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About Dr. Thomas W Oates

Dr. Thomas W Oates, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakeland, FL. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Oates is affiliated with Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Dr. Oates has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas W Oates is Great. Dr. Thomas W Oates has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Thomas W Oates is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Watson Clinic Llp

1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
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Dr. Thomas W Oates has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
    Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Thomas W Oates has the following 13 expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cushing Disease
  • Acromegaly
  • Lipid Metabolism Disorders
  • Hormones
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Addison Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Gland Issues

Dr. Thomas W Oates has 0 board certified specialties

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This man needs to retire. He switched my Levothyroxine to Synthroid with no reasoning and would not tell me why. Come to find out he was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the drug company. He was uninterested in anything I had to say and was rude and not helpful. I am a nurse and am very involved in my care. My thyroid issues are simple so, I would hate to see someone who has a serious endocrine issues see help through this doctor!!!!!!!

Full Review Rating Breakdown
Leaves alot to be desired,

he looks at a patient and makes an asumption, with out any of the factors, makes desions and diagnosis without full background of situation.

Wait time
20.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Thomas W Oates accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Watson Clinic Llp, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL
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