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Dr. Olayinka Bankole, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Bankole was born and raised in Nigeria, where he went to Medical School. His Internship started in Nigeria and was completed alongside with his residency in New York. Dr. Bankole completed his medical training at Brooklyn Hospital Center in 1995 and relocated to Tampa, FL in 1996, and has been practicing and living in Tampa since then. Dr. Bankole is a Board Certified Internist and is a member of ACP and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, hence he incorporates a functional approach to his patients' illness.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Memorial Hospital of Tampa
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital - Bay Area Saint Petersburg

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • General Hospital, Ikeja (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Yoruba

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1942312814

Office locations

Tampa Medical Clinic

4513 N Armenia Avenue

Tampa, FL 33603

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I am glad I chose Dr. Bankole
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I'm glad I chose Dr. Bankole as my new primary care physician. He actually spoke to me like he was concerned with what my issues are, very understanding. Also the staff were very courteous and helpful. I'll be back next month
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It was my first visit. I was referred by someone but I did not realize the drive was that far. I said I will probably only come once and change to a closer doctor’s clinic. NO WAY!! This was the bestexperience I ever had at a doctor’s office. First, the staff was the friendliest I have ever encountered. Very pleasant and acoomodating. Dr. Bankole was the most thorough doctor I ever had, asked the right questions and was extremely knowledgeable about everything. I don’t normally write reviews. Actually, this is my first one but I had to because my visit was so wonderful.
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I arrived 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork. Was brought back after 35-40 minutes in the lobby. waited in the room for the doctor for an additional 20. Did not see the doctor for over an hour after I walkedin the front door. I really did not enjoy that as I popped out from work and scheduled an appointment for a specific time. Because thats what appointments are for. I do like the doctor in general, but after proceeding to make me wait 20 min after the ball was in his court to see me in the private room, he took a call from his nurse practitioner and was texting while I was trying to discuss my condition. Not thrilled about that and trying to be cognizant of a new patient's time.
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Very personable and thoughtful. Highly informative. Explains treatments and care in a way that you can understand.
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I felt very comfortable!
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Provided me with information that would help me. The visit was great.
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It was great!!!
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The thing that bothered me the most was while I was talking to him about my health issues he got a call on his cell phone and stopped the conversation to answer it in the middle of my appointment. He saidit was his son and it wasn't even an emergency call. Talked on the phone for a few minutes too. Then tells his son he is with a patient and will call him back. I was so close to just walking out in the middle of his conversation on his phone call. I will be looking for another Dr.
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Dr Bankole and his staff were friendly and professional. He listens to and addresses patient concerns. Very easy to schedule appointments and office utilizes most current testing by Genova. I especially appreciate his approach of treatingthe cause not just symptoms. I was impressed by his knowledge of the connection between autoimmune thyroiditis and gluten.
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I was diagnosed with a pretty significant eye disease in 2010 and have had to see 30 or 40 different Doctors since then. There have been a small handful that have made me feel like I'm not a number in theirdaily books. Dr. Bankole was at the top of my list. He was personable, Well Educated in my Specific Medical Needs and Clearly Explained his ideas and plan to help get me back on my feet. He was kind and concerned.. If you've been to some of the Doctors here in Florida, you know that it Makes A Huge Difference. The wait was very short at my first visit and I was taken back instantly for my second visit. He was just great all the way around.. So was his PA.. She was the reason I came back for a second visit and had the opportunity to meet Dr. Bankole.. Thanks So Much to them and their Awesome Staff..
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Absolutely love Dr Bankole and his staff. They are all so friendly and sweet. I would highly recommend Dr Bankole to any patient's seeking a primary care physician.
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Long wait time.
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I waited over 30 minutes to see the doctor with only one other person in the waiting room. I saw no patients leaving when I was finally seen. The office smelled bad, it didn't seem very clean and it was hot.Additionally, the doctor didn't seem to have very good hygiene.
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Our new family doctor!
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First visit, he really listened and we are on the right path for my health needs!
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He's OK if you need to be seen asap, but not as a regular PCP. He was short and seemed disconnected. I want a relationship with my doctor and he doesn't offer that.
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This is the best doctor I have ever had. With his guidance I have never been healthier.
