Erin has been the “backbone” of the office for over 10 years. She knows almost everything, and where to find out the rest, and will be your biggest advocate whether navigating your insurance or assisting with the pharmacy. In addition, she is passionate about good nutrition and exercise, and will be your cheerleader as you lose weight and feel better than ever with one of our wellness programs.
Erin is the ultimate “go-to” for staff and patients. She has been in the health care industry for many years and is EMT/paramedic trained. Erin is a joy and a great asset to our practice, and says she’s proud to work here because “we take great care of our patients and are proactive with wellness and prevention, in addition to treating illness.”
She is happily married, and loves spending time with her husband and three wonderful children.
Kimberly McCaughan MPAS, PA-C
Kim has been with us for the most part of seven years. She may be the first medical practitioner you see and is subsequently often requested by patients: “Everybody loves Kim”. She is knowledgeable, thorough, kind, and an awesome listener, in addition to having a warm personality and a great sense of humor.
Kim graduated summa cum laude, with a B.Sc in medical technology from UT Tyler, and then attained a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at UT Southwestern, Dallas.
She is an integral part of our team approach to comprehensive medical care. She thoroughly evaluates the patient and schedules pertinent tests and referrals as necessary. She works closely with Dr. Bates and the rest of our team.
Kim is happily married and has two adorable daughters, whom she loves spending time with.
Natalya Slobodkin MPAS, PA-C
Natalya has also been with us on and off for five years and could be the first practitioner you see. She, too, is smart, thorough, kind and an attentive listener.
Natalya graduated with a BSc in biology and nutrition from Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX, and then attained a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX.
She is a valuable team member, and evaluates, treats and recommends referrals and tests as appropriate.
Natalya is happily married and loves spending time with her two wonderful children.
Dr. Bates and her PAs work in close collaboration as part of a complete team to provide thorough, personalized medical care with a focus on wellness, prevention and optimal health.