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Dr. William Banks MD

Dr. William Banks MD


(713) 777-6123


Dr. William Banks, a Houston native who grew up in a family of attorneys, decided at an early age that medicine, not law, was his calling. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, followed by a one-year rotating internship at Ohio State University. After two years in the U.S. Navy as a ship-board medical officer, he returned to Ohio State for a three-year residency in ophthalmology.

Board certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Banks has practiced in Houston for more than three decades. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been an instructor for Baylor ophthalmology residents at Ben Taub Hospital and has served as president of the Houston Ophthalmology Society.

Dr. Banks is married and has two children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf and gardening. He has donated his time for surgical trips to Latin America sponsored by Benevolent Missions International, a non-profit that provides ophthalmic care to the underserved in many areas around the world. He also serves on the organization’s board.

Physician Details

Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thu 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Medical Education
University of Texas at Galveston-Enrollment Services, 1962
Internships & Residency
Ohio State University College of Medicine, 1968
Clinical Interests
General Ophthalmology
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)