AboutDr. John Cates, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cates is affiliated with Alaska Regional Hospital, Northwest Medical Group and Providence Extended Care Center. He speaks English.
Dr. John Cates has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Cates is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
- Northwest Medical Group
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
- Certifications and Recognitions
30 Years Experience
Western University of Health Sciences
Graduated in 1987
Valley Medical Center