Dr. Joel Gates, DO

Dr. Joel Gates, DO

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Joel Gates, DO is a family medicine specialist in Ridgway, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Ok State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med in 2002 and specializes in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

295 Sherman St

Ridgway, CO 81432

Contact Information

(970) 626-5123

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • 4 More

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Dr. Gates' Experience

Dr. Gates' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gates "Dr. Joel Gates joined the MMC Team in 2005 and is the managing physician of the facility. He is enthusiastic about living and serving in the rural community of Ridgway, CO. He eagerly shares his commitment by saying "There's not a better place to raise your family." He is a true sports enthusiast and will often times be seen running or biking during his lunch hour. He is truly committed to the lifestyle that living and working in this small mountain community offers."

2  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

14  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Ok State Univ Coll Of Osteo Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • St Mary's Hosp & Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St Mary's
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gates to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 1

Dr. Gates' 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
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