Dr. John Cates, DO

Dr. John Cates, DO

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Cates, DO is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Anchorage, AK. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

2841 Debarr Rd Ste 22

Anchorage, AK 99508

Contact Information

(907) 276-6301

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dr. Cates' Experience

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


  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alaska.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cates to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Cates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Anchorage |
I felt bullied by a doctor for the first time. Unfortunately, there was no level of trust so I decided to see a different family physician. My life is much better now.
in Eagle River, AK |
First time in a very long time I had a physician that took the time to get to know me. In the past two years Dr. Cates has helped me get my thyroid and cholesterol under control and off of blood pressure medication. He's not about prescriptions but about diet and exercise, family history and daily life. Most times I don't have to wait long during an appointment. Like everything else some days it may take longer than others. He has never kept me waiting more than 15 minutes.
in Anchorage, Ak |
Got way too "friendly" with my cousin. She finally had to change Dr's because her visits were becoming more "personal" then professional
in Anchorage, AK |
Great sense of humor along with excellent medical service
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Dr. Cates accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Cates has admitting privileges

Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508
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