Dr. Chris Bales, MD

Dr. Chris Bales, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
44 y/o
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Dr. Chris Bales, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Greencastle, IN and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

OrthoIndy

1003 Mill Pond Ln

Greencastle, IN 46135
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Bales performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Bales's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Bales' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bales "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. "

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

56  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 Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • 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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10  Procedures

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

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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

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bales to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Bales did surgery on my husband's left shoulder. His nurse was friendly and helpful. Dr. Bales was prompt and very informative. His office staff set up surgery and called several times before the day of surgery. Dr. Bales came into room before surgery and made sure my husband was ok and went...more
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Dr. Bales performed shoulder surgery on my left shoulder. I had lost the use of my left arm due to an injury over 3 months prior to surgery. He was very informative, and helpful throughout the process and has made a tremendous impact on my life and ability to regain use of my arm. He takes the...more
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