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Mon, May 25

109 Gallery Cir #135, San Antonio, TX 78258, USA


Mon, May 25

Dr. Linda Banta

Dermatologist

San Antonio, TX


In-network insurances:

Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield, Humana, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, Tricare

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Voro score

76% recommended

78 out of 103 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.5(103)

Approach

Stone Oak Dermatology provides experienced care with a personal touch in a solo private practice. Dr. Banta performs skin cancer screening on everyone and treats everything from acne and warts to all cosmetic concerns. You will receive a complimentary evaluation of your skin and then recommendations will be made to achieve and maintain healthy skin. Recommendations can include sun screen, medical grade skin cancer, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, photofacial, botox, juvederm. The newest technology is laser fat reduction and body contouring - SculpSure. No pain and no downtime 25 minute procedure. Dr. Banta has been honored and recognized as one of the TOP DOCTORS IN SAN ANTONIO. Dr. Banta, Army raised in Germany, speaks fluent German. Her husband, Guy Banta, Ph.D., M.P.H,. is a former Navy Commander. Dr. Banta and her husband enjoy ballroom dancing and traveling. She adores her two shelties.

Biography

Educations

F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD

Certifications

Dermatology

Trainings

Naval Medical Center, San Diego (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically wait less than 15 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (103)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I’ve been a patient of Dr. Banta’s for years and I have always had a great experience. Dr. Banta and her staff have always been extremely professional, knowledgeable, and courteous.
Rae T.Sep 8
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta seems very knowledgeable and her entire staff was extremely friendly, form sign-in to checkout, but the visit seemed like a rushed commercial for cosmetic options, and my priorities (medical) were only minimally addressed. A biopsy was done hastily with little to no description of the procedure or the provider's concerns. Some patients may prefer this as there was no time to react or become worried, but I personally felt uncomfortable and rushed, overall.
Donna C.Jul 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and personable
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta and her staff are always amazing! From the moment I walk in to the moment I leave, everyone is so helpful and attentive. Every experience is a great experience!
Erin B.Feb 2
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I was there specifically for a skin cancer/sun evaluation. And although, she did provide that, I feel that she veered of course at some point to push "beauty products". Anti-wrinkle creams, body sculpting etc...I felt pressured into purchasing items that I was uninterested in and frankly that was not why I was in the office. In this day of body shaming I felt worse about my body and skin after visiting her than I did before. I will certainly be looking for another dermatologist that focuses on MEDICAL necessities rather than vanity.
Dana M.Feb 1
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta and her staff were courteous and professional. The skincare products they offer and recommend are expensive, but I'm told that's to be expected for pharmaceutical grade lines.
AnonymousJan 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Banta was quick but thorough in both treatment and reco's going forward. Would return in the future when necessary.
June B.Dec 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor? Dr. Banta and staff are always very nice.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?She called my prescription in to be filled 2 days later than my appointment.
AnonymousSep 21
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?She has some really good people working for her
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?This appointment was an appt for my 16 year old daughter however it turned into a selling services appt to me! Very little time, if any, was given towards the reason for my visit.
Sue L.Jan 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She put me at ease and was very infomative and professional.
Lulwah A.Jan 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?All the team are helpful
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?there were about 4 people I saw before I saw the doc. I'm not sure if they were nurses or what, but one took a picture of my sun damage (that was a cool machine), one tried to sell me skincare products, one was an actual nurse and talked to me about my issues before the doc came in. the doc was dismissive and short. not necessarily rude, but I felt like I was wasting her time. she came in with another nurse, and kind of asked me what was wrong, I told her and she basically said, "well use dove soap and lotion everyday and maybe it will get better".... um, I just paid my copay for you to tell me that?!?! needless to say, I will not be going back, and i'm looking for another dermatologist.
Lesa D.Jan 5
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very efficient office. Friendly and professional staff. I never felt pressured to buy non-insurance paid services.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr, Banta listened to me about an unrelated medical diagnosis that really scares me. She was very very kind and compassionate as was her nurse Christine. I appreciated that so much.
Lauren R.Dec 16
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I would most definitely NOT recommend this doctor! She was rude and dismissive of what I was asking for. I had to wait over 30 minutes past my appointment time before I got to see her. All her staff tried to do was sell me unnecessary treatments and products. Worst doctor I have ever been to.
AnonymousNov 25
