John Bates

John Bates

Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at age 62, John Bates, M.D. underwent a total lifestyle change that included adapting a vegan diet and competing in various athletic competitions. A retired wellness center director, Bates will compete in tennis and triathlon at the 2015 National Senior Games Presented by Humana. Additionally, Bates is being honored as a Humana Game Changer for serving as a role model to seniors – and people of all ages – for how to live a healthy life.