Micah Bates P.A. –C.

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Instructor of Neurological Surgery, Division of Skull Base and Cerebrovascular School of Medicine

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4.5 out of 5 (346 Ratings, 109 Comments)


  • Neurological Surgery

Special focus on

  • Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Spine


  • M.Sc., University of St. Francis, Albuquerque New Mexico 2012


Micah Bates, P.A.-C. joined the OHSU Neurosurgery Department in 2012 and initially worked with surgical spine patients both pre- and post-operatively. He is currently working in the Non-operative Spine Clinic with a focus on patient evaluation, conservative care and education. 

In his free time he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children. When time permits, he is happiest hiking and backpacking in the Oregon and Washington wilderness. Otherwise, he makes do with running and biking in the Portland area.

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Patient Ratings

4.5 out of 5 (346 Ratings, 109 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Micah provided outstanding medical care. He is an excellent listener and conducted a caring and very thorough exam. He explained my health status in easy to understand terms. He is one of the best medical professionals that I have ever had.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Very professional and knowledgeable. Explained well. Answered all questions.

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Very pleased with Micha Bates. He spent a lot of time with me explaining what he was doing and seemed genuinely concerned with my problems. I would certainly recommend him in the future. I felt very well cared for. 

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Micah Bates was extremely informative. He was very, very, compassionate. If you returns my calls, he explained everything very well, and I felt really comfortable and assisted supportive most likely, so, thank you.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    All Good

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Very thoughtful and considerate. Able to explain my problem and took me to the next step. Called back with results and also put them in my chart.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Micah is thorough and gave me all the information I wanted and needed. He guided me to the next steps and the docs to see without pushing me in any one direction. I think he’s pretty terrific.

  • Oct 03, 2019

    Thorough, knowledgeable, a good listener, thoughtful, very present with me.

  • Sep 26, 2019

    Great Dr and staff

  • Sep 20, 2019

    Good discussion. Options reviewed and selection made. The after visit summary was not very helpful; a few words of jargon apparently helpful to medical people, but meaningless to me. It would be helpful if there was a brief summary in layman terms.

  • Sep 20, 2019

    informative and thourough

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Very professional and courteous people. :)

  • Sep 19, 2019

    He was not at thorough as I expected. He did not ask questions that I have been dealing with. He did simple normal legs and feet exam, and even I explained my problem, he seems ignore that. I do not think that he really did not understood what I am going through. I think his brain was somewhere else on that day.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    Dr Micha Bates was thorough and listened to me carefully.

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Hi, I saw my son last week and I (INAUDIBLE)was very thorough and very nice and, I was very happy with the visit.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    very nice,and honest.

  • Sep 14, 2019

    Very nice explained everything and asked lots of guestions about conditions

  • Sep 08, 2019

    He was a wonderful doctor. I enjoyed him, he was thorough, he explained everything, he took time with me. I was scared because I have multiple issues. He's got things taken care of immediately, he contacted my primary doctor, it was a wonderful wonderful experience and I am so thankful that I have him as a doctor. I would recommend him to anyone and I would recommend OHSU as I have to have heart surgery, I have to have back surgery, and I have to see hematology because I have a severe sarcoidosis, and he was so thorough and I'm so happy and pleased with OHSU and their doctors. Thank you.

  • Aug 30, 2019

    He was attentive and i feel he listened.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Extremely efficient and skilled with very clear understanding of my problem and very clear options. Impressive!

  • Aug 09, 2019

    Everyone at OHSU was very polite respectful and noligable.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    professional, efficient, timely, thorough, thoughtful

  • Jul 25, 2019

    My experience was very pleasant and very the doctor was very informative. We really appreciated his time and patience in going through all of my issues and would recommend that to anyone. Thank you.

  • Jul 05, 2019

    Discussed back pain with provider. Very kind. Does not seem aware of my muscle pains/spasms could be related to Atorvastatin which I started over a month ago.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Very thorough. He explained my options and came up with a clear plan. He took the time to answer all my questions and spoke in terms that a non medical person could understand.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I was very much impressed with this provider. So I was very happy to have him as my provider. Thank you.

  • Jun 25, 2019

    He was very informative and to the point. He told me what I needed to do to work towards having my disc issues resolved.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Thorough and professional. Just too far from our home and too crowded.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Micah has been very respectful and thorough with me and my spine and nerve damage issues.

  • Jun 17, 2019

    Micah was kind, thorough, and validated my concerns. My stress level over my injury has decreased so much since I met with him. Thank you!

  • Jun 17, 2019

    Micah Bates was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his exam. He was compassionate and provided good direction, advice, and I will be looking forward to following up with him. Thank you.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Reassured on information we already knew.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    He was very personable, knowledgeable, Thorough in his examination, gave me options and pros and cons for each. I did not feel rushed, he asked if I had questions and was a great listener. I left feeling confident in my plan and knowing that if my symptoms got worse he would be there to support me in the next part of this wellness journey.

  • May 31, 2019

    Took the time to explain imaging and took the time to explain different options.

  • May 24, 2019

    I thought this provider was extremely helpful, very patient and thorough and I would recommend him to anybody. I look forward to working with him in the future.

  • May 17, 2019

    My PA was excellent! Took a lot of time learning about my issues. I felt that he cared and would provide well for my care.

  • May 09, 2019

    He explained everything to me, and said to feel free to call if I had other problems

  • May 04, 2019

    I literally had no wait time. Micah was very pleasant & thorough.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Yes, it was nice seeing the doctor. It was very pleasant and everything, but it was his reasoning, it was the fact that he'd take a person that's been in a power chair for 20 years that has a crushed neck, and tell him that he has to go to physical therapy to have surgery. I do not agree with that. I do not agree with any doctor that would put that to a patient like me. So thank you very much.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    He listens.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Michael Bates was very detailed and thorough in his explanations about procedures and anything else, but he did excellent job and I would recommend them.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Was very good.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    No help

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Micah Bates is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He explained to me a lot of things I didn't know about my condition, and he showed me...pointed out actually places on my x-rays, showed me what was going on with between my neck and my back and what not, and he just seemed very, very knowledgeable, and explained things to me and ways that I could understand. So, thank you.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    The person I worked with was excellent. He answered my questions and was very kind and very sensitive.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Micah Bates is absolutely wonderful. So, so kind and such a compassionate person. Truly compassionate to...to my back pain and I wish he was my internist. He's just a very, very kind man, and he's very thorough and he explained to me in detail what is wrong with my back, and what my options are, and anyway, I just...I had a wonderful experience every time I see him...it's...he's always made me feel better and that there's hope for my back pain because it's...it's very debilitating and Michah's nothing but a kind, compassionate, professional, and I'm very, very happy that have him as my...as my doctor...or as my physician's assistant at OHSU.

  • Apr 05, 2019

    The p.a. I saw was excellent. He was professional, answered all questions, explained so we could understand. Said he would get back to us in a couple days. Appt was at 1:30 and I received a call at 10am the next morning

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Very pleasant and took time to listen and explain options and treatment.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    My experience was awesome. It was way more informative than doctors I've seen in the recent past and I look forward to going back.

  • Mar 16, 2019

    Micah was very informative and put everything into perspective. He gave the most detailed information I’ve heard yet, even though the information wasn’t not very hopeful. I hope physical therapy will understand the challenges I have, even though the challenges I have aren’t reflective of my X-rays and MRI.

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