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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Bates is a 1999 graduate of the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, FL. He completed 2 years of residency following graduation. The first year at Cedar's Medical Center in Miami, FL and the 2nd year of surgical training at St. Luke's Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.
Dr. Bates is originally from Illinois and has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Il.
He has been in practice in AZ since 2003 in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria. He made his Peoria office into a full-time practice in January 2011.
Dr. Bates enjoys all aspects of podiatry, but has a particular interest in sports medicine and working with athletes. He has played sports and been active his entire life and can share many of the concerns and injuries of people pursuing the same activities.
Dr. Bates lives in Glendale and has 2 daughters, Brixey and Harper. He enjoys working out, hiking, sports and spending time with his daughters.
Verified Patient Reviews
Very professional and friendly. Staff very efficient. Did not order any unnecessary tests or prescribe any unnecessary prescriptions.
Excellent work by Dr Bates
Dr Bates was very pleasant and gave great advise.
Very nice and knowledgeable. Too fast though. I wish he would spend a bit more time with patients and not rushing.
Dr Bates and his staff are friendly, efficient, and a pleasure to deal with. I arrived early and was seen early. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Dr Bates is a knowledgeable professional. I trust him. And, so far, he has been painless!
From the time we arrived until we left the office, the staff was friendly helpful and attentive in every way! Dr. Bates was a charming and professional doctor with an easygoing manner. We will be returning very soon for another helpful visit.
The office staff are friendly, professional and efficient…Dr Bates is always very pleasant…takes his time…listens to the patient and takes care of the problem!…have been seeing him off and on for about two years….very satisfied..
Very sincere and gentle manner
Everyone was very professional
Dr. Bates office was very clean and the front office girls were very pleasant. Dr. Bates and his assistant were also very pleasant. Made we feel very comfortable. Dr. Bates explained everything he was doing and took the time for any questions I had.
Very quick, accurate, yet thorough. Got the answers I needed to start with my recovery.
Great doctor, got right in and identified my issues. I highly recommend Dr. Bates.
Dr. Bates is kind and sympathetic regarding the ugliness of Diabetic Feet. My big toes were in really bad shape and Dr. Bates came up with a solution and put my fears to rest. Now my feet are healing properly and I have no doubt that when I return in 2 weeks that he will be pleased with the progress in healing in my feet. Thank you Dr. Bates.
Very professional and took the time to make sure I understood my diagnosis. I am very confident that I will be given the best treatment plan for my issue.
Dr. Bates and his staff are always very pleasant. The wait time was minimal and he answered all of our questions.
very happy with Dr. Bates and his staff, very professional and very, very pleasant,.
The staff was great Doctor Bates was very good he assisted me very well and I did not have to wait that long to be seen also Dr. Bates answered all my questions and helped me understand my diagnosis which his treatments did help me I am no longer in pain due to his treatments he sent me home with I would recommend him to anyone I felt that he took good care of me that I went and made an appointment for my husband as well Dr. Bates and staff keep up the good work Thank You.
Dr. Bates always makes you feel comfortable!
I wish he was around when I had ingrown toe nails. He was very gentle and fully explained what would be done as well as what he did during the process.
Wow...the whole staff is great.
Great with my problems
Good prices and plan for my son's heal pain.
Always a pleasant experience to see Dr Bates…..staff very efficient and friendly….Dr Bates always takes care of my problem in a timely manner and is very professional….answers my questions…I never feel rushed…
Dr. Bates was on time (rare these days) and very friendly. He seemed quite knowledgeable about my issue and made me feel comfertable about my concerns. Definitely would reccomend!
He was extremely nice and explained everything better than my last dr. Gave me more options. So glad I switched to him! Staff was extremely nice!
Dr.Bates is one of the nicest, caring doctors I have ever met.I would recommend him and his wonderful office staff any time.
He's always pleasant…I never feel rushed…..his staff are very friendly and efficient….he gets the job done…. answers questions ... makes you feel comfortable!
I think this is great Office for me. Not very far away from my home, convinient Disability Parking, easy to pay, nice and clean waithing room. I would highly recommend this office for my friends.
Very thorough with an excellent bedside manner! Would highly recommend Dr. Bates!
