Our People Make the Difference!
We believe in hiring compassionate and caring people.
Dr. Jeffrey Bates is one of our two medical directors for Bluebonnet Health Services - Hospice. Dr. Bates is not only a part of the Bluebonnet family, but he is also a hospitalist at Coryell Health System in Gatesville. He is the medical director of EMS for Coryell County and the Emergency Department in Gatesville. In 2013, Dr. Bates was appointed to the position of Vice President for Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Coryell Memorial Healthcare System. Dr. Bates has been the main hospice physician in Bell, Coryell, and Milam counties for over ten years. He completed two residencies at Scott and White in Temple, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, followed by a research fellowship training program working in cancer pain. Before practicing medicine, Dr. Bates earned his master's degree in Aging and Adult studies and worked as an EMT, 911 operator, and fire rescue dispatcher in rural North Florida.
Dr. Bates and his wife, Jennifer, have eight children. Jennifer has been a hospice nurse practitioner for 10 years in the Waco, Temple, Killeen, and Cameron areas, and prior to that, she was a hospice nurse case manager for 10 years. She volunteers at Hope Pregnancy Center in Temple. The two are active in numerous mission projects in over five countries around the world.
At Bluebonnet, your health, safety, and comfort are our primary concerns. We will work closely with your physician to tailor a plan of care specifically for you.
Our seasoned, knowledgeable, and accomplished staff of home health professionals will oversee your care and administrate the appropriate components as prescribed by your doctor.
Improving Quality of Life
The team at Bluebonnet Health Services strives for the highest level of care for its patients. By treating each person under our care like they were our loved ones, we have firmly planted ourselves in the community as a trusted home care provider. We are proud members of the Waco community and plan to serve McLennan county for many years to come.