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OVERVIEW

Dr. Bates graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1998. He works in Fleming Island, FL and 9 other locations and specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Surgery. Dr. Bates is affiliated with St Vincent's Medical Center Southside.

PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
Office cleanliness

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Bates' Rating
91 Ratings with 63 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
Office Rating
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4565 US Highway 17 Ste 200, Fleming Island, FL, 32003
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4.0 Office cleanliness
4.0 Courteous staff
4.0 Scheduling flexibility
Southeast Orthopedic Specialists
4565 US Highway 17 Ste 200
Fleming Island, FL, 32003
63 REVIEWS
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"Excellant experience. Listened, answered all my questions. Great visit"
  • January 29, 2024
"Excellent. Dr. Bates came highly recommended by a trusted source and I found him to be thorough, knowledgable, and very personable."
  • December 11, 2023
""After an office X-ray and MRI, Dr. Bates saw a torn rotator cuff that had been there for a long time. After he performed a thorough exam, he concluded I needed surgery with physical therapy afterwards. Dr. Bates was extremely personable and made me feel very comfortable. His office staff was genuinely attentive, and the entire process was effortless with a great outcome. Highly recommend. "My first visit with Dr. Bates was a great experience."
  • November 27, 2023
"He is an amazing doctor. He did surgery on my left shoulder 10 years ago and had amazing results. Will not use anyone else. Will follow him anywhere. "
  • November 20, 2023
"After an office X-ray, Dr. Bates saw our pre-teen son for a knee injury. He performed a thorough exam and concluded no surgery was needed. He recommended exercises for strengthening and ways to reduce pain. Dr. Bates was extremely personable and made us feel very comfortable. His office staff was genuinely attentive, and the entire process was seamless. Even the way the beautiful suite is laid out promotes efficiency. Highly recommend. "
  • November 20, 2023
"Could not have been a better evaluation for my 1st appointment. Dr Bates was very professional and outlined a great nonsurgical solution. I was very impressed!"
  • November 8, 2023
"Excellent. Effective listener and communicator. Clear and concise. Takes his time and answers all your questions. "
  • October 25, 2023
"Very professional and nice. "
  • October 9, 2023
"He was polite and honest. After a thorough examination my knee problem was still a mystery but Doctor Bates was honest and hopeful."
  • September 29, 2023
"Very professional! Very thorough! Answers all my questions! Describe in detail, what would be going on with my surgery! I am very happy with him!"
  • September 27, 2023
"Very pleasant and right to the point.."
  • September 25, 2023
"Dr Bates was very attentive to my concerns. He was respectful of my time in the office . I appreciate his calm demeanor in explaining my problem. His staff was friendly and efficient. As a follow up , he checked in on me late that day . "
  • September 14, 2023
"I really don't care for him. He makes me feel like a bother. Also I feel like I am being swept under the carpet. I prefer seeing his PA. He presents himself with more care and sympathy."
  • August 14, 2023
"Wonderful experience everyone was so nice "
  • August 14, 2023
"Very pleasant doctor. Got right into the problem "
  • July 13, 2023
"Great experience highly recommend "
  • June 30, 2023
"A very knowledgeable Doctor! Will be following up to see what my mri shows, and what the next steps are. Wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to take care of this issue, but then again I would rather have someone trustworthy fix it once and for all instead of getting the run around. Glad I found this doctor."
  • June 5, 2023
"Dr. Bates was personable and provided all possible options in regards to my treatment. Then informed me of the pros/cons of each option so an informed decision could be made. I appreciate that he took the time to answer all my questions and I didn’t feel rushed or like a number or a box he was trying to check off his task list."
  • May 22, 2023
"Dr. Arnold bates I saw him May 17, 2023. Wait time normal especially when a lot of people need to see him, so yes, patience is always key. He came in the room and he was pretty straightforward and I love the demeanor, he told me that I needed to start bending my knee. I was hindering my own recovery and he was pretty straightforward. Thank you. If you’re looking for somebody honest, I highly recommend him."
  • May 20, 2023
"Dr. Bates is fantastic. He is very thorough and never rushes through a visit. "
  • April 21, 2023

LOCATIONS

Southeast Orthopedic Specialists
4565 US Highway 17 Ste 200
Fleming Island, FL, 32003
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
1658 St Vincents Way Ste 100
Middleburg, FL, 32068
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
2627 Riverside Ave Ste 300 Fl 3
Jacksonville, FL, 32204
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
Mon7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri7:30 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
10475 Centurion Pkwy N Ste 220
Jacksonville, FL, 32256
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
2300 Park Ave Ste 203
Orange Park, FL, 32073
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicaid Accepted

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated 1998

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (64)

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  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • AvMed Engage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Humana HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • BCBS Florida myBlue
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Humana HMO Premier
  • Avmed Choice
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • AvMed Empower
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Humana HMO Select
  • Florida Blue BlueSelect
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS FL Blue Choice
  • Florida Blue SimplyBlue
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Pensacola-Jacksonville
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO Open Access
  • Aetna Innovation Health Aetna Premier Care Network Plus
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Ambetter FL
  • AvMed Choice POS - Large Group
  • AvMed Empower - Small Employer Groups (1-50)
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueOptions
  • BCBS FL Blue BlueSelect
  • BCBS FL Blue SimplyBlue
  • BCBS FL myBlue
  • BCBS FL Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBSA Blue Card High Performance Network
  • Bright Health Plan Individual & Family
  • Humana / ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Medica Choice With UHC
  • Oscar GA Employee Cigna + Oscar Open Access Plus
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Ambetter Value
  • CVS South Florida HMO
  • Aetna CVS Health Collier-Lee FL
  • Aetna CVS Health Jacksonville FL
  • Aetna CVS Health Orlando FL
  • Aetna CVS Health Southwest FL
  • AvMed Health Individual Market Place Entrust Plans

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