Dear Prospective Patient,
Our mission is to provide the best medical care in a warm, family-at-home environment. Dr. Joseph Tate is a sole practitioner which means that he sees all his patients himself. He is available 24/7 for emergency situations should one arise. Personalized care is very important to Dr. Tate and our staff so we want you to feel free to ask all of your questions. We need to know that by the end of each visit we are all on the same page with regard to your.. care.
To accommodate those in our waiting room we offer wireless internet and welcome your children and other family members. We are aware that going to the doctor is not on your list of fun things to do, but we try to make your time spent here as pleasant as possible.
Please call (770) 449-8171 to schedule an appointment!
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Its been almost 2 years and I still rave about my experience! With 5wks left in my pregnancy I drove nearly 2 hrs so that I could try for a VBAC! The ladies at ICAN were a Godsend & its one of the... most memorable moments I've ever had! There were slight issues during the labor but after 14hrs of labor, Dr. Tate helped me push my VBAC baby out in just 20 minutes! Dr. Tate and his staff are just incredible! And to everyone complaining about waiting, BOOHOO! This man is so busy! I would rather wait 5hrs in an office where the staff shows genuine care & concern, then be in another office for just an hour or less, with a staff who is just there to collect a paycheck. This is the most family oriented atmosphere, and I just love this man to pieces! Even though they are nearly 2hrs away, I still chose to use them as my GYN! I will never go anywhere else!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I adore this man, and I adore his entire staff. The C-section rate for twins is 75%, so I knew I needed someone special if I wanted to deliver my twins naturally. Dr. Tate had absolute confidence... that we could do it and I'm so grateful for the support and care that he and his staff provided me. My girls were born healthy in an uncomplicated and unmedicated vaginal delivery - despite a panicky nurse who was convinced I should be in an OR! There really is a family atmosphere at this office. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else for my delivery.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Its been almost 2 years and I still rave about my experience! With 5wks left in my pregnancy I drove nearly 2 hrs so that I could try for a VBAC! The ladies at ICAN were a Godsend & its one of the most memorable moments I've ever had! There were slight issues during the labor but after 14hrs of labor, Dr. Tate helped me push my VBAC baby out in just 20 minutes! Dr. Tate and his staff are just incredible! And to everyone complaining about waiting, BOOHOO! This man is so busy! I would rather wait 5hrs in an office where the staff shows genuine care & concern, then be in another office for just an hour or less, with a staff who is just there to collect a paycheck. This is the most family oriented atmosphere, and I just love this man to pieces! Even though they are nearly 2hrs away, I still chose to use them as my GYN! I will never go anywhere else!
I adore this man, and I adore his entire staff. The C-section rate for twins is 75%, so I knew I needed someone special if I wanted to deliver my twins naturally. Dr. Tate had absolute confidence that we could do it and I'm so grateful for the support and care that he and his staff provided me. My girls were born healthy in an uncomplicated and unmedicated vaginal delivery - despite a panicky nurse who was convinced I should be in an OR! There really is a family atmosphere at this office. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else for my delivery.
We were having our second one and someone in the family recommended Dr. Tate as having a very high percentage of normal delivery. We went in with the hope of getting just that. But we ended up totally floored by a Doctor who is so committed to his patients. He is a super busy guy with so many patients and yet will be there for doing the delivery personally regardless of the time. His knowledge and confidence made us feel safe and relaxed. Funny we didn't end up having a normal delivery as my wife's blood pressure dropped a lot and there were suspicions of infection. Especially the case got complicated around that time. But even with all the confusion going around all the time, I never panicked as I had full confidence on this man. They had to do a quick C section and both mom and baby were fine. After that whenever he met us, he kept apologizing for not being able to give us a normal delivery assuring that they did the best thing that should have been done at that time. We never doubted it, but his numerous reiterations showed us how much he cared for his patients.
Dr. Tate is best a what he does! I live in Cleveland, TN, but drove the 2+hrs to see him & he helped me to VBA2C my daughter at 8lbs 6oz med-free! He is by far the best OB I have ever had & refuse to go anywhere else! I highly recommend Dr. Tate...especially if you want someone who will listen to you & geniunely care for not just you...but for your baby!
The Best Doctor ever! Dr. Tate is wonderful! He delivered my 3rd child VBAC after 2C-Sections. Thank you!!!
