Dr. James Eric Bates MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. James Bates is an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alvarado Medical Center and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. Dr. Bates accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 19 doctors at Alvarado Medical Center and one of 33 at Sharp Grossmont Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma

Education & Medical Training

Naval Medical Center, San Diego
Residency, General Surgery, 1990–1991

Hospital For Special Surg
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1994–1998

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Class of 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Regional brain activity correlates of nicotine dependence.
Rose, J.E., Behm, F.M., Salley, A.N., Bates, J.E., Coleman, R.E., Hawk, T.C., Turkington, T.G.

Pharmacologic and sensorimotor components of satiation in cigarette smoking.
Rose, J.E., Behm, F.M., Westman, E.C., Bates, J.E., Salley, A.

Mecamylamine acutely increases human intravenous nicotine self-administration.
Rose, J.E., Behm, F.M., Westman, E.C., Bates, J.E.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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