A cum laude graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Bates earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She then completed her pediatric residency at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina.
Dr. Bates is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is an American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Lexington Medical Association and the South Carolina Medical Association. She has nearly 30 years of experience providing comprehensive pediatric services in the practice setting. In addition to direct patient care, she serves on the volunteer faculty as a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia and as volunteer faculty at MUSC.
At Lexington Pediatric Practice, Dr. Bates and the board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and highly skilled staff offer a full range of child-health services, including routine checkups, vaccinations and diagnostic services. As the first pediatric practice in the Town of Lexington, Lexington Pediatric Practice has served the community for more than 30 years.