Micah Bates P.A. –C.

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

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5 (307 Ratings, 66 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 (307 Ratings, 66 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

  • Feb 27, 2019

    He’s alright, kind of robotic

  • Feb 17, 2019

    Not sure just a first time information meeting, they didn't have all my information ready

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Micah Bates is very knowledgeable, patient, and kind, which are all great qualities when discussing something serious like back trouble. I am glad I have had the opportunity to meet with him and that I can continue under his guidance. He is also very responsive on My Chart.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    Yes, I thought he was very thorough, but I thought he was cold and he kept telling me asking me all about my history and then saying that he couldn't help me with that can help me with this. Well, then why I asked me if I'm asking him questions about things. I just didn't think that was a preventative said I had a DD and I just don't appreciate it hurt my feelings, and I was very nervous at the office visit. So anyway, I didn't it bothers me and I ended up crying to the whole visit. So anyway, thank you.

  • Jan 30, 2019

    I was interviewed extensively by Micah Bates about my back pain, and the surgeries that may have caused the pain I continue to have in my neck. This pain causes extreme headaches at least three to four times a week. I appreciate the time Micah Bates gave me to explain the problems I have. I only hope that the reference he gave me to Asante for rehab will work for my mobility. Getting around with the pain in my back is very hard and if it wasn't for walls in my house I wouldn't be able to walk from my bedroom to the living room.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    good first impression, will need to see again to have more to comment about.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    The provider took his time and went over all my health information and was very sincere

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Yeah, I think Micah just is a super, super good person and did a really good job explaining to me ... all that I need needed to know, and very happy.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    So my recent visit and prior visits to this one actually (INAUDIBLE) with me this time. The provider is more worried about getting me out of the room didn't listen to anything I have to say. Anything I do tell him he tries to flip and basically turn into something that I never even stated. So I actually hate going there and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

  • Jan 14, 2019

    I felt that he was thoughtful, concerned, and listened closely to my comments.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    I think that Micah Bates is really good. I've always questioned physician assistants thinking that you know, they don't maybe know as much as the doctor, but I really really feel confident with him. I think he's really great. He's got a great attitude about how you know talks to you and what he says to you and his knowledge and you wouldn't even think he's the physician's assistant you think he's the doctor so I've been very impressed with him.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    My experience was great. He was polite and courteous, he acted like he knew who I was and he had pre read my case so he was familiar with what was going on when he came in the room, unlike some doctors. So with that said he answered all my questions, gave me all the information I think that was available, just suggested several different options for me to consider and left it open for me to decide what I thought I might want to try next. All in all it was a great person to visit to get all the information without being confused. Well, there you go.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    I was unhappy because the provider did not look into possibilities in a positive way with surgery. He only listed... however he didn't look in any possible positive into surgery could afford me as a patient if it was successful, so I am unhappy at this point. Thank you.

  • Dec 27, 2018

    Great patient care

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Very professional and made me feel like he really cares about me!

  • Dec 21, 2018

    Yes, I felt very comfortable with this doctor. He explained things thoroughly, he had charts available. If we had a question, he didn't take any hesitation about it, he would go further and explain. I felt very good about the whole experience.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    He was ready with knowledge of our last visit and my issues. He listened to my questions and answered them. I feel I had a thorough follow up that was incredibly helpful in my healing process

  • Dec 14, 2018

    Yes, Micah was very thorough and yeah, I recommend him.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Check-In and wait time were very efficient. Meeting with Micah Bates went very well overall. I thought I was supposed to get an MRI at this appointment, but apparently there was a mis-communication from my Doctors office or otherwise. PA-Bates was very honest, checked me over pretty well, and there was nothing I really didn't expect. Appreciate his honesty of my health situation.

  • Dec 12, 2018

    He was very thorough, patient, kind, and informative.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    He recalled my previous visit to him with complete accuracy. He was very knowledgable and explained in terms we could understand.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Most professional and detailed. Could not have expected more of an initial visit.