Dr Bates is an excellent podiatrist.
Dr. Bates is excellent podiatrist I would definitely recommend
Dr. Bates was phenomenal! Very caring, prompt and compassionate! Definitely a positive experience!
He took the time to explain what was wrong and what steps he planned to take to alleviate the pain. Better experience than I was expecting.
Dr. Bates is incredible! I was seen immediately after signing in, and didn't wait in the room for an assistant. He was friendly and made the painful experience as quick and easy as possible. It was evident that he read my previous visit notes and was familiar with my needs. The office is clean, and professional. I was impressed with the level of care and knowledge. I have seen him multiple times and would recommend him to anyone!
It was a wonderful experience. Dr Bates and his staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. I'll certainly recommend him to family and friends!
I find Dr Bates and staff to be very professional. I had to have an injection into my foot at my last visit and it was virtually painless... and I have ZERO pain tolerance.
Over all experience was good
everyone their was very plesent, it was refreshing to be able to come into a place with friendly people
Dr. Bates is a very friendly, very thorough and highly knowledgeable podiatrist. I was very pleased with his thorough exam, the diagnosis, and treatment of my arch pain. In addition his staff was very friendly and extremely efficient.
It was my first appointment it went very nice everyone was very nice and pleasant
as always the staff is very responses and friendly. I have already recommended my mother to him. He has been a great help me and my family.
office staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient…Dr Bates is very professional and takes time to explain things and talk with the patient...
I took both my children in for ingrown toenails. My son was very apprehensive because of a previous negative experience with a different doctor. Dr. Bates made him feel at ease and was very patient with him. The entire staff was friendly and answered all of our questions. Our visit was excellent!
Great Doc and staff... knowledgeable, friendly and I felt that all of my concerns were addressed. Oh... and now I know that Barry University is in Miami FL. Highly recommend!!!!!
It was very easy to talk with him and he explained things very well.
Pleasant. He took care of my problem and addressed a second problem with plans for treatment when I am ready to do that.
Excellent, answered all my questions.
great doctor, lots of information, great staff!
Great Doctor! Explained everything so that we clearly understood, was very nice. Highly recommend!
Dr. David Bates was very kind and professional. When showing the x-ray's of my feet, he explained the conditions of my feet and what procedures are available. I was very pleased with the overall visit.
Very friendly staff & Doctor, knowledgeable and only time will tell if problem fixed.
I was very pleased with my visit with David Bates. He explained my foot problem in terms I could understand. He was very easy to talk to and very informative. His staff was great too. I have already recommended him to some people. I have gone to other foot Doctors and I would highly recommend David Bates as #1
Very informative on my situation and acted immediately to help.
The entire office team was great and he explained things very simply. Very professional!
Dr and staff were excellent. Prompt, courteous, and informative. Very helpful.
It was great very professional very informative very quick
Very good experience.
We love Dr. Bates! He is a great doctor, we are always able to get in right away, and he explains everything to us in an easy to understand way.
Dr. Bates and his team are amazing. What a great office and best of all they took care of the issue. This staff and doctor are wonderful. My daughter is an athlete and he is keen to her needs and treatment.
Great doctor! I was really nervous but the whole staff was really nice and to the point!
Dr Bates was awesome!! He was extremely nice and very knowledgable. He went over my xrays and explained everything to me. I didn't feel rushed and he wanted to know if I had any questions. Anyone I know that's looking for a foot doctor, I'm sending them to Dr Bates!
Dr. Bates and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend him.
He is knowledgable and has a friendly manner. It was very easy to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Bates and his staff are wonderful. He treated me with great care and was very attentive to the reason I was there. No rushing through the visit. He is a great podiatrist. My husband and I will continue to visit his office whenever we find the need.
professional, energetic, attentive and eager to help
I had a great experience visiting Dr. Bates, he and his office workers are very friendly and down to earth. Dr. Bates is very professional and friendly, he explained to me everything that is going on with my foot so the I fully understood it all. I felt like I knew him for ever, all the girls in the office we very professional and made sure I was very comfortable. I would go back to him at any time and would recommend him to anyone in my family or my friends....Thanks Dr. Bates for a great first visit. Happy Holidays.....
