Dr Bates’ undergraduate medical education was at Leeds University Medical School, during which time he obtained an additional degree in Chemical Pathology, together with a Distinction in microbiology. Postgraduate experience was obtained in West Yorkshire, North Staffordshire and the West Midlands. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians at the first attempt in 1990. He was successful in obtaining a Sheldon Research Fellowship to fund a period of three years of research, which culminated in the award of his MD thesis in 1997. Dr Bates became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.
Dr Bates is currently a busy full-time Consultant Endocrinologist/Diabetologist. He has a strong interest in all of the main areas of Endocrinology and Diabetes and has built up considerable experience over the last 22 years as a Consultant. He is directly responsible for Thyroid (ARSAC license holder enabling direct access to radioiodine for patients with overactive thyroid glands), Pituitary, Metabolic Bone (Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, Hyperparathyroidism), Reproductive Endocrinology (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, hirsutism, prolactin disorders), and General Endocrinology (Addison's disease, Adrenal disorders, gynaecomastia, disorders of testosterone secretion).
Playing sport, cycling, gardening, listening to music and reading
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Andrew Bates at Nuffield Health
- Endocrine investigations
Dr Bates continues to publish research in respected peer-reviewed journals and has an ongoing research interest in the epidemiology of pituitary disease and Addison's disease, new thyroid hormone assays and vitamin D deficiency in diabetic patients.
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
- Society for Endocrinology
- Endocrine Society (USA)
- Diabetes (UK)
Other post held
- Consultant Physician in General Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Andrew Bates does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Andrew Bates does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Andrew Bates does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.