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My wife and I felt uncomfortable here. He told me my past diagnoses were basically a lie that it's just what he thinks and on my first visit without any testing. Suggested herbal remedies that I've already taken in the past and a diet.
More than 1 year ago
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The Doctor really cares about his patients.. I'm really impressed with the dynamics of the entire office.
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Excellent office staff, saw the NP really nice well educated. Really like the office.
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I love Mr. Bankole. He is very understanding and is very friendly with deaf people and is willing to hire an interpreter for me. I appreciate his business and I can't ask for a better Primary Physican. Retrieval of discharge forrecent emergency room visit was very quick and the doctor literally disagree with some prescriptions I was prescribed and offered me a better prescription. I appreciate the doctor's perspectives of my health.
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Nice staff, everyone listened to what I was saying, (receptionist, nurse and Doctor.) Dr. Bankole gave me options and the best solution for the time being- also referring me out to see a specialist and to have blood work completed inareas that may be causing my problems. I think Dr. Bankole was very professional and thorough. Overall, I had a very good experience and I would recommend Dr. Bankole.
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Dr. Bankole and his staff were welcoming. The doctor was precise and clear on what he was going to do with our case. He is a great provider because he takes his time to listen and then access. I recommend him.
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Very pleasant right to the point
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I thought it was very nice. He was very interested in determining what was along me. He asked quarks that showed his concern for the reason of my visit.
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It was an unusually long wait due to more than expected client load but I didn't mind the wait at all.
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He was very nice and made sure I knew all the possible diagnosis before WE decided what it was
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Very thorough, not a long wait, him and his staff are great will recommend him to friends and family.
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Very detailed in his explanations and he was thorough. Asked me questions to help him narrow down the issue. He was polite and I am happy to recommend him to friends and family.
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The offices were neat, clean and modern. Impressed with the short waiting time and the professional courtesy exhibited by Dr. Bankhole and all his staff.
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I am a stickler for excellent client service and Dr. Bankole; his staff exceeded my expectations. My toddler accompanied me to my visit and it was a little difficult for me to manage him during my visit, but everyone was patientand understanding of my circumstance. Dr. Bankole took his time to address all of my concerns, something that I highly appreciate. As a public health professional, I have full confidence in Dr. Bankole's medical expertise and I am comfortable with his bedside manner.
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Very pleasant experience; staff very friendly and professional; observed patients who were not first timers like I was, interacting with staff like, "Old friends"; very clean and spacious; a pleasant experience, for a doctor's visit.
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The office staff was outstanding, professional, helpful and extremely polite, Dr. Bankole was proficient and answered all my questions.
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This was my second time seeing Dr. Bankole and both times he and his staff were great!
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Loved the functional medicine approach to care.
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Awesome Doctor!
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Great Doctor. I would recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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When I was reviewing doctors most of the reviews were favorable towards the doctor but rarely towards the office staff. That was not the case here. Both the doctor and the staff were great! I'm a very healthy person so Ididn't have to spend a lot of time with the doctor or ask a lot of questions. I was in and out in 30 minutes. This was my first visit to Dr. Bankole and the nurse that took my BP made me feel very welcomed. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
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Great staff. would recommend to family and friends.
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Looks like I found my new primary physician
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Of all the 30+ years of doctor visits this was the first time EVER I did not have a wait to see the doctor. Also staff was very helpful and Professional
More than 1 year ago
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Very helpful in getting to my concerns
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As for the time because I had to do paper work that what make it long other it was a enjoy doctor visits
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Staff very pleasant and nice , the Doctor set my expectations for the visit and aggressively performed my physical loony for any abnormalities.....
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It was great
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Great doctor.
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He was amazing. I'm keeping him as my primary care doctor. He understands that I'm deaf and actually hired an interpreter for me. I truly appreciate him.
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Very caring takes time with the needs of the patient
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