Stephen Banister, MD

Dr. Stephen Banister has enjoyed living and practicing medicine in Nevada County for over 30 years, providing a full spectrum of primary care, holistic medicine and pain management.

Dr. Banister pioneered the integration of medicinal cannabis into his primary care and pain management practice in 1996 with the passage of proposition 215. His years of experience treating chronic pain, migraines, PTSD, ADHD and persistent muscle spasms with medical marijuana has made him an expert in the field.

Dr. Banister is regularly called upon to educate doctors, lawyers and patients about the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana. He has proudly testified in court on behalf of his patients and their rights to access and use medicinal cannabis.

Dr. Banister is currently welcoming new and return patients to his practice.  He is very excited to care for patients using medicinal cannabis or to see those looking for alternatives to traditional medications in treating their health concerns.