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Dr. Bates graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1998. He works in Fleming Island, FL and 8 other locations and specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. Dr. Bates is affiliated with St Vincent's Medical Center, St Vincent's Medical Center Southside and St Vincent's Medical Center.


Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
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Dr. Bates's Rating
Patient Perspective
4.5 Explains conditions and treatments
4.5 Takes time to answer my questions
4.5 Provides follow-up as needed
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4565 US Highway 17 Ste 200, Fleming Island, FL, 32003
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4.0 Courteous staff
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Southeast Orthopedic Specialists
4565 US Highway 17 Ste 200
Fleming Island, FL, 32003
"I asked that we meet today about a cyst or knot on my knee. he replied he did not know what it was he needed an MRI to determine what it was. You would think he would’ve ordered the MRI he did not his demeanor was not very refreshing today. Because I continue to have pain and he offered me injections I refuse it’s temporary I’m looking for something more permanent. His tone was I said peach he said ..."
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  • May 11, 2022
"I am an Asian and felt unwelcome in his care. I've come to seek care and compassion from Dr. Aaron Bates, but he expressed unfriendly approach regarding my physical conditions. I've always thought doctors took oath to provide care and compassion to people that needs help. On May 04, 2022, I was seen by Dr. Aaron Bates for my ailing shoulder due to degenerative joint disease. After explaining to him ..."
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  • May 7, 2022
"My first visit was today and it was good. Dr. Bates was very nice and easy to talk with about my condition. I’m looking forward to my progress."
  • May 6, 2022
"Great at providing detailed information and straight forward on what you need to know about your issues I would highly recommend "
  • May 6, 2022
"I have found Dr. Bates himself to be quite knowledgeable and more than adequately skilled as an orthopaedic surgeon. I feel more than confident in his capabilities during operation. However, I sadly cannot say the same about his clinical PA staff. I have no confidence in the care management and oversight of my healing trajectory by his clinical PA. I found the PA in the clinic to be consistently ..."
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  • May 5, 2022
"Wonderful very informative "
  • April 22, 2022
"Dr. Bates is a fantastic orthopedic surgeon. His educational background and specialized training are outstanding. He has been the sports medicine physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars, among several other national, professional teams. He was so nice, and he explained what was causing my knee problems which helped me to understand what was causing them. I highly recommend Dr. Bates."
  • April 20, 2022
"Dr. Bates was direct and concerned. He performed a series of range of motion to measure my tolerance for further treatment. He also got history to how injury happened and scheduled MRI and future appointments to find a solution for pain relief. Very satisfied."
  • April 4, 2022
"He was real good about explaining the problem with my knee "
  • April 1, 2022
"Dr. Bates seemed genuinely concerned and listened! Very appreciative of his support."
  • March 24, 2022
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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
1658 St Vincents Way Ste 100
  • 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
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
2627 Riverside Ave Ste 300 Fl 3
  • 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
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted


Medical School
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated 1998


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  • St Vincent's Medical Center
  • St Vincent's Medical Center Southside
  • St Vincent's Medical Center


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