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Joe Bates, MD

Psychiatrist located in Southlake, TX

About Dr. Bates

Joe Bates, MD, is a psychiatrist who believes in providing compassionate and individualized care for the specific needs of each one of his patients. He works with children, adolescents, and adults at Dr. Messina & Associates, in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Bates is board-certified in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He has extensive experience with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and developmental delay in children and adults. He has served on faculties of medical schools, as well as hospital and clinic settings. Dr. Bates is a published contributor to scientific journals and has authored a book on cognitive remediation.

As a major in the Medical Corps, he was a physician with the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star. Dr. Bates has worked as a psychiatric provider with the VA for his fellow military veterans. He and his wife of 50 plus years have four children and thirteen grandchildren. His community service and ministry experience have guided his approach in working with individuals to create a lasting impact in their lives.

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Dr. Messina & Associates

Joe Bates, MD, is a psychiatrist who believes in providing compassionate and individualized care for the specific needs of each one of his patients. He works with children, adolescents, and adults at Dr. Messina & Associates, in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Bates is board-certified in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He has extensive experience with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and developmental delay in children and adults. He has served on faculties of medical schools, as well as hospital and clinic settings. Dr. Bates is a published contributor to scientific journals and has authored a book on cognitive remediation.

As a major in the Medical Corps, he was a physician with the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star. Dr. Bates has worked as a psychiatric provider with the VA for his fellow military veterans. He and his wife of 50 plus years have four children and thirteen grandchildren. His community service and ministry experience have guided his approach in working with individuals to create a lasting impact in their lives.


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Joe Bates, MD, is a psychiatrist who believes in providing compassionate and individualized care for the specific needs of each one of his patients. He works with children, adolescents, and adults at Dr. Messina & Associates, in Southlake, Texas.

Dr. Bates is board-certified in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. He has extensive experience with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavior disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and developmental delay in children and adults. He has served on faculties of medical schools, as well as hospital and clinic settings. Dr. Bates is a published contributor to scientific journals and has authored a book on cognitive remediation.

As a major in the Medical Corps, he was a physician with the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and Bronze Star. Dr. Bates has worked as a psychiatric provider with the VA for his fellow military veterans. He and his wife of 50 plus years have four children and thirteen grandchildren. His community service and ministry experience have guided his approach in working with individuals to create a lasting impact in their lives.


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