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Gordon Wright Bates, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Accepts New Patients
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About
"Dr. Bates received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and his MD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, he practiced obstetrics and gynecology in rural Georgia before his fellowship. Dr. Bates completed his Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He subsequently served on the faculty at Wilford Hall Medical Center before his 10+ years as the fellowship and division director at UAB where he attained tenured full professor status. Dr. Bates is a board-certified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His focus involves polycystic ovarian syndrome and its metabolic sequelae, as well as numerous aspects of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (IVF) resulting in numerous chapters and reviews, over 50 peer-reviewed publications and hundreds of local, regional and national presentations. His clinical acumen and bedside manner have made him a patient favorite with multiple awards. Dr. Bates is also active with numerous leadership roles in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Dr. Bates' commitment to education has resulted in numerous teaching and education awards including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists mentor of the year in 2016."

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of Alabama School of Medicine (1991)
  • Residency: Ob/Gyn, University of Tennessee, Dept. of OB/GYN (1995)
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology, Brigham and Women's Hospital (2001)
Certifications
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Gordon Wright Bates, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(52)
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Sep 4, 2020
great first experience. it was clear he had reviewed my chart. familiar with my history. answered all of my questions and set up a plan moving forward
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Sep 3, 2020
he was very kind and informative.
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Aug 31, 2020
Dr. Bates was very friendly, knowledgable, and took time to explain my plan with me. I truly appreciate the feeling of him taking his time to talk with me and not feeling rushed (like in most dr. visit - not at Baylor Scott)
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Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Bates is so kind and caring and takes the time to make sure all of your questions are answered. I never feel rushed or like he doesn't care. he actually reviews your chart before coming in and pays attention. We love him!
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Aug 23, 2020
dr Bates explains everything so clearly and even diagrams the process to better understand complicated things related to our issues. I appreciate the time he takes to explain everything and make me feel as comfortable with the procedure as possible before ever trying to schedule the follow up procedures
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Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Bates was very kind and spent time discussing my health and answering questions.
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Aug 18, 2020
Dr was very helpful in answering all our questions.
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Aug 17, 2020
He really showed concern and made a point to explain things to me so i would understand.
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Jul 29, 2020
I've had very good visits with Dr. Bates and his team.
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Jul 23, 2020
Dr Bates, listened to me and my problem. He showed that he cares and is willing to help and provide me with care needed for my health condition. Overall, gre
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Jul 4, 2020
was not in a rush to attend to me, he listened to me and answered my questions and told me going forward on what next to do to achieve a posit result.
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Jul 2, 2020
wry helpful and took his time to sit and explain
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Jun 30, 2020
First time visiting this Dr. As I walked through hallway he greeted me and said he would be with me shortly. It made me feel welcome and more st ease. He explained everything to me, went over all my records, checked me and sent over everything with me and was confident that he can help me and made me feel confident as well.
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Bates is very knowledgeable and compassionate. He goes above and beyond to show he cares about your problems.
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Jun 18, 2020
Dr Bates explained things to me in a compassionate way. He addressed my concerns and was proactive in taking care of what needed to be done. I also appreciate that he is very experienced in this field of medicine.
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Jun 15, 2020
Dr. Bates was amazing, from the time he introduced himself pre-op in the ER, post-op and follow-up visits! He even made a personal call the day of discharge from the hospital and a day after, really showed he cared for his patients... Truly one of the best surgeons and doctors we have ever met!
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May 17, 2020
It was okay
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