LocationsCoryell Memorial Hospital
1507 West Main Street
Gatesville Texas, 76528
Phone: (254) 865-8251
Fax: (254) 248-6306
About Jeffrey Bates, MD, CMO
Dr. Jeff Bates is an established physician with over 20 years experience as a hospitalist and emergency physician. Dr. Bates joined Coryell Health in July of 2010 as a hospitalist and urgent care/walk in clinic doctor. In August of 2011 he took on the role of Medical Director of Coryell EMS and Coryell Health Emergency Department. With the rapid growth of the institution, the Coryell Health, Board of Directors appointed Dr. Bates to the position of Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Coryell Health in 2013.
As the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bates, takes great pride in the care provided at Coryell Health. He spear headed the effort that led to the expansion and renovation project that greatly expanded the scope of care and services provided in the Central Texas communities that Coryell Health serves.
Before practicing medicine, Dr. Bates worked as an EMT and drove an ambulance in 3 rural North Florida counties. He went to paramedic school and worked as a 911 operator and fire rescue dispatcher in Gainesville, Florida. After medical school he moved to Texas where he completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a research fellowship at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/ Texas A & M University.
In his spare time, Dr. Bates enjoys traveling with his wife Jennifer. Together they have 8 children. He is active in his church and is involved in numerous mission projects. With the influence of other mission minded physicians at Coryell Health, he started a 501c3 with projects in 7 underserved countries as well as a local plan to bring Hospice Houses to Central Texas through TheLordsWork.org.
University of N. Florida BA in Biopsychology
MS in Health Sciences with an emphasis on Aging and Administration
MD St. George’s University School of Medicine 1993-1997
Texas A & M University – Scott & White Memorial Hospital
Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Texas A & M University – Scott and White Memorial Hospital
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
The American Medical Association’s National Outstanding Resident Award
The National MedPeds Residents’ Association’s, Founder and Past-President
Texas Medical Association, Residents and Fellows Committee, Past-Chair
Texas Medical Association, Young Physicians Section, Past-Chair
Association of Emergency Physician, Past-President