Remembering Dr. Cullen Banks


Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.

I, along with many others, sadly said goodbye to Dr. Cullen Wadsworth Banks II, one of Gainesville's finest doctors.

Dr. Banks delivered our children. Our daughter was 11 days late. After conferring with me and my husband, Dr. Banks made the decision to perform a C-section because there was no heartbeat from the monitor.

That was 48 years ago. She now has children and a grandson.

I hemorrhaged several times, once in the middle of the night and while on my job. Dr. Banks was there every time. He knew how afraid I was of pain and needles and that booming voice would calm me down.

There are many stories that can be told of Dr. Banks' dedication and service. Thousands of babies were born and operations were performed under his caring hands. He had a bedside manner that few doctors have today.

We will remember you, Dr. Banks.

Bettye Stoney Allen,

Gainesville

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