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James E. Bates, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Dr. James Bates received his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He served his General Surgery internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He continued his medical training and completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Bates is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He is currently accepting new patients.

Practices at
Orthopedic Specialists of San Diego
Languages Spoken
  • › English
Board Certifications
  • › American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • › Cornell Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, Residency - 1998
  • › Naval Medical Center San Diego, General Surgery, Internship - 1991
  • › University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - 1990
Memberships & Associations
  • › American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • › American College of Sports Medicine
  • › American Medical Association
  • › California Medical Association
  • › California Orthopedic Association
  • › San Diego County Medical Society
Associated Doctors
Steven R. Allsing, MD
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Mark D. Jacobson, MD
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John G. Finkenberg, MD
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Ralph E. Rynning, MD
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5555 Reservoir Drive
Ste. 104
San Diego, CA, 92120

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Arizona Foundation
  • Beech Street
  • Beech Street (Workers' Comp)
  • CorVel (Workers' Comp)
  • Coventry / First Health
  • Coventry / First Health (Workers' Comp)
  • Focus Healthcare
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great-West Healthcare
  • Health Management Network, Inc.
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Interplan / HealthSmart
  • Interplan / HealthSmart (Workers' Comp)
  • MultiPlan
  • MultiPlan (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation SISC (Workers' Comp)
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Pacific Health Alliance
  • Prime Health Services
  • Prime Health Services (Workers' Comp)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Scripps Employee Medical Plan
  • Three Rivers
  • Three Rivers (Workers' Comp)
  • USA MCO (Workers' Comp)

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Contact James E. Bates, MD for more assistance at (619) 378-4981.