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Dr. Karen Bates MD is a female Internist, has 21 years of experience and practices in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
License & Identifications

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Specialties & Research

Dr. Karen Bates, MD is board certified in Internal Medicine.

  • She has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Heart Block
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Unstable Angina

Education & Awards

Dr. Bates graduated from Louisiana State University at New Orleans.


Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Bates accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • United Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana - 2 plans
  • Humana - 15 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 1 plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - 2 plans
  • Louisiana Medicaid - 1 plan


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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Karen Bates practice?
Dr. Karen Bates practices Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease near Lafayette, LA.
Additional practice locations include: New Orleans, LA.
See Lafayette Internists and Lafayette Cardiologists.