Dr. John G. Bates

Title: Physician
Company: Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center
Location: Cuthbert, Georgia, United States

John Bates, Physician at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in practicing medicine.

After initially obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, Dr. Bates continued his education with a Doctor of Medicine from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has enjoyed a career of more than four decades in private practice from 1963 to 2006 and on the medical staff of Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center from 1963 to 2016. In addition, he has excelled as medical director with the Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home in Cuthbert from 2003 to 2008 and as the official coroner in Randolph County, Georgia.

Dr. Bates has been active in academia as a preceptor, peer reviewer and medical staff member for institutions including the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, the Morehouse School of Medicine, the Medical College of Georgia, the Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical Association of Georgia. To remain aware of ongoing changes in the field, he is a member of the Hospital Authority of Randolph County, Medical Association of Georgia, the Southern Medical Association, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association. Honoring his lengthy career, he received a recognition for 40 years of service from Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center and a certificate for 40 years of service from the staff of Randolph Medical Associates.

Dr. Bates’s love for people paved the way for his successful career as a family physician. He has a strong passion for helping others, which also explains his active civic and charitable engagement with the community. He is proudest of the countless people he cared for. A well-loved family physician in Georgia, he spent 40 years of his career in the state, where he helped bring 2,000 babies safely into the world. Dr. Bates is proud to have had a building in Cuthbert, Georgia named after him: the John G. Bates, M.D. Medical Office Building.

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