Hometown: Lodi, New Jersey
Medical School: Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine (Kansas City, MO)
Dr. Bates is from Lodi, NJ which is roughly 10 miles west of the George Washington Bridge in New York City. She earned an Associate degree in Accounting from Bergen County Community College and a Bachelor degree in Economics from Columbia University. After working as a staff accountant for a community bank for 14 years she decided to go to medical school and graduated from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, MO. Dr. Bates is passionate about internal medicine/primary care and excited to be completing her residency here in Ithaca. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking/eating interesting food, and spending time with family and friends.