Dr. Richard Gates, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Gates
Accepting new patients
8091 Township Line Rd Indianapolis, IN 46260

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Dr. Richard Gates, MD is a Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent Women's Hospital and Indiana University Health North Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gates to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gates' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gates treats Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Gates treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abnormal Menstruation
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorders
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
Pap Smear
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gates performs Pap Smear more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Gates performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Pregnancy Test
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gates performs Pregnancy Test more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Gates performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Gates' conditions and procedures:

  • C-Section
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Colposcopy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Female Infertility
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Gates' Reviews

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5.0

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Phenomenal doctor. I started seeing Dr. Gates through the doctor rotation during my pregnancy over 20 years ago. I instantly liked him and decided to stay with him. He was on call the day of my scheduled delivery (on purpose) and when my son didn't arrive by the end of his shift, Dr. Gates stayed late to deliver him. I will never forget that. Over the years, he has helped me manage my endometriosis and other various issues. He is a kind, compassionate, and gentle man who is VERY good at what he does. I cannot say enough good things about him. I absolutely adore him and highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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April Hough – Oct 21, 2020
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I've been with Dr. Gates for 21 years and would not dream of going to anyone else. His gentle manner has always made me feel truly cared for heard. He's so wonderful that my young adult daughter (whom he delivered) is now going to see him as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Kim – Oct 08, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Gates for many years. He did both of my C-sections and has always been very kind and professional. He is patient and never seems hurried. He has a very friendly and soothing bedside manner. He knows his stuff and always keeps you informed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dr Gates has been my ob/gyn since Donald Wright retired. Like Dr Wright, Dr Gates is knowledgeable and experienced, kind and compassionate and happy to answer a boatload of questions. His staff is terrific. Always positive and helpful. This is a marvelous practice. Great physician
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Nancy – Jan 31, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr.Gates for several years, I have referred all of my friends to him and will keep recommending him. I have "one of those" bodies, have many health issues Dr.Gates is, by far, the best doctor I have ever encountered. My only complaint is that he's not other a multi-specialist that covers everything because he's set my standards high and other docs pale in comparison. See doctor Gates! You deserve his caliber of care. Thank you Dr.G for your dedication. We appreciate you more than words can capture.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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M Frew – Dec 27, 2019
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Dr. Gates was not only pleasant, but also patient with my questions. Most importantly, the quality of care was apparent. Dr. Gates was highly recommended by one of his peers outside his practice, and rightly so.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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K. Zaharako – Nov 26, 2019
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Dr. Gates is my daughter's ob/gyn; she suggested that I go to him when my ob/gyn retired. He is exceptionally nice, friendly, and gentle in his bedside manner. I never felt rushed, and he listened to all my concerns and addressed them. I'm so glad to have him for my new doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 05, 2019
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The whole process is so seamless and made me feel like I was getting the best service ever. Then when i saw the doctor I knew my feelings were right on. All my questions got addresed without making me feel rushed. Love it!
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Rita Stevens – Oct 24, 2019
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I have been with Dr.Gates for 20+ years. He is always kind and caring. He always makes me feel comfortable and takes his time to explain. He is the best doctor!
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Lori B. – Oct 16, 2019
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Excellent. Dr Gates is an excellent OBGYN physician. I have seen him for years and would trust him with anyone. He is kind, compassionate, and takes his time to answer my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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LAS – Aug 20, 2019
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Excellent. Well organized office with smooth running clinical and admin procedures. Dr. Gates provides excellent, personalized, empathic care. He always takes the time, in this busy rushed world of healthcare, to stop and listen to his patients. Dr. Gates’ Office is an excellent example of true patient-centric care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alina M. Clavijo, Ph.D.,HSPP – Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Gates is simply amazing! He had great bedside manner and is always willing to listen to your questions or needs!! I would trust Dr. Gates with anyone of my friends or family!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bre in IN – Jun 18, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice is committed to providing high quality patient-centered care in a safe and comfortable environment. We try to address patient needs efficiently...Read more

Biography

Dr. Gates began his career as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. With a BA in Economics/Professional Studies, he then completed medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

1995
St Vincent Hospital and Health Services
Residency Hospital
1991
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Practice

8091 Township Line Rd Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Zionsville6866 W Stonegate Dr Ste 102 Zionsville, IN 46077
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
North8091 Township Line Rd Indianapolis, IN 46260
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension St. Vincent Women's Hospital

Indianapolis, IN
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Indiana University Health North Hospital

Carmel, IN

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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