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Dr. Joshua Bales, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Bales

Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

1351 Fowler St Richland, WA 99352

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Dr. Joshua Bales, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Richland, WA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Tulane University Of Louisiana in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.


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(509) 946-1654

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Cigna
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Open Access
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First Choice Health
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Humana
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Bales' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wrist Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales performs Wrist Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bales performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Total Wrist Replacement
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales performs Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bales performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Wrist Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bales treats Wrist Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bales treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Radius Fracture

Dr. Bales' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Bales is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. While training at UCLA, he cared for a broad spectrum of patients from UCLA athletes to children at the Shriners' hospital. He continued his trai...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2012
University Of Cincinnati Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
UCLA Orthopedic
Residency Hospital
2007
UCLA Hosp
Internship Hospital
2006
Tulane University Of Louisiana
Medical School
2002
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2007
2006
2002

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Dr. Bales' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bales

4.4

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(12)
4 Stars
12.5%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
12.5%
(2)

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Horrible bedside manner. Only cared about cutting and not actually on the patient. Didn't listen to me when I continuously reported pain. Another doctor figured out that I has another wrist tear that Dr. Bales never fixed even though he knew about it.
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I am forever impressed with the quality of service, expansive knowledge, consideration and care I received while being a patient of Dr. Bales. I honestly could not say enough wonderful things about this doctor. He helped me recover from a very bad break which necessitated multiple surgeries. In addition to this help, the service of the staff in the front and back "of the house" was exceptional every time. I also really appreciated the efficiency within the office. Highly recommended!
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A great Doctor and a person.. bed side manor was great. Sure i wll use him again....
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We discussed my problem and optional solutions. We elected surgery as the option. The surgery was complex, but Dr. Bales did an excellent job and the results were excellent. Folow up was also excellent, and his bedside manner is a model for surgeons.
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Dr. Bales is an attentive listener. He explains procedures so you know what's coming next. His followup is caring and attentive. On top of that, he is as nice as the day is long.
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