Dr. Tate is a wonderful doctor. We recently had our baby girl way too early due to complications and he was able to give her the best chance possible by delivering her alive at 1 pound at 26 weeks. Unfortunately, she passed away due to complications from being so small in the NICU. He is a kind and caring man. He was very optimistic about my future chances to have another baby and also answered all my questions with sensitivity and good information. I also want to mention how great the nurses are. One of the nurses took the time to talk with me at length during my follow up appointment when I was so sad. A true warm and loving family is the way I would describe the whole office. Yes, things can get rowdy in the waiting areas due to all the moms and kids but it is worth it to be treated like a human, rather than a science experiment. Particularly in a time of crisis and loss. As long as Dr. Tate is in business, I will never use anyone else for my OB/GYN.
I have yet to meet Dr. Tate in person as my appt. is still a week out but just the experience ive had speaking with the staff has been great. They managed to patiently stay on the phone with me while I asked questions! I originally emailed them seeking answers since I had been highly recommended to them by members of ICAN because Im attempting to do a VBAC after a traumatic delivery w/my first. Due to some concerns, I failed to respond back to the email they sent back & both staff & Dr. Tate called to follow up making sure they had the correct information & that they weren't neglecting to get ahold of me. Based on the things I've seen/heard from several, I can't imagine Im not making the right decision, as this is a very big decision! But I already feel as if Im in the right hands. Im looking forward to my appointment!
When I was pregnant with my first baby I had 'required' c section due to a breeched baby. With my second I had an automatic RCS. When I found out I was pregnant with my third, I wanted a VBAC and my OB said no one would let me do it. I found Dr. Tate and it was the best decision I ever made. Yes the atmosphere is a little more relaxed, but to me it is more like a family. I never had to wait tons and tons of time. The staff knew me by name and were very friendly overall. Dr Tate answered all of my quesions and allowed me to deliver my third baby naturally though I had just had a c section 13 mths earlier. He does like to tell stories, but that was comforting to me and he does have some days that he is not in the office for religious reasons, but still delivers babies! He took care in helping me have minimal tearing though I delivered a very large baby (9.15lbs) and he never pushed for a C section (or anything else) though I labored for over 25 hrs. He even turned my baby because she was breeched while I was still pregnant to get her head down for delivery. I have to admit he is not always exactly gentle but he is skilled. The people at Emory call him a Midwife in a Man. I tell all of my friends seeking VBACs or natural deliveries to talk to Dr. Tate. I cannot thank him enough for all he did!
Dr Tate and his staff are AMAZING. Here is what is great: he's the best at what he does. He's relaxed, an expert, and will take the time to answer your questions. In the delivery, he will do his best to make sure that the baby is safe and with as little invasion as possible. He delivered my second daughter, and the labor and delivery was amazing. He helped me do it with local anesthetic, which really made the delivery special. Cons: You should know--you will have to wait when you get to his office. He is the only doctor and he has a few nurses. His staff are like (and in many cases are) family. Being in his waiting room feels like being in his living room. I loved it, but this isn't for everyone.
We have had a traumatic emergency C-section at Northside hospital with our first son 3 years ago and were determined to do things very different the second time around. We found Dr Tate on line due to wonderful reviews and decided to meet him. Best decision we have ever made :-). Yes, sometimes we had to wait a while to be able to see him but we had an option to see the nurse and we chose to wait for him. He was always very kind and loved to explain to us every single detail, risks and options we had and at the end of the day it would be our choice even though he would give his opinion. I still can't believe that 2 weeks ago we had our daughter at Emory Midtown with Dr Tate with no medication and it was only possible with the friendly atmosphere, his sense of humor, focus and confidence that he assures you all the time that you can do it. I would highly recommend him for anyone trying for a VBAC or not. We would like to thank Dr Tate and his staff for supporting us during these 9 months of pregnancy! Partington Family
The reviews on here are glowing, but our experiences with Dr. Tate and his office staff are completely different. We waited over FOUR hours for my initial pregnancy visit, then THREE the second time. And he was there the whole time, so it was not as if he was out delivering babies which would explain it. Once we finally got to see him, he scarfed down a smelly sandwich right in front of us (which made me almost throw up due to morning sickness). In the second visit, one of the nurses actually said to the other one "don't be retarded"' which is highly insensitive in this environment, the Office Manager actually came in and berated us , accusing us of making the doctor go way over his time ( when, in fact, it was he who took three calls on his cell phone and spent ten minutes talking about himself), and the front desk personnel were so rude to us that we swore never to return. The bottom line with this doctor is if you have had a csection previously or having a potential problem birth, there may be nobody better. However, if you do not have any of the above, it's not worth spending your entire day waiting to see him, being berated by his staff, and having your blood drawn in front of everyone else waiting. Yes, they don't even bother taking you into a separate area. I saw a review on here where they mention he gave his opinions about Downs Syndrome and the doctor wrote a response denying it. He said the same to us during our second visit.
