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About Dr. Nathan R Bates
Dr. Nathan R Bates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jacksonville, FL, with other offices in Jacksonville, FL and Jacksonville, FL . He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery) and Vascular Surgery. He speaks English.
Dr. Nathan R Bates has the following 3 specialties
- Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
Dr. Nathan R Bates has the following 5 expertise
- Vascular Malformations
- Diabetes Complications
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Varicose Veins
Dr. Nathan R Bates is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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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This is a mixed review, and I guess it depends on your personal expectations. Dr. Bates and his team are excellent at conducting advanced robotic surgery. He came highly recommended as one of the best surgeons in northern Florida for this type of procedure. In my case it was to remove my right lower lobe in my lung for a cancerous tumor and pull out lymph nodes for staging. The surgery and the hospital stay went well. However, Dr. Bates isn’t an overly communicative guy, so if you’re expecting a doctor to spend more than 5 minutes with you, be forewarned. Moreover, his staff was uncooperative and rude when I was trying to hear or receive biopsy results. Dr. Bates said he’d have results within a week after my surgery, but his staff seemed to think it was okay for me to wait almost a month to hear the results when I starting calling 8 days after my surgery. First, they said he was on vacation and they couldn’t give the results out. Nothing more. Then when I called after he returned from vacation they said he’s busy, but you can come up here (50 miles away) and get a copy, but we won’t send them to you. Why didn’t they tell me this a week earlier? As it turns out they’d already sent the results to my GP, 3 miles away 10 days before this, but didn’t bother to tell me that either and I only found out when I looked at the report. I could have had the results much earlier with no skin off their nose. I understand they’re busy, but so am I, and my time should be equally valuable as theirs. Their attitude sucks and I would have expected more compassion and cooperation when dealing with a lung cancer patient. I had my follow up with Dr. Bates PA Craig three weeks after the surgery. I had a decent sized lump/swelling near one of the surgical sites, and when I asked about it he said “Hum, that’s odd. Wait a month and if it doesn’t go down we’ll need to do some tests”. I had the tests done via MD Anderson since I’m seeing them now, and as it turns out they broke two ribs during my surgery. Keep in mind Craig was looking (or supposed to be) at chest Xrays I had handed to them for my appointment. Not sure how this was missed, and granted there’s not much that can be done, but it would have been helpful to know I had two broken ribs and reassurance that was “all” that was going on. A bit more care and a few more minutes for the follow up should have clarified this, but instead I had to wait another month and a different organization for answers.
Office front desk staff is unprrofessional and disrespectful. Doctor is unapproachable with issues that evolved after surgery. He was rude to my son when we inquired about a solution to the botched surgery he did. Dr. Nathan Bates performed and unnecessary surger on my son to collect from the insurance company. He will not allow us to have a conference to ease the situation. My son will never be the same. Do not allow this doctor to treat you or your family.
19 Years Experience
Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Nathan R Bates accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- AvMed Empower
- AvMed Engage
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Florida myBlue
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Carelink HMO
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate POS
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