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Dr. Mahmoud El-Banna, MD

Primary Care Doctor, Internist

Somerset, NJ

About Dr. Mahmoud El-Banna

Dr. El Banna has committed himself to treating each patient with a whole body integrative approach. He considers every aspect of his patients’ lives such as their nutrition, environment, emotional health and genetic predisposition as an integral part of achieving overall health. This allows him to more effectively manage common chronic conditions we see today such as diabetes, chronic fatigue and obesity. Dr. El Banna tailors individualized treatment strategies for each patient and takes the time to discuss the most effective treatments or lifestyle improvements, utilizing pharmaceuticals only when absolutely necessary. Dr. El Banna is member of the Saint Peter’s Physician Associates and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is dedicated to the wellness of his patients and will manage their health from preventative visits in the office to critical illness in the ICU. He is also credentialed and rounds regularly at both Saint Peter’s University Hospital and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Caterpillar

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Saba University School of Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Internal Medicine)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1194036483

Overall rating
4.9
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An Excellent doctor who will address all of your concerns in a professional and caring way. I have been very pleasedwith all of my visits. I live a few towns away but I do not mind driving a little out of my way to see him since he provides me with such excellent care. He also does a fantastic job offering explanations about any medical conditions and/or treatments- you can expect an illustration or an analogy to help you better understand. He has excellent bedside manner and I never feel rushed while I am there. I highly recommend Dr. El Banna!
An Excellent doctor who will address all of your concerns in a professional and caring way. I have been very pleased with all of my visits. I live a few townsaway but I do not mind driving a little out of my way to see him since he provides me with such excellent care. He also does a fantastic job offering explanations about any medical conditions and/or treatments- you can expect an illustration or an analogy to help you better understand. He has excellent bedside manner and I never feel rushed while I am there. I highly recommend Dr. El Banna!
Christine J. · Less than 1 month ago
The wait can be long at times, but the care and treatment given far outweighs the wait. The visit focuses onlong term fixes to health and well-being issues using natural methods of healing.
The wait can be long at times, but the care and treatment given far outweighs the wait. The visit focuses on long term fixes to health and well-being issues using naturalmethods of healing.
Initials hidden · August 13, 2019

Dr. Mahmoud El-Banna's office location

Saint Peter's Physician Associates - El Banna

59 Veronica Avenue, Suite 201

Somerset, NJ 08873

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Very professional and easy to talk to. Highly recommend

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An Excellent doctor who will address all of your concerns in a professional and caring way. I have been very pleased with all of my visits. I live a few towns away but I do not mind driving a little out of my way to see him since he provides me with such excellent care. He also does a fantastic job offering explanations about any medical conditions and/or treatments- you can expect an illustration or an analogy to help you better understand. He has excellent bedside manner and I never feel rushed while I am there. I highly recommend Dr. El Banna!

Less than 1 month ago
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The wait can be long at times, but the care and treatment given far outweighs the wait. The visit focuses on long term fixes to health and well-being issues using natural methods of healing.

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Dr El Banna has specialised training that helped him to almost immediately figure out that my lifelong struggle with hypothyroidism was due in part to a nutritional deficiency. Simple, specific vitamin supplementation not only helped my thyroid to function better but my long list of other symptoms cleared right up! Brain fog, memory loss, extreme fatigue, nerve issues (numbness and tingling and muscle twitches) poor digestion, insomnia, hypoglycemia, elevated blood pressure...all these and more disappeared. As an otherwise healthy runner with an interest in nutritious food, I was shocked that a couple of deficiencies could affect so many functions! Thanks Dr El Banna, for making me feel like a whole person again!!!

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Dr. El-Banna came highly recommended and he did not disappoint. I was apprehensive about switching PCPs as I have been with the same doctor for over 10 years. I appreciated his interest in the well being of his patients and not being treated like a number (be rushed out of the office). Great first visit.

Less than 1 month ago
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I have been a patient at this office for almost 3 years. At this visit the first question he asked me was about how a previous problem I was having was doing and what his fellow St Peters Dr. recommended as a course of treatment. His staff is always courteous and helpful with anything you might need. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for a new Dr.

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Excellent!

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Personable and communicative doctor. Highly recommended.

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He was attentive and I felt heard! I definitely recommend him.

Less than 6 months ago
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It was my initial appointment and I went late in the day.

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Very thorough and treated me with respect. Asked lots of probing questions to make sure he had a good understanding of my medical history and possible changes to improve my quality of life.

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Dr El Banna was very attentive. I really appreciate the time he spent asking questions and listening. One of the best, if not the best, experiences I've had with a PCP.

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Excellent.

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Dr. El Banna's bedside manner is amazing. Always courtes, always concerned about your health, always educating on up to date health concerns. Highly recommended.

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It was refreshing to go to a doctor with a functional medicine perspective. Loved the perspective of looking at diet and lifestyle.

