Dr. Joshua Bales, MD

Dr. Joshua Bales, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
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38 y/o
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Dr. Joshua Bales, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Richland, WA. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.

Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

1351 Fowler St

Richland, WA 99352
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans

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Top Care Areas

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Ganglion Cyst
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more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bales "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 training in Cincinnati with Dr. Peter Stern concentrating on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, including arthroscopy and microsurgery in patients of all ages.

Dr. Bales has contributed to the science of hand surgery through journal articles and presentations at national medical conferences. He is particularly interested in traumatic injuries of the upper extremity including those related to sports and industry. Additionally, he specializes in compressive neuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bales enjoys seeing each patient's quality of life improve with treatment, both with conservative treatment and with surgery when necessary."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bales has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bales' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bales to family and friends
4.6
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bales' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Richland, WA |
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!
in Burbank, WA |
A great Doctor and a person.. bed side manor was great. Sure i wll use him again....
in West Richland, WA |
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.
San Francisco, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bales accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • 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
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Bales has admitting privileges

Kadlec Regional Medical Center
888 Swift Blvd
Richland, WA 99352
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