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Dr. Donald Bates, MD

Family Medicine •  Male • Age 86

  13 Reviews
Dr. Bates

Donald E Bates MD

4710 E Broadway Ste 160 Madison, WI 53716
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Dr. Donald Bates, MD is a family medicine specialist in Madison, WI and has been practicing for 55 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville in 1964 and specializes in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and more.

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Dr. Bates accepts the following insurance:

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American Enterprise Group
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Dr. Bates' conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Dementia
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

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Dr. Bates is "old school" and reminds me of going to the doc when I was young. He has great bedside manners and is very thorough and knowledgeable in his practice. He and his assistant Terri show the kind of care and compassion that is hard to find these days. I would recommend his clinic. ~John 66 yr old male
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I have been going to Dr Bates my whole life! He is very thorough and takes the time nessasary. Terri (Dr Bs nurse) can put a smile on anybodys face. She's funny, quick witted, but at the sametime shows great concern. They sure dont make em like these two anymore.
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When I arrived the secretary/nurse I scheduled the appointment with 4 days earlier didn't have me scheduled for an appt. Once I finally saw Dr. Bates I told him I had been using a warm compress, bacitracin and band-aids to treat an infected cut. Dr. Bates then gave me one band-aid and sample of bacitracin and told me to do exactly what I was already doing. The bill for that was $200.He told me to come BACK 5 days later so he could evaluate (more $). Huge waste of money and unprofessional staff!!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I love God, family and medicine. Board certified in Family Medicine. Will provide office medical care with or without insurance. I love flying and am FAA approved to do all classes of pilot exams. Taught high school Spanish for three years before med school. Que bueno! Eh?


  • Family Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications


Tucson Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Wi Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
Tucson Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
University Of Louisville
Medical School
The Ohio State University
Undergraduate School


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Fort Healthcare

Fort Atkinson, WI

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average