Dr. Tate was an answered prayer to our family! He is very intelligent and down to earth. My husband found him with our third pregnancy which was a VBAC. It was by far the best pregnancy and birthing experience out of the three I have had. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!!
If i could i would give him uncountable stars. I just had my 1st child delivered by Dr Tate after a previous mymectomy done 10months ago! Every Dr i came in contact with had said i couldn't have my baby vaginally. Dr Tate was amazing. he was extremely careful and encourage me every step of the way. He is God sent
I just had my 2nd birth with Dr Tate. He saved me from an unnecessary c-section w/ my 1st when I switched to him at 38.5 wks due to a breech position. He manually turned my baby head down at 40 wks 6 days & supported me as I went to 42 wks 2 days before I decided to have an induction. He continued to support me through the induction as I labored for nearly 24 hrs, never pushing to c-section. When I suffered a miscarriage at 11.5 w/ my next pregnancy, he was very supportive, caring & offered kind words, unlike the ER Dr. I saw. This 2nd baby was also breech & flipped on it's own. If the baby had stayed breech, I would have attempted a vaginal breech birth w/ Dr. T. Dr. T helped me to achieve the epidural free birth I wanted with my 2nd. He provided encouragement when I didn't think I could push out the baby on my own. He honored our birth plan & I saw him often while I was laboring. He offers services that many providers do not including VBAC, breech vaginal birth, manual versions for breech & paracervical block for pain mgmt. He is honest and upfront, unlike the 2 other doctors I saw with my 1st. He spends a lot of time w/ you as a patient & is active on the local ICAN message board. You really get to know this Dr. as a person & professional. I can't recommend him enough. He has changed my life for the better. My husband & mother are also grateful to him for supporting our choices & helping us to achieve the births we wanted. Thank you Dr. Tate, you are a real gem.
I had high hopes for Dr Tate after reading all the great reviews. However, he spent 3 hours with us talking mostly about irrelevant things, stories about other patients, his dog, etc. He spent so much time talking and distracting himself, he didn't even make it through my history. When it came time for my questions, he was already rushing. He still didn't answer them clearly and went on tangents. He is unprofessional, chaotic and disorganized. Furthermore, he pushed his religious views on us. He told us he would refuse to circumcise our baby in the hospital bc we are Jewish, even though he does this for his non-Jewish patients. He implored us to do a religious ceremony called a bris instead since we are Jewish, which is not a medical decision but a religious one. We also asked him questions about Downs syndrome testing and he made it clear that he does not approve of terminating the pregnancy in that case, and told us that he would refuse to do it. When we asked him about various testing options he mixed religious explanations with medical ones. His answers were so long and convulted, involved stories about other patients and religious views, that we did not even properly understand our medical options. He is violating a physician's ethical code by being judgmental of his patients instead of giving them the facts on options that are medically safe. Unfortunately I cannot trust this doctor.
In all the years that I have been reviewed on Kudzu, I have never responded to critical reviews. I am making an exception here because of blatant inaccuracies. I will make my remarks general, since to do otherwise would violate patient confidentiality.
I never push my religious views on any patient. However, a patient can also not push their views on me. Would they say that a devout Catholic doctor was “pushing” his views if he refused to do an abortion? It is interesting that in 27+ years, no one has ever accused me of pushing my religious views on them.
My religion prohibits me from doing a medical circumcision on a Jewish baby. I offer Jewish mothers who don’t want a religious circumcision other alternatives including no circumcision or getting another doctor to do it. But, I also offer to do it at my office, as a ritual circumcision (meaning I will make appropriate blessings). They are free to choose whichever they want.
As regards prenatal testing, I offer the WHOLE range of prenatal testing up to and including amniocentesis. I go through an approach to the decision making process with all my patients, regardless of religion, and this process is NOT religiously based. Even though I, personally, would not terminate a Downs baby, I don’t tell any patient what they should do.
Although I would love to have 3 hours to spend with a new patient, the volume of patients prohibits this, so the assertion that I spent 3 hours is pure hyperbole.