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Dr. Mary Oates, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Santa Maria, CA. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read her story
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Dr. Oates' bio
This content was provided by Dr. Oates "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."
This content was provided by Dr. Oates "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."
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Upper Back Pain
Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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.
College Of William and Mary
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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