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Surgical Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
20 years of experience
Accepting new patients
Video profile
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (4)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Bates is Good. Dr. Bates has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 4 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.6
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.6

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Bates, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Bates graduated from Temple University Physicians, Philadelphia. He has 2 awards.

Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)


Dr. Bates has 2 hospital affiliations:

  • Carteret County Gen Hospital 
  • Carteret General Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Edward Bates MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 20 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Where does Dr. Thomas E. Bates practice?
Dr. Thomas Bates has 4 office locations.
Dr. Thomas Bates practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine near Morehead City, NC.
Additional practice locations include: Swansboro, NC and Beaufort, NC.
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