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Specialties & Research
Dr. Joe Bates, MD is board certified in Pediatrics and Psychiatry.
Education & Awards
Dr. Bates graduated from Louisiana State University at New Orleans.
Dr. Bates has 1 hospital affiliations:
- Rusk State Hospital