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Dr. Shannon K Oates has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Shannon K Oates has the following 16 expertise
- Diabetes (Types I & II)
- Cushing Disease
- Bone Densitometry
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Pituitary Diseases
- Gland Issues
- Addison Disease
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
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I have been seeing Dr. Oates for about 15 years. She is amazing. She is funny. Has an amazing bedside manner. She takes her time talking about tests and what needs to be done to correct numbers. She literally saved my life when I started seeing her. I have in the past, and always will highly recommend this doctor.
Some of my tests came back abnormal but Dr. Oates did nothing to follow up on those tests. In the mean time I spent several more months feeling extremely unwell until finding a doctor that could get to the bottom of my health problems. I felt Dr. Oates was very dismissive of me in person and when I called in to her office. I fully agree with other negative posts on this site. I would not recommend this doctor to anyone!
Dr. Oates is completely irresponsible about following up with patients. When I had questions about a battery of tests she ordered, some of which were outside the normal range, she refused to see me except 4 months out, and put an incompetant nurses aide on the phone who couldn't answer my questions. This was nothwithstanding the fact that there were obvious errors in her written notes. I wasted 4 months waiting to see her initially, and now finally I am getting decent care in Indianapolis. As a counterpoint to the above remarks, I believe she is quite competant, and 'funny' too as one of the other reviewers states, but critically is far too busy to deal appropriately with patients. If she has no time, then she shouldn't see new patients, instead of creating a fiasco like I experienced.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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30 Years Experience
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Dr. Shannon K Oates accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- Ambetter from MHS HIX
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Encore Health Network
- Encore Health Network
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IU Health EMPLOYER PLAN
- Multiplan PPO
PHP Northern IN
- PHP Select with Encircle
SIHO Insurance Services
- SIHO Network
- Sagamore Plus
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsIU Health Arnett Medical Offices-Ferry Street, 2600 Greenbush St, Lafayette, IN
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