Dr. Scott J. Banks, DC, IFMCP, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Farleigh Dickinson University, a Doctor of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical Nutritionist. As an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College, in Garden City, New York he teaches Anatomy and Physiology. He has been in clinical practice for more than 30 years with offices on Long Island, New York.
In 2013, Dr. Banks joined an elite group (213 IFMCPs at present, globally) of Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners. He is uniquely trained in the Functional Medicine model to identify and treat the root causes of illness, disease and chronic disorders. He addresses the underlying origins of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engages with his patients in a therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered methodology, Dr. Banks concentrates on the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. As a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, he spends time with his patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
Always striving to further his medicinal knowledge and offer additional health-oriented solutions for his patients, Dr. Banks is also a Certified Gluten Practitioner. He has the expertise to identify and treat gluten-related disorders, such as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac disease.
Recognized among thousands of wellness practitioners, Dr. Banks was awarded the distinguished honor of America’s Greatest Healer by the Navel Expo 2009. He has appeared on Dr. Phil as a clinical nutrition expert and is an ‘in-demand’ speaker lecturing nationally to students, doctors and the public on the ‘natural’ approach to health and wellbeing. And finally, Dr. Banks was nominated Best of Long Island in the Alternative Medicine category.
Dr. Banks’ first book, Natural Cures for Dummies (Wiley), will release in April 2015.