Dr. James Bates, MD

Dr. James Bates, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. James Bates, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1 Park West Blvd

Akron, OH 44320

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diplopia
normal
more than 78% of peers
Temporal Arteritis
normal
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Bates's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

72  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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5  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bates' Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

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Dr. Bates' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Patient Comments (1)

Frankly he tried to prescribe me a medication that I would have been allergic to, and didn't see that I would be until the end of the appointment when he asked me what kind of reaction that I had to that type of medication. He only gave me one option for treatment. Frankly I don't know if he just...more
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