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400 W. Camino Casa Verde,
Suite 200
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone: 520-625-1760
Fax: 520-648-9496

8290 S. Houghton Road,
Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85747
Phone: 520-873-6200
Fax: 520-873-6222

6567 E. Carondelet Dr.
Suite 225
Tucson, AZ 85710
Phone: 520-886-3432
Fax: 520-886-0169

Kathryn L. Bates, D.O., FACC, FASE

Cardiology & Cardiovascular Disease

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
310 Ratings


  • Fellowships: Cardiovascular Imaging & Cardiovascular Disease, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
  • Medical School: Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, IL

About The Provider

Kathryn Bates, DO is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Bates is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography.

After completing her postgraduate education, Dr. Bates practiced cardiology in an academic setting for three years. She was a staff cardiologist for Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Arizona, and actively involved in medical research. Her work in evaluating the effects of statins in congestive heart failure has been published in major medical journals. In 2003, Dr. Bates returned to the University of Arizona for a one-year Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging, and has been in private practice since then.

Dr. Bates is dedicated to bringing evidence-based medicine, with patient driven care, to pursue the best outcomes for her patients.
When not in the clinic, Dr. Bates enjoys mountain biking and road cycling, music (mandolin and guitar), traveling, cooking, and reading. She also has interest in health, fitness, and nutrition.


  • General, Invasive/Non-Invasive Cardiology
  • Management of Heart Disease in Women
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Patients' confidence in Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language


Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Jul 20, 2019
Dr. Bates is very pro-active in providing excellent care.
Jul 19, 2019
We have recommended Dr. Bates to dozens of patients since we first met her.
Jul 19, 2019
the best!
Jul 18, 2019
She is excellent! I trust her judgment - like her very much.
Jul 7, 2019
Dr Bates care about your complete health not just in her area of expertise
Jul 4, 2019
Dr. Bates is wonderful. I never felt rushed. She answered all my questions and I felt that I was part of the procedure. This is so important. I am glad that I found her.
Jul 1, 2019
Dr Bates has a very friendly yet professional manner that is engaging and aids in her approach to interacting with her patients. She is open and frank in her discussions regarding your condition and treatment options.
Jun 30, 2019
Fabulous Dr. Bates, I have already referred 3 people
May 31, 2019
I really like Dr Bates
May 28, 2019
Dr. Bates is the best!
May 12, 2019
would mark higher if there was a spot beyond very good
May 8, 2019
Dr Bates friendly, concerned, good advice in spite of my continuing desire to live a medicine free life...sure I'm not being realistic or wise. Followup in a few months. Confident I have a very good and concerned doctor in Dr. Bate's. I'm fortunate!
May 7, 2019
Dr. Bates did a wonderful job in relaying all the information, any concerns and discussing future options.
May 4, 2019
excellent Dr. She always explains everything so I can understand it. She addresses all my concerns. I will definitely recommend her to my friends
Apr 30, 2019
Dr. Bates is a wonderful and companionate doctor.
Apr 23, 2019
*Dr. Bate was kind and cared about me and my situation. Very warm & welcoming.
Apr 17, 2019
i was quite concerned when Dr. Bates left her old location on Swan that i would find it difficult to be seen by her - she is such an excellent doctor! Her old office was also very efficient and kind. I am relieved and glad this new place is equally so.
Apr 14, 2019
Dr. Bates has an exceptionally high level of "bedside manner" or empathy. She was extraordinarily attentive with a genuine interest in my case of PMR. I'm more than well satisfied with her as my doctor.
Apr 12, 2019
for several years of contact with this doctor, I have felt very positive about all of the above.
Mar 18, 2019
I have been a patient of Dr. Bates and when She came to Carondelet I followed her. She is a wonderful Doctor and a compassionate human being.
Mar 14, 2019
*Dr. Bates is excellent in all ways. I have recommended her to 3 friends. They all like her, too.
Mar 13, 2019
Dr Bates is outstanding. Upon receiving my test results she called me personnaly to discuss them and set an appointment. Appreciate the personal touch
Mar 12, 2019
*Dr. Kathryn Bates was great, friendly, down to Earth. Spoke/explained in lay terms. Absolutely would recommend this physician.
Feb 28, 2019
she was very cool!
Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Bates was very helpful and used good judgement.
Feb 15, 2019
I was a patient of Dr. Bates when she was located on Swan. I am happy to find her again.
Feb 14, 2019
Feb 13, 2019
All good.
Jan 24, 2019
*Dr. Bates treats you like a person not just a patient. Seen her since 2009.
Jan 15, 2019
First time a met Dr. Bates - would recommend her. Great bedside manner.
Jan 14, 2019
Dr. Bates is AA+
Jan 11, 2019
I had seen Dr Kathryn Bates several years ago and was extremely happy to find her again. I have recommended her to family and friends in the past and will continue to do so.
Jan 9, 2019
Dr. Bates is an excellent Doctor very concerned about your health. recommends slight changes in everyday activities to improve heart health.
Jan 4, 2019
Have recommended Dr. Bates to friends.
Jan 1, 2019
Very professional and kind.
Dec 24, 2018
excellent experience!
Dec 23, 2018
This was the second time I have visited Dr. Bates, the other was when she was in another practice. My former cardiologist retired recently and I am looking forward to Dr. Bates treating me. I am comfortable with her care.
Dec 22, 2018
I have had Dr. Bates as my cardiologist for several years and I was thrilled when she joined your practice. She is an excellent cardiologist!
Dec 19, 2018
*Dr. Bates has been my cardiologist for several years. She was new to this clinic.
Dec 19, 2018
Dr Bates is wonderful
Dec 18, 2018
I have been a patient of *Dr. Bates for a number of years, and I am extremely happy that she is back in Tucson - so close to me.
Dec 18, 2018
one of the Best doctors I have ever gone to!
Dec 16, 2018
I have been seeing Dr. Bates for several years at two other facilities. She is an outstanding doctor and person. Her care and interaction with me has been the very best possible.
Dec 12, 2018
*Dr. Bates has been my doctor for 13 years and she has always been the greatest, understanding to my needs & health, very caring!
Dec 11, 2018
Glad that Dr Bates has joined this group
Dec 8, 2018
Dr Bates is friendly, caring, outgoing and very good listener. Thorough explanation of results and multiple options for path forward were provided and discussed
Nov 28, 2018
*Dr. Bates is very friendly, professional, and caring. Took time to answer questions, not in a hurry to leave the room.
Nov 27, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
I'm a long time patient of *Dr. K. Bates. I like her and am satisfied with her and her practice.
Nov 22, 2018
Dr Bates is one the most caring Drs I have met most recently. She speaks to her patients so that they understand the problems, and doesn't speak over their level. she is warm and caring. I would highly recommend her to my friends.
Nov 20, 2018
All of them are really nice to me. I did not get any medications
Nov 20, 2018
After 1 1/2 months since she saw me in the ER she remembered me and mentioned that my son was with me at that time. Amazing!
Nov 20, 2018
A great first visit with Dr Bates. She came highly recommended by our long time friends and they were correct. A pleasant visit. Thanks
Oct 27, 2018
Dr. Bates explained things until I completely understood my diagnoses.
Oct 25, 2018
Dr. Bates is an excellent heart dr.
Oct 25, 2018
very knowledgeable and clear recommendations
Oct 25, 2018
I would highly recommend Dr. Bates. She is one of the most caring, personable physicians I have dealt with in my health care arena.
Oct 23, 2018
We love Dr. Bates and had a very difficult time until we found her at your practice. We were very relieved to be back in her care.