  • Nov 19, 2018

    The reception/check-in staff was very helpful. PA Micah Bates did an excellent job of explaining all options on my diagnosis.

  • Nov 17, 2018

    Micah Bates, he was very thorough was very kind theater do some self wash. His hands shook my hand, and then he proceeded to explain everything that I have wrong with my back. He showed me very explicitly on the on my MRI that I had done earlier in the summer, and then he gave me different options of what I could do for treatment and you all around he was just wonderful. Thank you.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He was very knowledgeable about CMT and about my personal problems. I felt he saw me as an individual and that his recommendations were well thought-out.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    This is wife. My husband has been in severe pain for 8 years with 2 compression fractures in his spine. He has done acupuncture, massage, Chiropractic Care, shots and his back, Physical Therapy - nothing has worked. So we want to get something done about his back and now we're back to square one going to physical therapy. That was the result. Why can't we see a doctor who specializes in the kind of health problem my husband has? He needs to see a specialist, a doctor, and he needs to be treated for this, not just sent the physical therapy, which he's been doing for years. And it only has a very temporary effect. Thank you.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    I was very happy, very thorough, on time, very efficient. So yes, I'm very happy with my visit with Mr. Bates.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    It was just a plain not what I was expecting. You guys did not have any further information for me. He just like gave me choices and I didn't have the information, I felt like, to make the right choice.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    He was clear with his explanations about my spinal issues, and worked collaboratively with me to sculpt a plan of action.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    I sought out Micah after talking to a neurosurgeon who was in too much of a rush to discuss my concerns. I found Micah to be thorough, respectful and very good at explaining the various options along with the risks of each option.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    More than I anticipated. I was impressed from the moment I stepped into the building and by the receptionist and the doctor himself.

  • Nov 02, 2018

    Very nice, gentle and accurate.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    He answered alot of my questions.

  • Oct 22, 2018

    Very Professional

  • Oct 19, 2018

    i have been pleased by the friendly, helpful and comptent care i have received. Special mention to Dr. James Meeker and staff!

  • Sep 28, 2018

    I obtained more complete and helpful information about my condition than I had been able to obtain from the physicians I had consulted previously.

  • Sep 21, 2018

    A very well run organization!

  • Sep 19, 2018

    Micah explained everything to where we(my husband and I) understood. He listened and answered all of our questions.

  • Sep 13, 2018

    Kind, careful and responsive; I really appreciated it!

  • Sep 06, 2018

    Micha was very helpful and explained my situation in details easy to understand. He spend a lot of time with me and respected my opinions while informing me about the options.

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Very thorough, helpful, patient with good follow through.

  • Sep 01, 2018

    Micah was very knowledgeable, professional, and eager to help. He explained options to me in a way that I could easily understand.Liz, who took my x-rays was very nice and helped make the process of having my x-rays taken very pleasant and quick.

  • Aug 17, 2018

    Micah was very clear, and informative!

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Micah was great he used clear communication and made sure that I knew all the options.

  • Aug 04, 2018

    I really appreciate Dr. Bates at the spine center. He listens, understands, doesn't try to convince me that I don't have back issues, is very concerned, a team player, and I just really appreciate Dr. Bates and the people that work there.

  • Aug 02, 2018

    Micah was respectful and kind in my first visit with him. He served as a great connector to other providers on the Spine team. Moreover he analyzed my images ordered the same day! Very prompt!

  • Jul 28, 2018

    very patient with seniors and seemed truly concerned about my husband's back problems and trying to find help for him.

  • Jul 27, 2018

    Got to the appointment early. Was able to get in to the appointment early. Meeting with Dr. Micah Bates was direct and to the point. I thought it went very well.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Micah was good and thorough. Professional and friendly. There was a redundant question that the MA asked that was on yhe paper questionnaire. It bugged me that it was redundant.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    Hi, I had an appointment with Michael Bates today at OHSU, and Mr. Bates is a 5 star high quality medical professional. I appreciate so much the quality service that he has treated me with. Thank you.

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