Dr Andrew Bates

Dr Andrew Bates

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCP (UK)

Endocrinology

33 years of experience
23 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

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4.92

Explanation

4.94

Top feedback

“Takes the time to listen, explains things really well and puts you at ease. “
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Subspecialty

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Physicians: 44246
  • General Medical Council: 3262027
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £125

    Practices worked at

    Spire Little Aston Hospital

    Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom, B74 3UP
    84 reviews

    OneWelbeck

    1 Welbeck St, Marylebone, London, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0AR
    79 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    08:00 - 20:00
    Tue
    08:00 - 20:00
    Wed
    08:00 - 20:00
    Thu
    08:00 - 20:00
    Fri
    08:00 - 20:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00

    About

    Dr Andrew Bates is a Consultant Endocrinologist & Diabetologist with over 20 years of experience. He is based at the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust, and is clinical lead for endocrinology at the Heart of England foundation trust in Birmingham. He has a clinical interest in all of the main areas of main areas of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

    Dr Bates qualified from Leeds University Medical School in 1987, with an additional degree in Chemical Pathology and a Distinction in Microbiology. His postgraduate experience and training was obtained in West Yorkshire and the Midlands. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1990 on his first attempt. Following this, he was awarded a Sheldon Research Fellowship, to fund three years of research, under the supervision of Professor RN Clayton. This research into the molecular genetics and epidemiology of pituitary tumours, culminated in the award of his MD thesis in 1997. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003 and is a member of the Society for Endocrinology, European Society of Endocrinology, Endocrine Society (USA) and Diabetes (UK).

    Alongside his clinical work, Dr Bates continues to publish in peer reviewed journals and attends national and international conferences regularly in order to maintain up to date and high standards of clinical care.

    Patient feedback is central in ensuring high quality care. Following his last 360 deg appraisal, 25/26 patients were 'very satisfied' with their consultation. Comments such as ‘The doctor was excellent and always has been’ ' A very competent doctor’ ‘Prepared to listen and give his time’ ‘Friendly and made me feel at ease, provide strong evidence of high quality care.

    Feedback from colleagues is also very relevant. In the same 360 deg appraisal,15/15 colleagues rated him as good/outstanding for clinical assessment and 16/16 good/outstanding for patient management. Both scores were above the national/specialty average. Across the whole spectrum of clinical care, 80/80 responses were good/outstanding. 

    Outside of work he enjoys playing sport, cycling, gardening, listening to music and reading.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Adrenocorticotropic stimulation test
    • Blood glucose monitoring
    • Dexamethasone suppression test
    • Fine needle thyroid biopsy
    • Pituitary function test
    • Synacthen test
    • Thyroid disease
    • Overactive thyroid disorders
    • Hyper and hypothyroidism
    • Pituitary disease
    • Bone disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • Calcium disorders;
    • Parathyroid disease;
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • Hirsutism,
    • Prolactin disorders
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Addison's disease
    • Gynaecomastia
    • Disorders of testosterone secretion
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    Procedures

    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
    • Adrenocorticotropin Stimulation Tests (ACTH)
    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
    • Fine Needle Thyroid Biopsy
    • Pituitary Function Test
    • Synacthen Test
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Thyroid Problems
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Graves’ Disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Prolactinoma
    • Acromegaly or Gigantism
    • Addison’s Disease
    • Adrenal Disease
    • Cushing’s Syndrome
    • Diabetes
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Disorders of Bone Metabolism
    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Goitre
    • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Hormone Disorders (Male)
    • Hormone Imbalances and Disorders (Female)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Parathyroid Disease
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Reproductive Disorders
    • Thyroid Nodules
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
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    Education

    • BSc (Hons) Leeds University 1987
    • MBChB Leeds University Medical School 1987
    • MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1990
    • MD 1997
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2003
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    Thyroid Problems
    9/36
    Hyperthyroidism
    2/36
    Blood Glucose Monitoring
    1/36
    Graves’ Disease
    1/36
    Osteoporosis
    1/36
    Prolactinoma
    1/36
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    Patient seen for:
    Takes the time to listen, explains things really well and puts you at ease.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Dr Bates is fantastic. He really listens & he's very clear when he's explaining my condition and treatment options. I always feel reassured and informed when I have seen him.
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    (5/5)
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    My appointment with Dr Bates was very reasuring. He listened attentively to my concerns and symptoms and then offered indepth explanation of why I could be feeling this way. I felt comfortable, at ease and in no way rushed during my consultation, I can absolutely recommend Dr Bates.
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    (5/5)
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    Dr Bates is always very helpful and explains everything fully
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    (5/5)
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    Thorough with his explanations of the thyroid illness I have and the treatment options available and I was not rushed into making a decision while I weighed these up. A very patient centred approach which I appreciate.
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    (5/5)
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    Put me at ease from our first consultation, and explained clearly what would happen going forwards to confirm the diagnosis. Friendly and approachable with a nice splash of humour!
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I am really pleased to have Dr Bates as my consultant for a recently diagnosed thyroid issue. He is very approachable and takes the time to listen to and answer my questions and concerns - which can take a while! He obviously has great knowledge of his subject area but explains things clearly and has made sure I’ve been aware of the pros and cons of all treatment options. I would recommend him to anyone needing support for a new or existing health problem.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Dr Bates clearly explained his findings to me in a clear and concise manner
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    I have found Dr Bates to be very knowledgeable, explaining my condition and prescribing and monitoring my care over the last year. He explained clearly at the first consultation the treatment plan going forward and gave me time to ask any questions. Whilst having ongoing treatment during the trying times of Covid 19 lockdown, I was able to email his secretary and be given treatment/medication advice both via phone consultation and email which was very reassuring. Many thanks.
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    Very positive, very clear. He is able to be very informative as well as putting you at your ease with a little humour. I understood what was happening next & in what order etc.
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