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?There was very little interaction. I got the feeling my problem was insignificant and was inconveniencing. It seems they cater to people who want cosmetic procedures/products rather than people who have medical issues.
AnonymousNov 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta and her staff are the best!
John A.Oct 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Banta is very thorough and professional. She explained my diagnosis very clearly and answered all of my questions. I never felt rushed. Would highly recommend!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was very kind and made sure my questions were answered!
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?First visit, very happy so far!
June B.Sep 1
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor? Really nice people at the office, nice office, really like Dr. Banta . It was my first appointment there and I am glad I went there. I had to get a biopsy of a little place on my leg, but it was quick and painless. They also offer great products for your skin like antioxidant serum, medical grade sunscreen,etc. I will definitely return.
Norma A.Aug 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Enjoyed talking to her made me feel very comfortable
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional in all respects!
Star H.Jul 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was overall pleased with my experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Banta and staff were very professional and friendly.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I'llgo back to her when l have a problem. Very professional. And the staff was congenial. Iwould recommend anyone who needed a dermatologist.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Staff and Dr were all great, on time and considerate of my other appointments. Friendly, courteous
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The Staff & Dr.Banta were all very so professional & welcoming! I felt like I was more than "another patient" and left happy that I had found a new dermatologist I wanted to keep. All the other services and products I had requested information about were explained clearly & I was not pressured to purchase or schedule anything. Dr Banta treated me with exceptional care, and is a lovely person as well.
Roy C.May 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta is an excellent dermatologist. She introduced new treatments for my problems. I am impressed.
Dan E.May 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I was very pleased with the professionalism and the genuine concern. I would and have recommended her.
AnonymousApr 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was my first appointment so I was unsure what to expect. The staff was pleasant and professional. Dr. Banta was efficient and attentive and gave me good information. I was out in less than an hour including some treatment. Thanks.
AnonymousMar 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Very helpful staff and physician. She gave a lot of good information and put me at ease. Would definitely recommend her.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, courteous, excellent bedside manner, did not rush appointment, took time to listen, & explained assessment and findings.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She was thorough and efficient.
AnonymousFeb 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta and her team are extremely kind. My appointment was not rushed at all and all my questions were answered. I received a follow-up call the next day from one of her staff members.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My first visit was great! Dr. Banta and her staff were not only extremely professional but very helpful and friendly. After weeks of research, I am glad I chose Dr. Banta for my dermatology needs.
Sue W.Sep 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?As a new patient, I found Dr. Banta's staff to be very professional and welcoming. They answered my questions fully and assured me of their availability to answer any concerns that I might have even after my visit. Dr. Banta gave me a very thorough exam and explained my condition and treatment options in a manner that was personable and informative. I found her to be very professional, knowledgable, and gracious. I was so impressed that I recommended Dr. Banta to my daughter (she has already booked an appointment)!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Banta was extremely attentive to my needs. She spent an adequate amount of time, and was patient. Her staff was welcoming, and made me feel very comfortable. Her office is very well maintaned, and is very nice.
AnonymousMar 19
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I also used the Zoc Doc and still had to fill out all my stuff again at the office. Dr. was very rude
Dylan W.Feb 27
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I like that she agreed that my son's acne problem was beyond over the counter face products. We decided right away to go directly to Accutane.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff was great. I would hve like more information about other services but can find out about them next appointment
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?it was really good
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?If you are a new patient expect a long wait. I arrived at 10:15 a.m. (my appointment was for 10:30 a.m.), and I didn't leave until noon. I only spent about 5 - 10 minutes with Dr. Bantra. The rest of the time I was either waiting or talking to two members of her staff. I did purchase some products that Dr. Bantra suggested, so hopefully those will help.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice and knowledgeable, great staff and didn't take her one second to diagnose my irritation
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Long wait. doctor seemed ok but rather aloof uninterested. did not inspire confidence
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Really glad Dr. Banta worked me in right away for my emergency visit.