Our Providers

Rodney K. Bates, M.D.

Rodney K. Bates, M.D.

Dr. Rod Bates has been practicing Family Medicine in Lincoln County for nearly 45 years. He graduated from Berea College and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is a member of the KAFP and AAFP. Dr. Bates is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a recertification due in 2019. Dr. Bates is the Chair for the local Board of Health, Credentialing Chair for Fort Logan Hospital, and a member of the Risk Management Committee at Ephraim McDowell Hospital.

Dr. Bates and his wife Cindy share seven children and 16 grandchildren. He enjoys reading, UK sports, especially football, spending time with family, keeping up with advancements in medicine, being involved in medical care outside of private practice, and maintaining special relationships with his patient friends.



Offering both obstetrics and gynecology services specializing in pregnancy and female reproductive health. We provide a wide range of procedures for women’s health.


Child wellness check-ups can be scheduled annually or situationally. Our pediatric doctors and staff are available for your children when they are sick, and when they are well.


Bates, Miller, & Sims promotes cost-effective, whole-body health and midwifery services throughout Stanford, KY., providing the best medical care possible.


We welcome walk-ins and are open convenient hours to better serve you & your family. We offer a range of non-emergency services for a variety of urgent care conditions.