recently moved to Boston and could not be happier with having chosen Dr. Obanion as my new PCP. Definitely recommend her!
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Dr.O’Banion was great and very relatable! She made me feel calm and answered all my questions and gave me recommendations for going forward.
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Dr. O’Banion had an incredible bedside manner and the keen ability to make her patients feel heard, understood, and a partner in their health decisions. She rules.
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Was taken back within 5 min of my arrival to the office. Dr. O'Banion seemed uninterested in my problems or reason for visit, and I was immediately told we needed to make this visit quick as we only had 20min. Sincewhen are doctors office appointments timed? She was condescending, rude and was lacking bedside manner. As a healthcare professional myself, I felt she did not show any genuine interest in taking care of me. She made me feel as if my problems were not actually a problem at all and that I was wasting her time as well as mine. I couldn't even stand to finish the appointment, I left abruptly. As a patient and a nurse, I would suggest Dr. O'Banion brush up on her bedside manner and understand that "normal" is not the same thing for every patient. I will most certainly not be returning.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. O’Banion is friendly and welcoming. She took her time to discuss issues. I liked that she had a very pragmatic approach to the exam- she said, “I generally do or don’t do X for a reason. But if you prefera different approach, we can do that.” She also clearly communicated a plan and asked my consent and alignment to the plan, and at each step of the process. The overall practice seemed busy but not excessively so- I did not need to wait hours nor did it make Dr O’Banion seem rushed. And appointments were available within a reasonable timeframe when I was booking.
Less than 1 year ago
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She made me very comfortable about the whole visit.
Less than 1 year ago
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She was blunt, and like if that is what some people like then she's perfect. But she was too blunt for me and personally did not enjoy this trip to the doctors.
Less than 1 year ago
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This was by far the best doctors appointment I've ever had. Fenway Health is inviting, I arrived early and they brought me back ten minutes before my appointment time, and then Dr. O'Banion was amazing. 12/10 would recommend! She was incrediblyfriendly, down to earth, spent time just talking with me and getting to know me, and established a completely judgment-free and comfortable environment from the minute she walked in. I honestly hate going to the doctor, and rarely find a doctor that I connect with, or that values a connection with me. A+++.
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Dr. O'Banion was amazing. She took her time with me and made me feel totally at ease. I felt I could speak honestly and openly about my health history without feeling any sort of judgement from her. Totally professional and with a great bedside manner!
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She’s awesome and bubbly and very helpful. I would recommend
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I loved Dr. O'Banion! I stumbled upon her on Zocdoc and am so thankful. I am generally anxious going to new doctors but I am thankful to have found her. She was easy to talk to and seemed genuinely interested inmy wellbeing. The office was so inclusive of gender and sexuality which was wonderful. Highly recommend!
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Not satisfied with the tests in Annual health check up. I think they should have done blood test, which surprisingly they didn't.
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She is a real great doctor.I am generally afraid to visit any doctor but Dr Danielle made the visit so comfortable and patiently heard all my problems (even though I was not making sense ;) ). I am gad I chose her and I would definitely recommend Dr Danielle.
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Incredibly helpful, friendly, and easy to talk to. Listened well, helped me address the issues I came in for, and taught me some things I didn't know! I couldn't recommend Dr O'Banion any higher! The rest of the staff were great, too.
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Amazing doctor who makes you feel totally comfortable, and who is completely non-judgmental. She really wants to help with any issues and make sure that you're comfortable with whatever's being done. I hate going to the doctors, but Dr. O'Banionlightens the mood in all uncomfortable moments. Also, my appointment began right on time. Definitely recommend to anyone who hates doctor visits!
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. O'Banion was great. I went in for my annual physical and she made me feel so comfortable and was completely non-judgmental. I am glad to have found her for my primary care physician.
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Dr O’Banion is great! She’s super smart but also really chill. She listens, and was respectful of my thoughts and opinions while also giving me additional information and her analysis to consider. She definitely took the time to make sure Iwas comfortable with the plan to address the concerns I brought up with her during the visit.
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Dr. O’Banion was great! Highly recommend!
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No wait to be seen after checking in. Dr O'Banion was super cool and put me at ease.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. O'Banion was amazing! I've never felt so comfortable during an exam. We thoroughly discussed my medical and medication history and I never felt pressured to agree to any procedures or new medication.
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Couldn't be happier with Dr. O' Banion, she was not only super nice and extremely reasurring but she was also informative and treated me like a friend. Not once did I sense any judgement or negative vibe, which is super rarewith Doctors these days. She was super helpful and made me feel so comfortable talking about uncomfortable things. I can't stress enough how happy I am to have found her as my primary care. You can tell she cares about her patients by the way she goes above and beyond to make you feel safe, comfortable, and at ease. Dr. O' Banion if you ever see this, thank you so much!! You have no idea how much you affected my life in a postive way my first visit.
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The best.
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Dr. O'Banion is wonderful! She is easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and reassuring. I will definitely recommend her to my friends.
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She is awesome! She makes you feel comfortable and will gladly answer your questions with no rush.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. O'Banion is both personable and knowledgeable. She went through the usual questions for a new patient that you'd expect and made me feel comfortable to freely answer.
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Dr. O'Banion is an excellent doctor. I am so happy I found her! She was friendly, funny, and very personable. She made what could have been an awkward appointment very comfortable. I highly recommend a to visit Dr. Banion!
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My visit with Dr. O'Banion was awesome!! Dr. O'Banion was funny and kind. She spent a good amount of time with me during our appointment and it did not feel rushed. She explained things throughly and spoke to you like youwere friends. She was a bit late to our appointment due to needing to spend more time with the previous patient, but she apologized for the delay and said it was not the norm. She was extremely helpful. I highly recommend her. I am so grateful to have found a good doctor in Boston.
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Great! Quick and easy, felt very comfortable asking any questions. Very reassuring, helpful, personable.
More than 1 year ago
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Incredibly personal, comforting, and welcoming. I really enjoyed my visit!
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REALLY liked her!! the only thing i would mention is that when you book an apt through Zocdoc you're given a shorter time for an appointment!
More than 1 year ago
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She was awesome. It's been a while since I've had a positive interaction with a physician and she was great. She addressed all of my concerns, and she made follow-up plans for all of the items we were not able toget to during the appointment. I am making her my PCP and going to her with all of my problems and medical concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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I went to this appointment seeking a referral for therapy. Dr. Obanion was extremely helpful and listened thourougly to the issues I had. It was the first time I felt there wasn't a huge disconnect between PCP and behavioral health. Shewas caring and considerate of the situation I presented and assisted me in what ways she could. I'm happy to continue using this doctor as my PCP as well as for any female health issues as she is highly qualified in women's sexual health as well.
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Very warm & welcoming to me as a new patient!
More than 1 year ago
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