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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.
Dr. James H Bates has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Lasik Surgery
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.
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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.
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.
Dr. Bates is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
Graduated in 1984
Summa Health System
Dr. James H Bates accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
- Aultcare HMO
- Aultcare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- HealthSpan Access PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
- MMOH SuperMed POS Select
- MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- SummaCare Connect Fully Insured
- SummaCare Select Fully Insured
The Health Plan of Upper OH
- Health Plan of Upper Ohio PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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