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Nice friendly environment, very professional, I only waited probably a total of 10 minutes in the entire visit, which made the process go smooth. The staff there very docil and friendly, as for the doctor, since it was out first encounter i got to see what he got, but I sensed a good positive energy. Overall very good service and will see you guys soon. J.C

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I was pleasantly surprised. Unlike other medical professionals, Dr. El Banna was thorough, did not rush me, and most importantly listened and addressed my concerns.

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Highly recommended!

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The education provided by Dr. El Banna was phenomenal.

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I am extremely pleased that I chose to see Dr. El-Banna. I am confident that with his professional knowledge and sincere concern for my well being I will be in better health very soon.

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I was pleasantly surprised! The staff is very friendly and provide a calming atmosphere to the already soothing surroundings. Dr. El- Banna has a wonderful bedside manner. He too the time to ask questions and listened to my responses. Not only did he describe what the findings were for me, he illustrated it on a piece of paper! It was like the physicians of old that made house calls and really got to know their patient. I would definitely highly recommend.

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I am very happy that I found Dr. El-Banna. He is very professional, listened to all my concerns and directed me towards the next steps in my care. I am very happy that he tries to get to the root of the problem instead of just medicating the simptoms.

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I am very pleased. He was highly recommended to me by co-workers. Great bedside manners. Very attentive and I really like his medical approach which is functional medicine.

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Great doctor so far, takes his time which is very rarely to find now in days

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Dr El-Banna spent a lot of time getting to know me on my first visit. He gave me information that other doctors had not informed me of. I was very impressed with Dr El- Banna, and I know I have the best doctor and I am in GREAT hands. Thank you Dr. El-Banna.

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Great Doctor. Had a very nice and educative conservation. Doctor listened carefully to all my problems. Totally recommend him to anyone. I am extremely pleased.

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I was taken right away at my apt time. Dr. El-Banna listened. I was not rushed. He asked questions and also answered mine. We now have a plan to address my medical concerns and I am hopeful!

More than 1 year ago
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He is an excellent doctor . I followed his diet chart and his instructions for 6months and saw tremendous changes in me .. so I suggest everyone to visit him ..

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I think he is honest and forthright.

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I've been going to his practice for the past year and a half. He and his staff are always kind and soft spoken. I was petrified at my first visit but they calmed my fears. My few medical issues are all doing so much better thanks to his advice and care that I don't have to go back again till my next annual physical. I highly recommend his practice to anyone looking for a new doctor

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Dr. El-Banna is the read deal when it comes to finding a doctor practicing functional medicine. If you are looking to use lifestyle and dietary changes, especially Paleo/Primal, to improve your health, Dr. El-Banna has the extreme knowledge and passion to help you get on the right path. He is one of the few doctors on the cutting edge of how medicine should be practiced.

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Everyone was very helpful

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The wait times can vary but they are always accommodating with difficult schedules and Dr. El-Banna is worth the wait. Personable, approachable, the best GP I have ever had, so glad I found him.

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very thorough and likeable.

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Dr. El-Banna is a caring and knowledgeable doctor.

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I had a great experience with Dr. El-Banna. His thoroughness and professionalism impressed me and I look forward to building a relationship that will hopefully last for many, many years to come.

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I have never had a doctor take an hour with me before!!! Dr. El-Banna was very knowledgable, and I look forward to working with him to get to the root cause of my Hashimotos. I highly recommend him!

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He was great !! The wait to see him might be a little long . So I try to make 1st appts of the day , to avoid this issue .

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Smart guy,knows his stuff, and a sense of humor!!!

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Dr El Banna, is polite, sincere, and a GOOD listener. I would recommend him 1000 times over any other doctor I've ever been to.

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excellent staff, great visit i highly recommend him 5 star *****

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Dr El-Banna is a good listener and willingly answers all my questions. He takes his time to make sure he understands fully all of my concerns.

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Very informative and took his time to explain all issues/ possibilities for my diagnosis. I did not feel rushed.

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Dr El Banna is different in a VERY GOOD way! He listens!! He is extremely knowledgeable and understanding to my preferences for my care. He is AWESOME!

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The office and staff are awesome.... the doctor however seemed a bit arrogant and hastey which would be fine for a doctor except I didn't feel like he genuinely understood my situation or considered my situation with his general responses. In the end I asked him to document my specific situation with his specific resolutions/recommendations. He did not. He instead gave me some vague handouts I could have printed myself and recommend me to other specialist and labs. This entire visit was a huge waste of my money and time. I'm trying really hard not to be angry about this.

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Very pleased with how the appointment went.

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He's very patient and thorough. I love that he thinks outside the box. The staff is also extremely courteous!!!

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The staff is professional and courteous. The office itself is very clean and well-maintained which is extremely important. The doctor is knowledgeable and thorough. I appreciate the health history review allowing to put together a better health plan for the future. The doctor is not quick to dish out prescription medicines which is good. MP

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Dr. El-Banna was knowledgable, approachable, and open to questions and concerns. He was quite understanding and utilizes natural approaches to deter causes and cures. I would recommend him to anyone who believes that cures are not necessarily the only option to combat an illness or disease. He provided a structural and detailed guide on how to alter my eating habits.

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He was very thorough & knowledgeable.

More than 1 year ago
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