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Dr. James Bates, MD

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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.

Dr. Bates works at Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego in San Diego, CA with other offices in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
    5555 Reservoir Dr Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92120 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 286-9480
  2. 2
    Helix Orthopedics & Sports Medicine / Helix Open MRI
    8860 Center Dr Ste 350, La Mesa, CA 91942 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 286-9480
  3. 3
    Orthopedic Specialists of Coronado
    230 Prospect Pl, Coronado, CA 92118 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions

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  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Sharp Coronado Hospital

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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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    Dec 18, 2020
    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
    Camilo Santisteban — Dec 18, 2020
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    About Dr. James Bates, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Specialties
    Languages Spoken
    • English, German
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1174692206
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Cornell U/NY Hosp&Cornell U Med Ctr
    Residency
    Internship
    • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Cincinnati
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School

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    Dr. James Bates, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bates is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    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.

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