Dr. Chris Bales, MD

Dr. Chris Bales, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o
3 reviews

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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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Personal Bio

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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Dr. Bales' Experience

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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 Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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

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Dr. Bales' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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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

Hospitals where Dr. Bales has admitting priveleges

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
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