Nathan J. Bates, PA-C

  • About
    • Specialties: Physician Assistant Surgery
    • Board Certified:
      • Physician Assistant Certified
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do

    I believe patient-centered care starts with humility. I seek to understand my patient’s story, lived experiences, beliefs, values and goals while developing treatment plans tailored to them. It requires an abundance of trust, patience and teamwork between us both. I recognize how great a privilege it is to be a part of a patient’s life-story and I am committed to helping them optimize their health.

    My clinical interests include reflux disease, liver and gallbladder disease, hernias, colorectal cancer, skin lesion excisions, soft tissue infections and wound care.

    Why I Love My Work

    What I enjoy most about my job is helping patients and their families navigate the complexities of disease and healthcare systems, while also engaging in creative problem-solving skills given inherent nuance that exists throughout medicine. It requires fresh intentionality each day and I am motivated by seeing others achieve their health goals.

    Getting to Know Me

    I believe in the importance of strong and sustainable healthcare in rural regions and hope to make positive contributions within this community. I look forward to my wife and I raising our two children in the lakes-country while enjoying the peaceful prairie land.

    Outside of work, I enjoy essentially all things related to the outdoors. This includes boating, fishing, hiking, camping, cycling, running, skiing, rock climbing, riding ATV’s and much more. I also enjoy reading and have started to dabble in woodworking.

    • College
      Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences. Minor: Biological Sciences, Religion, Lee University, Cleveland, TN
    • Master’s Degree
      Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
    Certifications & Licensure
      • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certification
      • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
      • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Medical Examiner
      • Basic Life Support
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Professional Memberships
    • Physician Assistant Education Association, Fellow
    • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow