Dr. Donald Bates, MD

Dr. Donald Bates, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 84
Dr. Donald Bates, MD is a family medicine specialist in Madison, WI and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville in 1964 and specializes in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and more.

4710 E Broadway Ste 160

Madison, WI 53716

Contact Information

(608) 709-1414

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 7 More

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Dr. Bates' Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bates "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?"

3  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

12  Conditions Treated

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Louisville
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Tucson Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tucson Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wi Hospital and Cli
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Bates' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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