Dr. John Cates, DO

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Dr. John Cates, DO

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Sports Medicine | Male

Northwest Medical 2841 Debarr Rd Ste 22, Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
(907) 276-6301

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Dr. Cates specializes in Sports Medicine and practices in Anchorage, AK. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cates to family and friends
2.9
based on 15 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Cates
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (13)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Cates' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (8)
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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 |
-scare tactic approach Dr. -eve recommendation comes down to him attempting to scare you into. It should be illegal what he's doing to the folks who are less educated. It's trully sad. - will figure out a reason to send you to specialist at EVERY visit -will do everything he can to make you feel like your going to fall and hurl soon at every visit -Dogmatic and WILL NOT LISTEN TO YOU -long visits. Does not value your time. Other then that, I'm very pleased with my new Dr. after leaving Cates.
in Anchorage, AK |
Great sense of humor along with excellent medical service
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

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  • Family Practice

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Education

  • Medical School
    College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific

    Graduated in 1987

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Cates' Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Cates

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients