Dr. Jackson Gates, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices (MDC-Atlanta). The current medical practice for MDC-Atlanta was initiated in 2009 with a mission to improve medical practice efficiency and effective communication between patients, physicians, laboratory medicine specialists, and other medical specialists. Over the past nine (9) years, Dr Gates has successfully transitioned our medical practice into a unique, “One STOP ” multi-specialty micro-practice in the greater Atlanta area that includes not only general adult medicine but also affordable,convenient, fast and accurate diagnostic laboratory medicine under one medical practice umbrella.
As a General Practitioner (Generalist, Primary Care Physician):
Dr. Gates has an unrestricted medical license from the State of Georgia to practice General Medicine (Primary Care) and Laboratory Medicine. In his medical career, Dr. Gates has written prescriptions for thousands of different types of medications over his career, personally treated and managed patients with a range of clinical diseases with a clinical practice record demonstrating the highest level of standards of care. While carrying out his private, solo medical practice duties, he continues to provide short-term coverage for general clinical services to a variety of medical practice offices throughout Atlanta metropolis, in addition to providing MOBILE MEDICAL CARE. Examples of clinical cases that Dr. Gates has treated and managed as a general practitioner, even among other clinical colleagues with PEER-REVIEW, include sexually transmitted infections, diabetes, hypertension, abnormal lipid profile, arthritis, shingles, autoimmune diseases, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infection, skin rash, skin cancer, acute gastrointestinal disease, hepatitis, chronic pain syndrome, headaches, blood/bleeding disorder, and much more. Dr. Gates has personally, directly clinically evaluated, treated and managed well over thirty-thousand (30,000) Patients over his extensive medical career (PROVEN EXPERIENCE YOU CAN TRUST AND DEPEND ON).
As a Laboratory Medicine Specialist/Pathologist:
Dr. Gates has diagnosed different types of diseases, including a variety of cancers and other acute/chronic diseases with proven accuracy and proficiency when compared to his medical peers. Dr. Gates holds a certificate of completion of training to interpret gynecological (PAP-SMEARS) and non-gynecological (thyroid, breast, lymph node, soft tissue ASPIRATIONS, etc) liquid-based cytological samples (Cytyc Corporation, Massachusetts). He has maintained a record of excellence in the Nationally Required Cytology Proficiency Testing by College of American Pathologists (CAP) and American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Dr. Gates completed a five year, general pathology and laboratory medicine training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Dr. Gates trained under Dr. Robert Pascal, a world renown expert gastrointestinal pathologist while at Emory University School of Medicine. While at Emory, Dr. Gates trained under the great cytopathologist, Dr. Zuher M. Naib, also known along with Dr. Leopold G. Koss, as the founder of modern Cytopathology. While a second year resident, working directly with Dr. Naib reviewing cases at a two-headed microscope, Dr. Naib explained to Dr. Gates how he worked directly with Dr. Georgios Papanikolaous (a pathologist who created Pap-smears). Dr. Gates developed his skills in hematology while at Emory, working directly ,individually under the tutelage of Dr. Victor Napoli, who was a professor of hematopathology and hematology for over fifty years. He has practiced community based clinical medicine alongside family practitioners, internists, surgeons, gynecologists, hematologists/oncologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, dermatologists, and even plastic surgeons, among other medical specialists for many years with a proven record of excellence among his clinical peers. DR GATES HAS DIRECTLY EVALUATED and INTERPRETED MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND (100,000) CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGY CASES!!!
His general adult medicine and laboratory medical practice experiences have included solo and group practices in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Wyoming.
Dr. Gates’ areas of interest include:
Patient-centered Medical HOME (PCMH), personable direct physician (laboratory medicine specialist) to patient rapport,
Responsible and safe chronic pain management, CLICK HERE FOR SAFE PAIN MANAGEMENT
Patient-direct broad-spectrum clinical laboratory testing for diagnostic, preventative and maintenance care,
Rapid and accurate cancer diagnosis by limited cellular sampling and RAPID, thin-sliced tissue CONSULTATION,
Shared, digital-based diagnostic pathology imagery, GLOBAL second opinion; Telemedicine/Telepathology, utilizing SMART-PHONE Technology
Transparency and accountability in the practice of general adult medicine as well as diagnostic laboratory medicine.
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN DEPEND ON:
- Twenty-six (26) years of quality experience in community-based general adult medicine practice including direct patient care evaluation, treatment, and management since completing medical school.
- Routinely receives communication from patients regarding general health care questions and questions regarding specific diagnostic medical laboratory evaluations
- Previous active medical staff membership at a number of community hospitals in Georgia, Florida, and Wyoming.
- Quality experience as medical director at several community hospital medical laboratories and independent medical laboratories which would include Camden Medical Center, Saint Marys, Georgia, Riverton Memorial Hospital, Riverton Wyoming, Doctors Laboratory Inc, Valdosta, Georgia, Smith-Northview Hospital, Valdosta, Georgia, Berrien County Hospital, Nashville, Georgia, Madison County Hospital, Madison, Florida. Some of these laboratories under Dr. Gates’ medical directorship were certified by College of American Pathologists and The Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation.
A Physician Committed to Appropriate and Timely Communication.