Dr. Yates is from the east coast of Florida. She attended the University of Florida, majoring in Microbiology and Cell Science. Shortly after graduating, Dr. Yates was at a traffic light when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. Her family doctor provided muscle relaxers and pain killers which masked the pain. After 6 weeks without improvement she finally visited, reluctantly because she was skeptical, a chiropractor and immediately experienced results. After several months of care and complete recovery, she became interested in chiropractic as a profession and enrolled in chiropractic school.
Dr. Yates graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida. Dr. Yates was selected as one of the first students to travel with the Palmer Clinic Abroad Program to Madagascar, where she provided Chiropractic care to various people in great need. In chiropractic school Dr. Yates was active in the Student American Chiropractic Association, participating in many conferences including the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, a grassroots lobbying of congress for chiropractic legislation. Dr. Yates was also a member of many clubs including the Motion Palpation and Sport Chiropractic clubs. Dr Yates graduated with honors.
As a chiropractor, Dr. Yates was a volunteer physician for the Pinellas County Department of Health for several years, for which she was given the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2009. Dr. Yates has been involved with many volunteer associations and remains committed to giving back. Other than being a chiropractor, Dr. Yates is also dedicated to teaching and has been an adjunct instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at St. Petersburg College since 2011.