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Dr. James Bates, MD
Dr. James Bates, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA. They graduated from University of Cincinnati and is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center and Sharp Coronado Hospital.
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Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92120 Directions (619) 286-9480
Helix Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Helix Open MRI8860 Center Dr Ste 350, La Mesa, CA 91942 Directions (619) 286-9480
Orthopedic Specialists of Coronado230 Prospect Pl, Coronado, CA 92118 Directions
- Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
- Sharp Coronado Hospital
Experience & Treatment Frequency
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- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
- Blue Shield of California
- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
- First Health (Coventry Health Care)
- Health Net
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Ratings & Reviews
How was your appointment with Dr. Bates?
I have had replacement of both of my knees through Dr. Bates. One in 2013 and the other in 2017. Afterwards I was playing Racquetball but now thanks to COVID am playing Pickleball. I play 6 days out of the week for about 2 hours each day. Both knees are doing exceptionally well. I also had Dr Bates remove some screws and plates from a foot fusion that was performed by another Dr the year before. I have recommended various senior athletes and have heard nothing but praise. As a reference, I had a major knee injury to my left in 1992 during a motorcycle accident which started my knee issues. Took out my medial, internal ligaments and half of my patella tendon. I had a few previous surgeries to try and repair. I continued being active playing sports like racquetball, softball and even a little touch football. Totally wore out the the left knee which initiated the left replacement and then the right finally gave up in2017. I will be 61 in June of 2021. Just amazing
About Dr. James Bates, MD
- Orthopedic Surgery
- English, German
Education & Certifications
- Cornell U/NY Hosp&Cornell U Med Ctr
- Naval Medical Center San Diego
- University of Cincinnati
- Amherst College
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Bates has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).
Dr. Bates has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.
Dr. Bates works at
Dr. Bates has seen patients for Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bates on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.
Dr. Bates speaks German.
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