Dr. Mary Oates, MD

Dr. Mary Oates, MD

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
Female  |  
53 y/o
(4)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mary Oates is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist. She is also a certified clinical densitometrist and reads more than 100 DXA scans weekly. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and performs EMG and nerve conduction studies in the Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo offices. She is the founder of the Marian and French Hospital Osteoporosis Centers and fracture liaison services. She is a volunteer faculty member at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California in the Department of Nutrition where she advises research in the field of body composition and nutrition. She serves as clinical faculty for the Marian family medicine residency program in Santa Maria, California. She is actively involved with community education and out reach projects aimed at the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. She has participated in several osteoporosis pharmaceutical research studies and observational Body Composition studies using DXA for the evaluation of bone, muscle, and fat. She is a published author in the field of osteoporosis and body composition. She is on the Bone Research and Clinical Advisory panel to NASA to advise on bone and muscle health during space flight. She is an active member or the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, and serves as the co-chairman for the ISCD body composition committee. She is a new trustee for the National Osteoporosis Foundation and serves as The Accountable Executive for Research for Dignity Health of The Central Coast service area. She has enjoyed opportunities in the past to consult for the NFL, the US Olympic Training Center, the International Olympic Medical Committee, and the NBC TV show "The Biggest Loser." In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs on the beautiful Central Coast of California.

Hancock Health Center

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 200

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

We provide state of the art prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis. We also offer access to international research studies for osteoporosis and body composition as available.
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Dr. Oates' Experience

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

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
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Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
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Procedures

  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • College Of William and Mary
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Uc Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Oates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Oates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Oates to family and friends
3.5
based on 4 total reviews
Dr. Oates' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Oates accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Oates has admitting privileges

Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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