Dr. Chris Bales, MD

Dr. Chris Bales, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o
(3)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Chris Bales graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1996. During his four years at Notre Dame he played for the Irish hockey team. In 1998, he received his master's of science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Bales received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. In 2008, Dr. Bales completed a sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was an associate team physician for the Stanford football team. He also was a team physician for Santa Clara University men's and women's soccer and basketball teams. Dr. Bales also assisted with the care of the San Francisco 49er's and worked with the organization during the 2008 NFL combine. Dr. Bales' work has been published in leading professional journals, including: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine.

OrthoIndy

1003 Mill Pond Ln

Greencastle, IN 46135
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Multiple Joint Dislocations - Metaphyseal Dysplasia
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Work-Related Injuries

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Neuroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • William Beaumont
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • William Beaumont
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Bales does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Bales and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Hendricks Regional Health

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Bales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bales to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Bales' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bales accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Bales has admitting privileges

Hendricks Regional Health
1000 E Main St
Danville, IN 46122
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Orthoindy Hospital
8400 Northwest Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46278
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St. Vincent Clay Hospital
1206 E National Ave
Brazil, IN 47834
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