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About Dr. Thomas E Bates MD
Dr. Thomas E Bates has the following 2 specialties
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Thomas E Bates has the following 17 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Joint Replacement
- Knee Surgery
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Herniated Disc
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Bone Fracture
- Hip Surgery
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Thomas E Bates is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Procedures and overall care
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Bates - Posted on March 1st, 2019
Dr. Bates and Mr. Steve are very excellent in the surgery they perform as well as the care I received afterwards. The office procedures in scheduling of surgery made it so easy. The lab work, x-rays, and ekg were done right at the office. I was given a book with all appointments listed. They were always very quick to return phone calls if I called for anything. Would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for the great care and the difference in this surgery compared to my first surgery from another practice has been awesome.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Bates - Posted on May 15th, 2018
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Bates - Posted on May 14th, 2018
Great Doc for Athletes
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Bates - Posted on January 23rd, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Thomas E Bates - Posted on September 13th, 2011
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 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.
27 Years Experience
Temple University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
United States Naval Medical Center
Dr. Thomas E Bates Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Thomas E Bates
Dr. Bates is a graduate of LaSalle University and Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy for eleven years including a tour at MCAS Cherry Point as a Wing and NASA flight surgeon. He served overseas as the Musculoskeletal Department Head at US Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy. He then completed a Total Joint Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, specializing in Adult Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and candidate member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Bates has a broad range of orthopedic knowledge with a special area of interest in arthritis, fracture care, sports and work related injuries. His field of expertise includes arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is dedicated to the team approach in patient care, involving local therapists, primary care physicians and the patient’s family to ensure a recovery and return to activities. Dr. Bates practices at Carteret Surgery Center and Carteret General Hospital. He lives with his wife and children and has a passion for outdoor sports and activities.
Locations & DirectionsCAROLINAS CENTER FOR SURGERY, 3714 Guardian Ave Ste E, Morehead City, NC
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