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About Dr. James H Bates

Dr. James H Bates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Akron, OH, with another office in Cleveland, OH. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Medina Hospital and Western Reserve Hospital. Dr. Bates has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

27 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James H Bates is Great. Dr. James H Bates has been rated by 27 patients. From those 27 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James H Bates is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Summa Physicians

75 Arch St Ste 204
Akron, OH 44304
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Uh Cleveland Medical Center

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Specialties

Dr. James H Bates has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Pain
  • Vision Issues
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Lasik Surgery

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Reviews

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not impressed

Frankly he tried to prescribe me a medication that I would have been allergic to, and didn't see that I would be until the end of the appointment when he asked me what kind of reaction that I had to that type of medication. He only gave me one option for treatment. Frankly I don't know if he just didn't read my chart or doesn't retain the information, but he seemed surprised when I corrected him and made assumptions despite only looking at one symptom and not the whole picture. Do your homework, he didn't do his for my issue.

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Superior

Dr Bates listened, intently, immediately ordered tests to diagnosis my condition accurately, and explained in detail his conclusions and his recommendations. I highly recommend Dr. Bates and suggest no delay in making an appointment.

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Mr.

Very caring and got me right in.Informative.Took time with explained to me.Reommend highly.

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Four Stars

Absolutely OUTSTANDING Doctor!

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Sympathetic ear

Not find the cause of difficult problem 2 yrs ago. Want to renewed visit .

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Bates is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy

    Graduated in 1984

  • Summa Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James H Bates accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Aultcare
    • Aultcare HMO
    • Aultcare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • SummaCare
    • SummaCare Connect Fully Insured
    • SummaCare Select Fully Insured
  • The Health Plan of Upper OH
    • Health Plan of Upper Ohio PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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