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Carol Banyas, MD

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Carol A. Banyas, M.D., Ph.D., a premier physician, therapist, teacher and healer, has dedicated her life and career to practicing traditional, Eastern, functional medicine and nutritional supplementation that caters to natural healing, longevity and resilience of the human body. She is pioneering a new paradigm of healing into the psychotherapeutic and medical communities by synthesizing traditional medical knowledge with the deeper cause of disease.

She is sought after for her highly developed sense of intuition and clarity into the energetic realms that bring forth a profound understanding of spiritual healing. Her gift as a healer has not only expanded her role beyond conventional therapies, but has also led her to further explore underlying elements of healing in cases of catastrophic and life threatening illnesses.

Dr. Banyas believes that people must be given back the power to take charge of their own well-being – a power that is often taken from them by systems of healthcare which foster dependence. It has been traditionally thought that people should depend on others to do their healing. In this new paradigm, the healer becomes more like a spiritual guide showing the potential routes to wellness, enabled by their own innate resources of healing, knowledge, and inner wisdom.

She uniquely combines the art of advanced intuitive hands-on-healing techniques with the understanding of how emotional wounds and beliefs alter the human energy fields to cause illness. With love and humility, Dr. Banyas assists others in gaining insight into the causal levels of disease expressed through the physical body as well as on an emotional level.

Forever Health Areas of Specialization

BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Female Hormones
  • Male Hormones
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal

Environmental Medicine

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Detoxification
  • Weight Loss

Integrative Medicine

  • Nutrition
  • Chronic Disease

Other Areas of Specialization

Dr. Carol Banyas is pioneering a new healthcare paradigm of integrative psychiatry. A physician, therapist, teacher, and healer who empowers her patients to take charge of their own well-being, she blends the essence of traditional psychiatry with alternative premium nutritional supplementation therapies. She also specializes in bio-energetic medicine (hands-on healing), prevention, and age-management protocols (bioidentical hormones). All modalities in the clinic support and activate the body’s innate healing abilities.

Accreditations & Certifications

Dr. Banyas has many years of training in traditional, energetic and functional medicine. She previously served as Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Herrick Alta Bates Medical Center, Berkeley, Ca.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, Ca.; and California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, where she was on faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of training in Geriatric Psychiatry. She also served as Director of Consultation-Liason Services for various nursing homes and hospitals in the Bay Area.

She received a B.A. degree from Boston University. She then obtained her M.D. from the American University of the Caribbean, British West Indies, and also studied at the University of Sydney, Australia. She then completed her residency training at Harbor UCLA in Psychiatry and a fellowship in the specialty of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA where she continued on in research with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Dr. Banyas then received a Ph.D. in Healing Science from the New Mexico Theological Seminary in conjunction with her studies at The Victoria Merkel Center for Energy Medicine in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. She co-created the Healing Science Research Program for the healing school and served as a teacher and staff member.

Dr. Banyas then received AMA PRA Level 4 certification in Age Management through The Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation and the Foundation for Care Management.

She lectures and gives workshops on topics including psychiatry and energy medicine. She has authored and co-authored book chapters in medical textbooks on “Geriatric Depression” and “The Origins of the Frontal Lobes of the Brain.” She has also published numerous articles on medication management in Geriatric Psychiatry.

She also co-authored a chapter in The Heart of Healing – Inspired Ideas, Wisdom And Comfort From Today’s Leading Voices: “The Higher Self as Ultimate Physician,” with leaders like Deepak Chopra.


  • American Univ of the Caribbean, BWI
    Doctor of Medicine


  • English
Forever Health Pratitioner

Office Location(s)

Carol Banyas M.D., PhD

203 Sycamore Valley Road W
Danville, CA 94526

MO - FR 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Dr Banyas Psychopharmacology
    Dr Banyas Psychopharmacology

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