Dr. John Cates, DO


Sports Medicine | Male

2841 Debarr Rd Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
Dr. John Cates, DO

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. Dr. Cates is affiliated with Alaska Regional Hospital.

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Dr. Cates' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • 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' 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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  • Sports Medicine

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