Good Job thanks. ..
He is so great!!!! He was very gentle to my daughter's foot problem, and get her issue fix right away . Very cool guy. Very much recommended.
Very easy to make an appointment . He was very knowledgeable and helpful.
He was professional and friendly...great bedside (office) manners. Spent time with me. I am hard to please when it comes to doctors so...so far I was impressed.
Best foot doctor, ever!
Dr. Bates was very professional and took care of my problem immediately. Details of the procedure was explained in detail . The staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you.
My first visit to this office, They have a very nice staff and the doctor was great. Would highly recommend!!
Dr. Bates was very professional and kind. He even showed me his own foot so I would know what it would look like to have my ingrown toenails permanently removed. The shots in my toes were done well and I didn't feel any part of the procedure. My only regret is not seeing Dr. Bates sooner!
His staff were not that friendly in my opinion. He is a nice guy but my problem was not solved after having 3 rounds of injections. Called to make a payment on my account and they put me on hold forever and then charged my card for the full balance even though I told them I was making a payment. I have fortunately found another podiatrist that is addressing the problem comprehensively rather than just giving me shots to mask the problem.
Great! Very informative. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Bates and his staff.
I had to have an ingrown toenail removed and i was really nervous and scared, but Dr. Bates was amazing and put me at ease . I would highly recommend him . :)
I thought he was very professional but at the same time friendly and easy to talk with! You will not feel nervous or have a bad appointment with Dr. Bates.
What a fantastic Doc!!! I highly recommend Doc Bates
I couldn't be happier with the outcome. My issues were solved same day. Friendly staff-clean office. Will definitely return for future needs!
I was seen within 20min and the Dr was great. Highly recommended.
Dr. Bates did a great examination and even found some things I knew were not right but I had not mentioned wanted to have seen. He was informative, gave me several options but did not push them upon me as he recognized I had financial limitations. Also gave me possibility of splitting costs in more than one payment.
I am new to the area & found great reviews on Angieslist so I was apprenhensive and asked my hubby to go with So,I went in for one procedure & ended up doing both toes today so, that I could just get rid of any future procedures. Of course my hubby helped set my mind at ease and after meeting with Doctor Bates I was relieved that his professionalism put my mind at ease. Tonight I am doing very well and have no qualms on referring other scardy-cats (such as myself ) to see him. By the way his staff are marvelous too. Rose
Dr. Bates is very good. Nobody goes to the podiatrist because things are feeling right, and honestly my chronic foot pain was becoming a real pain in the...foot. Although I was truly not a fan of the shot in the tendon, it was the start of my treatment to ultimately get me back on my feet and walking without pain. I am still ramping back to 100%, but feel very confident that I chose the right podiatrist to get me well. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Bates. He is smart, listens, understands, and follows-up.
He's a really good doctor, takes his time you, he explains everything.
Very quick & efficient. I was avoiding seeing a doctor for my foot. So happy I did & that I chose Dr Bates. He was thorough & explained various options.
I have seen Dr. Bates twice now, and both experiences were wonderful. I am afraid of needles, and the staff and himself made me feel comfortable and at ease.
I felt very at ease with Dr. Bates and believe the test he recommended (Nerve Conduction Velocity) is appropriate to determine the cause of the numbness in my feet etc.
very Please with the visit.
I was very pleased with Dr. Bates and his assistant. Both very professional.
I thought he was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed. He dealt with my problem, made me feel better and gave me additional tips and information to help the healing. Thank you, Dr. Bates
very nice fun day at the office
Very professional and personal. Explained all options thoroughly.
This was a great experience. Dr Bates is professional,easy to talk to and has a great bedside manner. His office staff is friendly and helpful.
Very professional. Nice clean office.
Dr Bates was extremely professional and very quick to see me. Did my procedure pain free... Rock on...He is highly recommended.
fit us into schedule at last minute which was very much appreciated!
Dr Bates was very thorough with his exam and answered all of my questions with clear and concise answers. Also, his Medical Assistant, Angie, was very friendly and proficient. I strongly recommend Dr. Bates and his team!
Easy to talk to.
Dr. Bates diagnosed my problem and set my mind at ease. I am looking forward to my next visit'